The Miscellaneous Works Of Joseph Addison (volume 3)

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byJoseph Addison

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Book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1830. Excerpt: ... But to return again to our virtues. You have here the picture of Fidelity f, who was worshipped as a goddess among the Romans: Si tu oblitus es at Dii meminerunt, meminit Fides. Catul. ad Alphen. I should fancy, from the following verses of Virgil and Silius Italicus, that she was represented under the figure of an old woman : Cana Fides, et Vesta, Remo cumfratre Quirinus Jura dabant. Virg. ^En. lib. 1. Then banish'd Faith shall once again return, And vestal fires in hallow'd temples burn, And Remus with Quirinus shall sustain The righteous laws, and fraud and force restrain. Dryden. 1 Ad limina sancta Contendit Fidei, secretaque pectora ten tat. Arcanis dea lteta polo turn forte remoto Ccrlicolum magnas votvebat conscia curas. Ante Jovem generata, decus divumque hominumque, Qua sine non telluspacem, non aquora norunt, Justitia consors. ? Sil. Ital. lib. 2. He to the shrines of Faith his steps addrest. She, pleas'd with secrets rolling in her breast, Far from the world remote, revolv'd on high The cares of gods, and counsels of the sky, Ere Jove was born she grac'd the bright abodes, Consort of Justice, boast of men and gods ; Without whose heavenly aid no peace below The stedfast earth, and rolling ocean know. There is a medal of Heliogabalus inscribed Fides Exehcitus, that receives a great light from the preceding verses. She is posted between two military ensigns, for the good quality that the poet ascribes to her, of preserving the public peace by keeping the army true to its allegiance. I fancy, says Eugenius, as you have discovered the age of this imaginary lady, from the description that the poets have made of her, you may find, too, the colour of the drapery that she wore in the old Roman paintings, from that verse in Horace : Te Spes et albo rara Fides colit Velata pa...

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Book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1830. Excerpt: ... But to return again to our virtues. You have here the picture of Fidelity f, who was worshipped as a goddess among the Romans: Si tu oblitus es at Dii mem...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:66 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.14 inPublished:January 2, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217357202

ISBN - 13:9780217357203

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