The Satires Of Decimus Junius Juvenalis, And Of Aulus Persius Flaccus (volume 1); And Of Aulus…

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1817. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... SATIRE VI. TO URSIDIUS POSTHUMUS. v. 1--8. s. I believe that Chastity was known. And prized on earth, while Saturn fill'd the throne; When rocks a bleak and scanty shelter gave, When sheep and shepherds throng'd one common cave, And when the mountain wife her couch bestrew'd. With skins of beasts, joint tenants of the wood, . And reeds, and leaves pluck'd from the neighbour- ing tree: -- A woman, Cynthia, far unlike to thee, Ver. 5. And when the mountain wife, #c] " That is," says StapyltoD, " the wife that dwelt in the mountain before such time as the men, although they came down themselves, durst bring their wives into the level." This is the strangest idea imaginable. The women here spoken of were not very likely to excite any fears on their account: they were not less bold and adventurous than the men, nay, often, says the poet, more so.-- But thus it is, when the author is thinking of one thing, and the translator of another. A few lines below, because Juvenal calls Or thee, weak child of fondness and of fears, Whose eyes a sparrow's death suffused with tears : the children of these primeval women large, Madan tells us that they were suckled till they were near a hundred years old! This passage is charmingly imitated in the tragedy of Philaster : " Phil. O, that I had but digg'd myself a cave, " Where I, my fire, my cattle, and my bed, " Might have been shut together in one shed; " And then had taken me some mountain girl, . . " Beaten with winds, chaste as the harden'd rock, " Whereon she dwells; that might have strew'd my bed " With leaves and reeds, and with the skins of beasts, " Our neighbours ; and have born at her big breasts, " My large coarse issue." Act Iv. Thus did the reading of the old dramatists enable them to enrich their works with passages ...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1817. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... SATIRE VI. TO URSIDIUS POSTHUMUS. v. 1--8. s. I believe that Chastity was known. And prized on earth, while Saturn fill'd the throne;...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:134 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.29 inPublished:January 9, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217133991

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