The Satires Of Decimus Junius Juvenalis

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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. 1806. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... And yet there runs, 'tis said, a wondrous tale Of some pure maid who lives in some lone vale. There she May live ; but let the phoenix, placed At Gabii or Fidenae, still be chaste As at her father's farm--yet who can swear That nought was done in night and silence there ? The gods have oft, io other times, we're told, With many a nymph in woods and caves made bold; And still, perhaps, they may not be too old. Survey our publick places : see'st thou there, One woman worthy of thy serious care ? See'st thou, through all the crowded benches, one Whom thou mightst take, securely, for thy own ? Lo! while Bathyllus, with his flexile limbs, Acts Leda, and through every posture swims, Veh. 82. At Gabii or Fidenx, 4-c] The translators do not appear to have felt the full force of the satire. Stapylton calls Gabii and Fidenae " great towns," and Holyday seems to admit, that though exceedingly inferiour to Rome, they were yet likely, from the number of their inhabitants, to corrupt the maiden's virtue. But these " great towns" had scarcely any inhabitants. Even in Horace's time they were proverbial for their deserted state, Gabiis desertior, atquc Fidcn is: and that they had not improved when Juvenal wrote, appears from the way in which he speaks of them in the tenth Satire. In short, they were wretched hamlets, and almost abandoned by every body. What the poet, therefore, means to insinuate is, that though these places differed but little, in point of populousness, from her father's farm ; yet that little, such was the frail texturu of female purity, was sufficient t6 endanger it. Ver. 92. Lo! while Bathyllus, fyc] As Juvenal has frequent allusions to these amusements, and to the extravagant fondness of the people for them, I will endeavour to give the best account I ran f...

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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. 1806. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... And yet there runs, 'tis said, a wondrous tale Of some pure maid who lives in some lone vale. There she May live ; but let the phoeni...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:182 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.39 inPublished:January 10, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217397239

ISBN - 13:9780217397230

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