View Of The State Of Europe During The Middle Ages (volume 3)

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byHenry Hallam

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1853 edition. Excerpt: ... prae-cepta; or, Capillos inficitis, oculos fuli-gine relinitis. It must be owned, that this text is exceedingly corrupt, and I should not despair of seeing a truly critical editor, unscrupulous as his fraternity are apt to be, improve his lines into unblemished hexameters. Till this time arrives, however, we must consider him either as utterly ignorant of metrical distinctions, or at least as aware that the populace whom he addressed did not observe them in speaking. Commodianus is published by Dawes at the end of his edition of Minu-cius Felix. Some specimens are quoted in Harris's Philological Inquiries. f Arctueologia, vol. xiv. p. 188. The following are the first lines: Abundantia peccatorum solet fratres conturbare; Propter hoc Dominus noster voluit nos praemonere, Comparans regnum coclorum reticulo misso in mare. Congregant! multos pisces,omne genus hinc et inde, Quos cum traxissent ad littus, tune cceperunt separare, Bonos in vasa miserunt, reliquos males in mare. This trash is much below the level of Augnstin; but it could not have been later than his age. As Africa must have lost all regard to the rules of measure in the fourth century, so it appears that Gaul was not more correct in the next two ages. A poem addressed by Auspicius, bishop of Toul, to Count Arbogastes, of earlier date probably than the invasion of Clovis, is written with no regard to quantity. The bishop by whom this was composed is mentioned by his contemporaries as a man of learning. Probably he did not choose to perplex the barbarian to whom he was writing (for Arbogastes is plainly a barbarous name) by legitimate Roman metre. In the next century, Gregory of Tours informs us that Chilperic attempted to write Latin verses; but the lines could not be reconciled...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1853 edition. Excerpt: ... prae-cepta; or, Capillos inficitis, oculos fuli-gine relinitis. It must be owned, that this text is exceedingl...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:226 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.48 inPublished:April 21, 2013Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217415288

ISBN - 13:9780217415286

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