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" On another view of the matter, we may suppose that they meant by Adonis the fruits of the earth ; which are for one while buried, but at length appear flourishing to the sight. When, therefore, the seed was thrown into the ground, they said Adonis was... "
Sixteen select idyls of Theocritus, with Engl. notes by D.B. Hickie - Page 112
by Theocritus (of Syracuse.) - 1839
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The Works of the English Poets, from Chaucer to Cowper: Including ..., Volume 20

Alexander Chalmers - English poetry - 1810
...buried, but at length appear flourishing to the sight; when therefore the seed was tlrrown into tlie ground, they said, Adonis was gone to Proserpine;...that they sowed corn, and made gardens for Adonis. Univcrs. Hist .vol. ii. Milton has some fine melodious lines on tliii subject. Thammnz came next behind,...
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Rowe's Lucan ; Grainger's Tibullus ; Fawkes's Theocritus ; Apollonuis ...

Alexander Chalmers - English poetry - 1810
...sight; when therefore the seed was thrown into the ground, they said, Adonis was gone to Proserpine; hut when it sprouted up, they said, he had revisited the...it was that they sowed corn, and made gardens for Adunis. Univers. Hist. vol. ii, Milton has some fine melodious lines on thil subject. Thammuz came...
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The Works of the Greek and Roman Poets, Volume 7

Greek literature - 1813
...understood Winter — not unaptly represented by so gloomy an animal. On another view of the natter, we may suppose that they meant by Adonis the fruits...made gardens for Adonis. Universal Hist. vol. ii. In Maundrell's Travels, we meet with a curious illustration of this ancient superstition. ' We had...
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The British Poets: Including Translations ...

British poets - Classical poetry - 1822
...the sun, therefore, was in the six inferior signs, they said he was with Proserpine; when in the next superior, with Venus. By the boar that slew Adonis,...made gardens for Adonis. Universal Hist. vol. ii. In Maundrell's Travels, we meet with a curious illustration of this ancient superstition. ' We had...
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A Selection from the Remains of Theocritus, Bion, and Moschus: With Glossary ...

Theocritus - 1846 - 155 pages
...Venus, the under Proserpine ; when the sun, therefore, was in the six inferior signs, they said he was with Proserpine ; when in the six superior, with...sowed corn and made gardens for Adonis." — Universal History, vol. ii. " In Maundrell's Travels we meet with a curious illustration of this ancient superstition....
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Ancient history

Gustaf Clemens Hebbe - History, Ancient - 1848
...they meant the fruits of the earth, which are first buried, and afterwards appear flourishing before the sight. When, therefore, the seed was thrown into...sprouted up, they said he had revisited the light with Venus. And hence it probably was that they sowed corn and made gardens for Adonis — for they...
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