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" ... the personages who use it. In the age of Theocritus, this species of the Doric, much softer and smoother than the old dialect of the Dorians, was current in many parts of Greece ; another adventitious circumstance much in favour of our Poet. Hence... "
Sixteen select idyls of Theocritus, with Engl. notes by D.B. Hickie - Page xiii
by Theocritus (of Syracuse.) - 1839
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The idyllia, epigrams, and fragments, of Theocritus, Bion, and ..., Volume 1

Theocritus (of Syracuse) - 1792
...In the age of THEOCRITUS, this fpecies of the Doric (much fofter and fmoother than the old dialeft of the Dorians] was current in many parts of Greece — another adventitious circumftance much in favor of our Poet. Hence his verification derives a melody, which no one of the...
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The Works of the Greek and Roman Poets, Volume 7

Greek literature - 1813
...nuis, Hfrniues, Dirges, Elegies, and I'tmhics. ticity often characterize the personages who use jt. In the age of Theocritus, this species of the Doric...while the frequent recurrence of the dactyl gives jt an ease and lightness more peculiarly graceful in the pastoral Id \ Ilia. With respect to the general...
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The British Poets: Including Translations ...

British poets - Classical poetry - 1822
...sweetness which melts upon the ear, at the same time that its wildness and rusticity often characterize the personages who use it. In the age of Theocritus,...derives a melody, which no one of the ancients hath equaled; while the frequent recurrence of the dactyl gives it an ease and lightness more peculiarly...
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