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it to have been. He writes of the country which he passed through—'The result of my observations perfectly confirms what you had already supposed. The country south of the Lago di Garda for a distance of at least twenty miles is of a gently undulating character, and is intersected by long ranges of hills which gradually sink down towards the lake and the Mincio. The loftiest of these hills may perhaps reach a height of 1000 feet above the lake-level, but that is a point on which I cannot say anything
EDINBURGH, Nov. 1876.
Chief conditions modifying the poetry of the Augustan Age.
II. Influence of the enthusiasm in favour of the Empire
III. Influence of Patronage on the Augustan Poetry
IV. Influence of material conditions on Literature
Wealth and luxury of Rome in the Augustan Age
VIRGIL'S PLACE IN ROMAN LITERATURE.
The style of Virgil the maturity preceding decay.