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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

certain.'

EDINBURGH, Nov. 1876.

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II. Influence of the enthusiasm in favour of the Empire

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III. Influence of Patronage on the Augustan Poetry
Poetry employed in the interest of the Government

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IV. Influence of material conditions on Literature

Wealth and luxury of Rome in the Augustan Age
Liberality of Augustus and Maecenas to Virgil and Horace
Effects of this on the art of these poets

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