History of Roman literature from its earliest period to the Augustan age ...

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Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, 1827 - Latin literature
 

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Page 141 - What though he knows not those fantastic joys That still amuse the wanton, still deceive ; A face of pleasure, but a heart of pain ; Their hollow moments undelighted all ! Sure peace is his ; a solid life, estrang'd To disappointment and fallacious hope : Rich in content ; in Nature's bounty rich, In herbs and fruits...
Page 238 - Then farewell, Horace ; whom I hated so, Not for thy faults, but mine ; it is a curse To understand, not feel thy lyric flow, To comprehend, but never love thy verse...
Page 281 - ... marriage, like other partnerships, might be dissolved by the abdication of one of the associates. In three centuries of prosperity and corruption, this principle was enlarged to frequent practice and pernicious abuse. Passion, interest, or caprice...
Page 141 - To disappointment, and fallacious hope: Rich in content, in Nature's bounty rich, In herbs and fruits; whatever greens the Spring, When heaven descends in showers; or bends the bough When Summer reddens, and when Autumn beams ; Or in the wintry glebe whatever lies Conceal'd, and fattens with the richest sap...
Page 313 - He that courts his mistress with Roman imagery deserves to lose her ; for she may with good reason suspect his sincerity, iHammond has few sentiments drawn from nature, and few images from modern life.
Page 84 - Here flow'd his fountain ; here his laurels grew ; Here oft the meek good man, the lofty bard Fram'd the...
Page 141 - These are not wanting ; nor the milky drove, Luxuriant, spread o'er all the lowing vale ; Nor bleating mountains ; nor the chide of streams, And hum of bees, inviting sleep sincere Into the guiltless breast, beneath the shade...
Page 208 - Soracte, Frascati, the Campagna, and Rome in the distance ; these form a succession of landscapes superior, in the delight produced, to the richest cabinet of Claude's. Tivoli cannot be described : no true portrait of it exists : all views alter and embellish it : they...
Page 295 - Et sedeo duras ianitor ante fores. Non ego laudari curo, mea Delia : tecum Dum modo sim, quaeso segnis inersque vocer.
Page 296 - Messallam terra dum sequiturque mari.' sed me, quod facilis tenero sum semper Amori, ipsa Venus campos ducet in Elysios.

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