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7 , J , BURTON , The great improvement that has taken place , within a few years
, in the art of Engraving on Wood , as well as its general adoption , in some
measure superseding the use of Copper and Steel , led to the present attempt to
Perhaps few of the admirers of this elegant poem in its native tongue are aware
of the homage paid to its eminent merits , by the attempts to render its beauties
accessible to foreign readers : a list of these would occupy a considerable space
ix The French translation is by Le Tourneur , author also of a similar attempt with “
Young's Night Thoughts ” and “ Hervey's Meditations ; ” a language , it would
appear , the least capable of any other of communicating a faithful idea of the ...
Mr. Yarrell's work is the most satisfactory epitome of facts and speculations that
has been hitherto attempted upon the subject . It is written in so popular a spirit ,
that it will be as intelligible to the non - scientific reader , as it cannot fail to be ...
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Reprint of what may once have been one of the most familiar poems in English from the 18th century. At a time when few could read in England, one of its most educated sons, and the companion of Horace ... Read full review