P. Vergili Maronis Bucolica et Georgica: with introduction and notes

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Macmillan and Company, Limited, 1922 - 396 pages
 

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Page 352 - Where some, like magistrates, correct at home, Others, like merchants, venture trade abroad, Others, like soldiers, armed in their stings, Make boot upon the summer's velvet buds, Which pillage they with merry march bring home To the tent-royal of their emperor...
Page 114 - And when they list, their lean and flashy songs Grate on their scrannel pipes of wretched straw...
Page xxxix - Thou that singest wheat and woodland, tilth and vineyard, hive and horse and herd ; All the charm of all the Muses often flowering in a lonely word...
Page 9 - Musae, paulo maiora canamus ! non omnes arbusta iuvant humilesque myricae ; si canimus silvas, silvae sint consule dignac. ultima Cumaei venit iam carminis aetas ; magnus ab integro saeclorum nascitur ordo. iam redit et Virgo, redeunt Saturnia regna ; iam nova progenies caelo demittitur alto.
Page 10 - At simul heroum laudes et facta parentis iam legere et quae sit poteris cognoscere virtus, molli paulatim flavescet campus arista, incultisque rubens pendebit sentibus uva, et durae quercus sudabunt roscida mella.
Page 147 - The one seem'd woman to the waist, and fair, But ended foul in many a scaly fold, Voluminous and vast, a serpent arm'd With mortal sting : about her middle round A cry of hell-hounds never ceasing bark'd With wide Cerberean mouths full loud, and rung A hideous peal ; yet, when they list, would creep, If aught disturb'd their noise, into her womb, And kennel there ; yet there still bark'd and howl'd Within unseen.
Page 8 - Qui te, Pollio, amat, veniat quo te quoque gaudet; mella fluant illi, ferat et rubus asper amomum.
Page 4 - At mecum raucis, tua dum vestigia lustro, sole sub ardenti resonant arbusta cicadis. Nonne fuit satius, tristes Amaryllidis iras atque superba pati fastidia? nonne Menalcan, 15 quamvis ille niger, quamvis tu candidus esses? O formose puer, nimium ne crede colori; alba ligustra cadunt, vaccinia nigra leguntur.
Page 32 - Cele'i vilisque supellex, 165 arbuteae crates et mystica vannus lacchi. Omnia quae multo ante memor provisa repones, si te digna manet divini gloria ruris. Continuo in silvis magna vi flexa domatur in burim et curvi formam accipit ulmus aratri.
Page 104 - Alas ! what boots it with incessant care To tend the homely slighted shepherd's trade, And strictly meditate the thankless Muse? Were it not better done, as others use, To sport with Amaryllis in the shade Or with the tangles of Neaera's hair...

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