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In the preparation of the Notes , we have desired to give not only what may serve
the learner in the bare understanding of the text , but , along with it , some hint of
that wealth of traditional interpretation and illustration which is more important ...
When the Æneid was brought to a close , - many parts being still left unfinished in
detail , - Virgil set out on a journey to Greece , that he might give the leisure of a
few years to its careful revision , and then devote the remainder of his life to ...
The whole scene with its incidents , thus removed to the mythical domain of
pastoral poetry , gives a peculiar delicacy to the praise . MELIBEUS . TITYRUS .
TITYRE , tu patulae recubans sub tegmine fagi silvestrem tenui Musam meditaris
74. nunc : this word ( as often in English ) gives a bitterly sarcastic force to the
imperative , graft your pears now ( if you can ) . 76. non posthac , never more . -
viridi . . . antro , in the bushgrown grot . ( Observe the vivid image in the words ...
... with ivy never sere . - Lycidas . 56. rusticus , a clown , no mate for the city - bred
Alexis . The unhappy lover answers his own offer . 57. Iollas , the master of Alexis
, representing Pollio in the poem . — concedat , i . e . he could give more .
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