Selections from Virgil's Georgics

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University Press, 1921 - 124 pages
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Page xxviii - tis a passionate work!— yet wise and well; Well chosen is the spirit that is here; That Hulk which labours in the deadly swell, This rueful sky, this pageantry of fear!
Page xlv - Thus with the year Seasons return; but not to me returns Day, or the sweet approach of ev'n or morn, Or sight of vernal bloom, or summer's rose, Or flocks, or herds, or human face divine...
Page 20 - ... concidit et mixtum spumis vomit ore cruorem extremosque ciet gemitus. it tristis arator maerentem abiungens fraterna morte iuvencum, atque opere in medio defixa relinquit aratra.
Page 9 - Di patrii, indigetes, et Romule Vestaque mater, quae Tuscum Tiberim et Romana Palatia servas, hunc saltem everso iuvenem succurrere saeclo ne prohibete.
Page 8 - Auster, sol tibi signa dabit. solem quis dicere falsum audeat? ille etiam caecos instare tumultus saepe monet fraudemque et operta tumescere bella.
Page 17 - Et varios ponit fetus autumnus, et alte Mitis in apricis coquitur vindemia saxis. Interea dulces pendent circum oscula nati, Casta pudicitiam servat domus, ubera vaccae Lactea demittunt, pinguesque in gramine laeto 5*5 Inter se adversis luctantur cornibus haedi.
Page 28 - Taenarias etiam fauces, alta ostia Ditis, et caligantem nigra formidine lucum ingressus manesque adiit regemque tremendum nesciaque humanis precibus mansuescere corda. 470 at cantu commotae Erebi de sedibus imis umbrae ibant tenues simulacraque luce carentum...
Page 15 - Iustitia excedens terris vestigia fecit. me vero primum dulces ante omnia Musae, quarum sacra fero ingenti percussus amore, accipiant, caelique vias et sidera monstrent, defectus solis varios lunaeque labores ; unde tremor terris, qua vi maria alta tumescant obicibus ruptis rursusque in se ipsa residant, 48o quid tantum Oceano properent se tinguere soles hiberni, vel quae tardis mora noctibus obstet.
Page 2 - Pater ipse colendi Haud facilem esse viam voluit, primusque per artem Movit agros curis acuens mortalia corda, Nee torpere gravi passus sua regna veterno.
Page 28 - quis et me," inquit, " miseram et te perdidit, Orpheu, quis tantus furor ? en iterum crudelia retro fata vocant conditque natantia lumina somnus. iamque vale : feror ingenti circumdata nocte invalidasque tibi tendens, heu non tua, palmas...

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