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Strana 28 - ... verum ubi plura nitent in carmine, non ego paucis offendar maculis, quas aut incuria fudit aut humana parum cavit natura.
Strana 3 - ... adsuitur pannus, cum lucus et ara Dianae et properantis aquae per amoenos ambitus agros aut flumen Rhenum aut pluvius describitur arcus; sed nunc non erat his locus. et fortasse cupressum scis simulare: quid hoc, si fractis enatat exspes 20 navibus, aere dato qui pingitur?
Strana 32 - Ducere quo vellet. Fuit haec sapientia quondam, Publica privatis secernere, sacra profanis, Concubitu prohibere vago, dare jura maritis, Oppida moliri, leges incidere ligno ; Sic honor et nomen divinis vatibus atque 400 Carminibus venit. Post hos insignis Homerus Tyrtaeusque mares animos in Martia bella...
Strana 8 - Ut silvae foliis pronos mutantur in annos, Prima cadunt ; ita verborum vetus interit aetas, Et juvenum ritu florent modo nata vigentque.
Strana 63 - Thence first came up the title of Blank Verse ; — You know, Sir, what Blank signifies ?— when the sense, First framed, is tied with Adjectives like points, And could not hold together without wedges : Hang 't, 'tis pedantic, vulgar Poetry. Let children, when they versify, stick here And there these piddling words for want of matter Poets write Masculine Numbers. [From the " Guardian," a Comedy, by Abraham Cow ley, 1650.
Strana 9 - Musa dedit fidibus divos puerosque deorum Et pugilem victorem et equum certamine primum Et juvenum curas et libera vina referre.
Strana 14 - Nec reditum Diomedis ab interitu Meleagri, Nec gemino bellum Trojanum orditur ab ovo ; Semper ad eventum festinat et in medias res Non secus ac notas auditorem rapit, et...
Strana 257 - Ores.tes, were he to return to this Argos ? El. Ah ! wherefore that question, when there is no prospect of his return at all ? Or. But supposing he should return, how would he go about to revenge the death of his father ? El. In the same way, in which that father suffered from the daring attempts of his enemies. Or. And could you then dare to undertake with him the murder of your mother ? El. Yes, with that very steel, with which she murdered my father. Or. And am I at liberty to relate this to your...
Strana 129 - Now if such an audience could so easily misinterpret an attention to the truth of character into the real doctrine of the poet, and this too, when a chorus was at hand to correct and disabuse their judgments, what must be the case, when the whole is left to the sagacity and penetration of the people? The wiser sort, 'tis true, have little need of this information.
Strana 189 - S;c. 1736. later writers speak of him as the INVENTOR of this Poem. But to return to our proper subject, the Greek Satyrs. III. For the absolute merit of these satyrs, the reader will judge of it himself by comparing the Cyclops, the only piece of this kind remaining to us from antiquity, ' with the rules here delivered by Horace. Only it may be observed, in addition to what the reader will find elsewhere...