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At pater Anchises penitus convalle virenti Inclusas animas, superumque ad
lumen ituras, Lustrabat Virg. Mn. 6. <679-8i. Dryden, translating freely, had
rendered Virgil's "inclusas animas" as "Spirits, which . . . new Bodies wait." Cf. 1.
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In this view it will appear that Virgil can only have two of his Eclogues allowed to
be such: His first and ninth must be rejected, because they describe the ravages
of Armies, and oppressions of the Innocent- Corydon's criminal Passion for ...
Mr. DRYDEN's Virgil. Tonson calls it Dryden's Virgil, to show that this is not that
Vir- 1 o gil so admired in the Augustaean age, but a Virgil of another stamp, a silly
, impertinent, nonsensical Writer, (m) None but a Bavius, a Mtzvius, or a Bathyllus
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On the whole, I did enjoy reading this poem, although I found it very difficult to read. I've heard before that it's very hard to comprehend the first time around, and I would have to agree. Although ... Read full review
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The Dunciad in Four Books
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