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OF his Epistle of El oi sa, we are told, by the obscure Author of a " poem called
Sawney, (f.) " That because Prior's Henry and " Emma charm'd the finest tastes,
our author writ his Eloife, in opposi- " tion to it j but forgot innocence and virtue.
After having violently attack'd him in many pieces, at last came to wish from his
heart, " That Mr. Pope wou'd be. prevailed upon to " give us Ovid's Epistles by his
hand : for it. is certain we fee the ori- " ginal of Sapho to Phaon with much more ...
... and none but such unthinking Vermin admire his Translates, (n) It is true, soft
and easy lines might become Ovid's Epistles or Art of Love But Virgil who is all
great and majestic, &c. requires strength of lines, weight of words, and closeness
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - lizpatanders - LibraryThing
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