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Kiss my-—, ice. but our author is more grave, and (as a fine writer fays of Virgil in
his Georgits) tosses about bis Dung tcitb an air of Majesty. If we consider that the
Exercises of his Authors could with justice be no higher than Tickling, Chats ring
Now it is plain Philips hath done this, and in that Particular excelled both'
Theocritus and Virgil. 3. As Simplicity is the distinguishing Characteristick of
Pastoral, Virgil hath been thought guilty of too courtly a Stile ; his Language is
perfectly- pure ...
Tonson calls it Dryden's Virgil, to show that this is not that Virgil so admired in the
Augustæan age, but a Virgil of another stamp, a silly, impertinent, nonsensical
Writer, (m) None but a Bavius, a Mavius, or a Bathyl- lus cjarrj'd at Virgil, and
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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