Sivut kuvina

et arbitrii," of age, and fit to make vows for herself; but had that ingenious commentator attended to the words" clam et tacita" in the fame line, he would have seen that the true reading was that which is retained in the text.

Ver. 17. Menage observes of the original of this passage, that an active should not follow a passive verb; and therefore contends that the •' urunt" should be " uruntur:" and yet we know that the contrary practice is warranted by some of the purest writers of the Augustan age: and, if the translator is not mistaken, that learned grammarian himself has, in his Latin poems, fallen into the mode of expression, which he here condemns in Sulpicia.

POEM VII. Ver. 3. The villa, mentioned in the original, is Eretum, now Monte Ritondo It was situated upon a high hill, not far from the bank> of the Tiber, and was therefore cool, even in the midst of summer. Cluveriui places it -)t the distance of fourteen miles from Rome; but Holftcnius, in his Annot. Gcogr. on the authority of Antoninus's Itinerary, and Feriarius removes it four miles farther off.


Ver. I. From the original, the commentitw conclude, that Sulpicia was the daughter of ix famous Serviui Sulpicius, who died at Modaa, whilst he was engaged in an embassy to Antotj, which he had undertaken at th« request of the n» fills Hirtius and Panfa, and of the senate butiha they seem to forgot that Servius was a prjtnoma common to all the males of the Sulpician faacly and therefore not distinguifhingly charaeterifcca! any one of them. Those who suppose thitTiM lus wrote these poems, and believe he was ha in 710, make him a poet before his birth: k, fays Brockhusius, Sulpicia speaks of her parent if both were alive. Although the traouiis persuaded that the pieces in this book are not bullus's, yet he can fee nothing in the pnea support this assertion. Sure Sulpicia might herself the daughter of Servius Sulpicius, txiti standing her father's death; and the two !a9 of the original may be applied to her neare!l tions or guardians, with as much propriety a her parents.

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Dedication to the Honourable Charles

Yorke, ------ 69

Preface, ------ ib.

Some Account of the Life and Writings of

Theocritus, ----- 73
An Essay on Pastoral Poetry. By Edward

Burnaby Green, Esq. - - - 78

Idyllium I. Thyrsis; or, the Himcran Ode, 8a

Notes on Idyllium I. - - - - 84

Idyllium II. Pharmaceutria, 87

Notes on Idyllium II. - - - - 89

Idyllium III. Amaryllis, ... 91

Notes on Idyllium III. - - - 91

Idyllium IV. The shepherds, - - 93
Notes on Idyllium IV. 94
Idyllium V. The Travellers, - - 95
Notes on Idyllium V. - - - - 97
Idyllium VI. The Herdsmen, 99
Notes on Idyllium VI. ib.
Idyllium VII. Thalyfia; or, the Vernal

Voyage, - - - - - 100

Notes on Idyllium VII. ... 101

Idyllium VIII. The Bucolic Singers, - 105

Notes on Idyllium VIII. - - 1*6

Idyllium IX. Daphnisand Mcoalcas, - 107

Notes on Idyllium IX. ... 108

Idyllium X. The Reapers, - - 109


Notes on Idyllium X. ...

Idyllium XI. Cyclops,
Notes on Idyllium XI. -
Idyllium XII. Aites, ...
Notes on Idyllium XII. - . -
Idyllium XIII. Hylas, ...
Notes on Idyllium XIII. ...

Idyllium XIV. Cynisca's Love, •

Notes on Idyllium XIV -

Idyllium XV. The Syracusan Gossips,

Notes on Idyllium XV ...

Idyllium XVI. The Graces; or, Hiero,

Notes on Idyllium XVI. ...

Idyllium XVII. Ptolemy, - - -
Notes on Idyllium XVII.
Idyllium XVIII. The Epithalamium of He
len, ------

Notes on Idyllium XVIII. - -
Idyllium XIX. The Honey-Stealer,
Notes on Idyllium XIX. ...

Idyllium XX. Eunica; or, the Neatherd,

Notes on Idyllium XX. ...

Idyllium XXI. The Fishermen, -

Notes on Idyllium XXI. ...

Idyllium XXII. Castor and Pollux,

Notes on Idyllium XXII.

Idyllium XXII. Pan II. -

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Notes on the Fragments,

I. Offerings to the Muses and Apollo, - ib.

II. An Offering to Pin, ... ib.

III. To Daphnis Sleeping, ... ih.

IV. A Vow to Priapus, ... Ij8

V. The Conceit, .... ib.

VI. Thyrfls has lost his Kid, . - ib.

VII. On the Statue of Æsculapius, - ib. J

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