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Brewer's: Eclogue

(2 syl.). Pastoral poetry not expressed in rustic speech, but in the most refined and elegant of which the language is capable. (Greek, meaning “elegant extracts,” “select…

Virgil

Name at birth: Publius Vergilius MaroThe most famous poet of ancient Rome, Virgil (or Vergil) wrote the Aeneid, one of the greatest epic poems in human history. Raised on a farm in northern Italy, he…

Brewer's: Ecliptic

The path apparently described by the sun in his annual course through the heavens. Eclipses happen only when the moon is in or near the same plane. Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable,…

Brewer's: Ecnephia

A sort of hurricane, similar to the Typhon. The circling Typhon, whirled from point to point, ... And dire Ecnephia reign. Thomson: Summer. Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Co…

Percy Bysshe Shelley: Pan, Echo, and the Satyr

by Percy Bysshe Shelley From the Greek of MoschusFrom Vergil's Tenth EcloguePan, Echo, and the Satyr From the Greek of Moschus Published (without title) by Mrs. Shelley, "Posthumous Poems"…

Percy Bysshe Shelley: The Same

by Percy Bysshe Shelley From Vergil's Tenth EclogueFrom Vergil's Fourth GeorgicThe Same (As revised by Mr. C.D. Locock.) Melodious Arethusa, o'er my verse Shed thou once more the spirit…

Percy Bysshe Shelley: Translations

by Percy Bysshe Shelley Queen MabTranslationsOf the Translations that follow a few were published by Shelley himself, others by Mrs. Shelley in the "Posthumous Poems", 1824, or the "Poetical Works", …

Brewer's: Alcimedon

A generic name for a first-rate carver in wood. Pocula ponam Fagina, coelatum divini opus Alcimedontis. Virgil: Eclogue, iii.36. Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1…

Brewer's: Arcades Ambo

[Arcades 3 syl.], both sweet innocents or simpletons, both Verdant Greens. From Virgil's Eclogue, vii. v. 4. ( See below , Arcadian Youth.) Byron's translation was “blackguards both.&…