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could not. guess at the event of it, is evident I think from the words that follow } where he tells us when it comes to> be a bad one: for when it grows cold, it is the forerunner of certain death; and consequently till that fatal.turn, there might be some hopes of airecovery. <.?

YsPi SS'J- Inque dies'—-This representation, of the 'fury's growing larger every day, is one remarkable instance, among many others, of the strength of Virgil's imagination: and is, intended to point out to us the gradual increase of a pestilential infection till it arrives at the full height, :There are two other instances of growing figures in the Eneide, the one of Fame, lib. 4. VW.»; >75« iand the other of Ak-cto, lib. 7. ver. 448. ■ ■ •

Ver. 558. Dmec humo—-I cannot suppose that before this they did not know how to bury any offensive carcases: but I take the meaning of this passage to be, that they attempted to make some profit from them, after they were dead; till they learnt by experience there was nothing for them to do, but to bury them, For, as it follows afterwards, neither the hides, nor the wool, nor the flesh were found to be of any service: but on the contrary some of them produced the most dreadful effects upon those that ventured to make use of them. I cannot conclude this note without making a short remark of the great conformity between the directions of Virgil, and those of his Majesty's order in Council; and the reasons for them both. Here is advice to kill and bury, because no remedy was found to have any good effect, and the infected

skins and carcases proved of such fatal consequences-.. For the immedL^. ate killing, see ver, 468, for the burying, ver. 558. sew ,the insufficiency of medicines, ver. 5148., and for the. hurtfulness of the infected skins and carcases, ver. 559.'".

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Georg. IV. ver. 153. Solae-rt, wonder that the commonwealth of ants should escape the observation, or the memory of this accurate writer: for many of these particulars are as justly applicable to them, asto the monarchy of bees. ■ 5 .. ... ■ M >

Ver. 179. Dacdala—r,This word gives one a stronger idea than to be barely rendered, artificial; as it,; seems to resemble the works of these little animals to the famous labyrinth built by Daedalus in Crete. .

Ver, 372, Eridanus— All travellers agree that the Po is riot a raT-.pid river: neither is it likely that it should be so. For the force of a current is occasioned by it's fall from a chain of mountains,- or. running, down a steep descent ,of country but the Po, very soon afljer. it's, source, flows on , through the vale of Piedmont; and, afterwards^ traverses all the rich vale of Lombardy. - These are the pinguia culta which Virgil speaks of: and therefore very pro-; bably'he rrieansthat no river, which runs through so long a tract of fertile plains, is more violent than the, Po. So that I think* if Dr T"rapp, instead of the,, had said, _ ,

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—— Thro'such fertile fields, v. 444.

his translation would have come something nearer to, the spirit of the original, • < :<

I N D E X

TH E

A.E E L E-Tree, see Po//ar.
Acanthus, III. 45. IV. 20.
Acrosticks of the Sibyls, IV. 4.
Æaeui considered, II. 24.
jtienls, X. 18.
-Ag/f, VI. 21.
Aequor considered, IX. 57.
African;, why called Sitientes, I. 65.
Aganippe, X. 12.

wse* for bearing offices at Rome, IV. 8.

of the world, IV. 5.
Agrippa marched with an army into

Gaul, X. 44.
Alcanna, the Cyprus of Egypt, II. 18.
Aicidts, a name of Hercules, VII. 61.
Æcimedon, a carver, III. 37.

a Cretan archer, V. 11.
Alexander, a slave of Pollio, thought to
be Alexis, II. 1,35.

thought to be Mopfus, V. 1.
Alexis supposed to be Augustus, Gallus;
or a servant of Pollio, Caesar, or
Maecenas, V. 86.

Eclogue so called, when written,
V. 86.
Alfemit Varus, VI. 6.
Alga, VII. 42.
Aliungia, V. 17.

Alpbeus and Arethufa, X. 4. .
Alps, X. 47.

Altaria thought to be different from

araf, y. 65.
Alternate singing liked by the Muses,

lit 59

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Amaryllis thought to be put allegori^
cally for Rome, I. 5, 31. IX. 22.1
pretended to be the seott
name for Rome, I. 3,1. '•

said to be a girt given so ViK.
gil by Maecenas, II. 14. i -'
her true name said to be
ria, ibid. »
Ambarvalia, what victims

in that sacrifice, III. 77..
Amebean poetry, III. 1.

the laws of it, III. 63
Amomum considered, III. 89.
Ampbion the builder of Thebes, II 4
Amyntas supposed to be Cebes, II. 3;,
39- V. 8.

Crjrnifidus,II.39.
Avaximander, III. 40; T04-, ,'N ,J*
Anima used for Air, VT. 32.
Animus used for Memory, IXt •5"iiJ'-,,i!
Anfir, a poet contemporary with Vir-

gil, IX. 3*. UJJMM.^

Anthony Lucius, the brother of Mark,

IV. 13. /- ,

Mark, his behaviour when Cas-
far was murdered, IV.. f 3.

imitated Bacchus,"

10. V. 29.

his infamous amoi
Cytheris, X. 22;

not the soldier wto
whom Lycoris ran away, ibid.
Apiastrum poisonous in SaT<rjnia,IV.JV
Apulia the god of verfe, IV. 57-

not the next deity to JopiR'i
III. 63. ..... ... " ,

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the-murder of Julius Cae-
sar, IV. 13.

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BACCAR, Baccaris, or Bacchant:'
IV. 19.

Bacchanalia, V. 29.- .'"
Bacchus, his festiual, Ibid.
Barebind, II. 18.

Barks of trees written upon by the An-'

cients, V. 13. > •■ ■■ • '. • N'
Baum poisonous in Sardinia, IV. 24."

Bamius, III. 90. ■ rr".'--' ■»*

Bay, crowns of it worn by Conquerors'

in their triumphs, Vl£u 14. '>''">
how used in magical rices, VIII.

82. " >•

Bean of Egypt, IV. '20.'
Beech, the uses of it's bark, V. 13V!
Beechen cups anciently esteemed, III.1

36. • ■ * •

Beestings, II. 2 2. *"
Beginning and ending with any person, ^

used only as a complement by the'

Ancients, VIII. 11.
Bianar, surnamed Ocnus, the fortifier'

of Mantua, IX. 59.
Bindweed thought to be the Ligustrum,'

II 18.

Birth day celebrated by the Ancients,

in. 76. *

Boars wild, V. 76. X. 56.

Body, or Matter, one of Epicutus's

principles, VI. 31. ■'
Boivs made of horn, X. £9. ''
Boy, Augustus so called by his enemies,

I.43.

Britain divided from the rest of the
world, I. 67.

Brutus

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Brutus DeclmUs besieged in Mutina,
IV. 13.

Marcus, governour of Mace-
donia, IV. 1 j.
Bads, Gemmae, or Oculi, VII. 48.
Bujkin of the Tragedians, VIII. 10.
Bjtlcher s-broom, VII. 42.
. ft' •

c.

CAELIUS of Mantua, III. 104.
Caelus had a statue of 3 cubits,
tf/V.

Calatbus considered, II. 46. V. 71.
Calliopca, IV. 57.

Caltba considered, II. 50.
Camenae, whence derived. III. 79;
Cantharus, a Vessel sacred to Bacch'.is,
VI. 17.

Carving a liberal art, III. 37. ,

CaJJius governour of Syria, IV. 13.

Caucasus, VI. 42.

Causari explained, IX. 56.

Cebes, a boy given to Virgil by Mae-
cenas, II. 14. . .

said to be meant under the feign-
ed name of Menalcas, II. 14.

under the name of Amyntas, II.
35- V.S.

Ceri-us signifies either a stag, or an in-
strument used in war, II. 29. .
Chalcis, X. 50.
Cbaonian pigeons, IX. 13.
Chapels dedicated to the Nvmphs,

III. 9.

Charm, whence derived, VIII. 69.

Chewing the cud, VI. 34.

thrift foretold by the Sibylline Oracles,

IV. 4, 8.
Christ's thorn, V. 39.

Christians did not forge the Sibylline

Oracles, IV. 4.
Cicada said to have no mouth, V. 77.
Cicero opposes the Sibylline Oracles,

IV. 4.

quotesHojnererroneoufly.IV .36.
Cicuta considered, II. 36.
Cintia, Helvius and Lucius, IX. 3;.
Circe, VIII. 70.

Citron not the golden apple of the An-
cients, HI. 79.

Civil wars of the Romans, a brief ac
count of them, IV. 1 $.

Clary not the Baccar, IV. 19.

Clotbo one of the Parcae, IV. 47.

Codrus king of Athens, V. 11.

a good poet, and friend of Vir-
gil, VII. 22.

a sorry poet, contemporary with
Juvenal and Martial, VII. 22.

Colocafia, IV. io.

Colostrum, II. 2j.

Condcresoles explained, IX. 52.

Conjux does not always strictly signisv
husband or wife, VIII. 18.

Conon, III. 40.'

Constantine the Emperor quotes the Si-
bylline Oracles, IV. 4. u

Convolvulus major thought to w the
Ligustrum, II. 18.

Cornificius, an enemy of Virgil, sup-
posed to be meant under the name of
Amyntas, II. 39.

Corsica, the honey of that island infa-
mous, IX. 30.

Corydon not Virgil in the second Ec-
logue, II. i.

supposed to be one of Virgil's
friends, III. 1.

Virgil himself,

VII. 1.

Cothurnus, VII. 32. VIII. 10.

Crater, a sort of cup, V. 68.

Cretans, famous archers, X. 59.

Cremona given to the soldiers, I. I..

Crow seen on the left, IX. 15.-

Crow-foot the poisonous herb of Sar-
dinia, VII. 41.-

Cud of ruminating animals, VI. Jf

Cui, when it began to be written fir
quoi, IV. 62.

Culcas, IV. 20. ••' *• I-

Cumae, the Sibyl who prophesied thire
the most famous, IV. 4.

Cyntbius, a name of Apollo, VI. J.

Cypros of Egypt the Elhanne or Alcan-
na, II. 18. !. 1

not the Ligustrum, ibid. ^ f

Cypseltts saved his life by smiling on his

murderer, IV. 60.
Cytheris the actress,, her character, and

amour with Mark Anthony, X. 22.

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AMA used in the masculine gen-
der by Virgil, VIII. 28.
Damndre votis, V. 80.'
Damoetas supposed to be Lucretius,
U. 37-

Danaus the brother of Aegyptus, III.

34- * ..

Dancing in religious solemnities, V. 73,
Dane-wort, X. 27.

Daphne changed to a bay-tree, III. 63.
Daphnis, thought to be the Sicilian
shepherd of that name, V. 19.

Julius Caesar,
V. 19, 24, 29, 43, 51, 52, 56, 64.

- - .' QuintillusVa-

rus; V. 19.

Flaccus, the
brother of Virgil, V. 19, 27, 29,
43, 80.

Saloninus, V.

'9- ,

QuintiliusCre-

monensis, ihid.

Jesus Christ,

ibid,

one of Cae-
sar's learned friends, VII. 1.

Virgil him-
self, ibid.

a fictitious name of a shep-
herd, IX. 46.

when the Eclogue so called was
written, V. 52, 54, 86. IX. ^9,

that Eclogue thought to have
recommended Virgil to the favour, of
Augustus, V. 52. IX. 16.
~>t in composition signifies augmenting,
II. 72.

hliciae considered, II. 2.
hmi-gods not accustomed to give an-
swers without force, VI, 19.

Demi-gods visible only when they think

fit, VI. 24.'
Depulsus signifies weaned, III. 82.
Detexere explained, II. 72.
Deits and Divus considered,- I. 42".
Diana, called Delia, VII. 27, 29.

the fame with- Juno Lucina,
Trivia, and the Moon, IV. 10.

the offerings made to her by,
hunters, VII. 27.
Dico used for cano, III.' 55;. ""l %
DiSle, a mountain cf Crete, VI. 56.'
Die, used fbr quotidie, II. 42. III. 34.
Dier'fweed, the lutum of Virgil, IV,

43- '. ,'

Dill, II. 48.

Diane, the mother of Venus, IX. 47.
Dionyfia, or Liberalid, different from

the Bacchanalia, V. 29.
Dirce, a spring near Thebes, II. 24.

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