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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, _ ,
•■Kit >.'■> } ', Dim
—— Thro'such fertile fields, v. 444.
his translation would have come something nearer to, the spirit of the original, • < ■ • :< „
I N D E X
A.E E L E-Tree, see Po//ar.
wse* for bearing offices at Rome, IV. 8.
of the world, IV. 5.
Gaul, X. 44.
a Cretan archer, V. 11.
thought to be Mopfus, V. 1.
Eclogue so called, when written,
Alpbeus and Arethufa, X. 4. .
Altaria thought to be different from
araf, y. 65.
Amaryllis thought to be put allegori^
said to be a girt given so ViK.
in that sacrifice, III. 77..
the laws of it, III. 63
gil, IX. 3*. UJJMM.^
Anthony Lucius, the brother of Mark,
IV. 13. /- ,
Mark, his behaviour when Cas-
10. V. 29.
his infamous amoi
not the soldier wto
not the next deity to JopiR'i
fond of the river Eurotasr'vf- fy
the-murder of Julius Cae-
1 be solas, II.
>- ... .. • ■
BACCAR, Baccaris, or Bacchant:'
Bacchanalia, V. 29.- .'"
Barks of trees written upon by the An-'
cients, V. 13. > •■ ■■ • '. • N'
Bamius, III. 90. ■ rr".'--' ■»*
Bay, crowns of it worn by Conquerors'
in their triumphs, Vl£u 14. '>''">
82. " >•
Bean of Egypt, IV. '20.'
36. • ■ * •
Beestings, II. 2 2. *"
used only as a complement by the'
Ancients, VIII. 11.
of Mantua, IX. 59.
Birth day celebrated by the Ancients,
in. 76. *
Boars wild, V. 76. X. 56.
Body, or Matter, one of Epicutus's
principles, VI. 31. ■'
Britain divided from the rest of the
Brutus DeclmUs besieged in Mutina,
Marcus, governour of Mace-
CAELIUS of Mantua, III. 104.
Calatbus considered, II. 46. V. 71.
Caltba considered, II. 50.
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-
said to be meant under the feign-
under the name of Amyntas, II.
Ceri-us signifies either a stag, or an in-
Charm, whence derived, VIII. 69.
Chewing the cud, VI. 34.
thrift foretold by the Sibylline Oracles,
IV. 4, 8.
Christians did not forge the Sibylline
Oracles, IV. 4.
Citron not the golden apple of the An-
Civil wars of the Romans, a brief ac
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-
a sorry poet, contemporary with
Colocafia, IV. io.
Colostrum, II. 2j.
Condcresoles explained, IX. 52.
Conjux does not always strictly signisv
Conon, III. 40.'
Constantine the Emperor quotes the Si-
Convolvulus major thought to w the
Cornificius, an enemy of Virgil, sup-
Corsica, the honey of that island infa-
Corydon not Virgil in the second Ec-
supposed to be one of Virgil's
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-
Cud of ruminating animals, VI. Jf
Cui, when it began to be written fir
Culcas, IV. 20. ••' *• I-
Cumae, the Sibyl who prophesied thire
Cyntbius, a name of Apollo, VI. J.
Cypros of Egypt the Elhanne or Alcan-
not the Ligustrum, ibid. ^ f
Cypseltts saved his life by smiling on his
murderer, IV. 60.
amour with Mark Anthony, X. 22.
AMA used in the masculine gen-
Danaus the brother of Aegyptus, III.
34- * ..
Dancing in religious solemnities, V. 73,
Daphne changed to a bay-tree, III. 63.
- - .' QuintillusVa-
rus; V. 19.
one of Cae-
a fictitious name of a shep-
when the Eclogue so called was
that Eclogue thought to have
hliciae considered, II. 2.
Demi-gods visible only when they think
fit, VI. 24.'
the fame with- Juno Lucina,
the offerings made to her by,
43- '. ,'
Dill, II. 48.
Diane, the mother of Venus, IX. 47.
the Bacchanalia, V. 29.