Item 84 - Extracts from and proofs of articles in journals concerning classical hexameters in English verse

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R./18.14/84

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Extracts from and proofs of articles in journals concerning classical hexameters in English verse

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Includes articles about hexameters and Philarète Chasles' remarks (with Whewell's reply) in complete issues of The Athenaeum (no. 1121, 21 Apr. 1849, no. 1124, 12 May 1849, part of no. 1125, 19 May 1849), with 5 cuttings from literary papers of poetry, three of them translations of Goethe, with comments and revisions by Whewell in ink, and a proof of an article for The Press 12 Apr. 1862 by J. S. Blackie disagreeing with Whewell and John Gibson Lockhart about the utility of a translation of Homer in English hexameter; a privately printed set of "Dargle Verses" by William Rowan Hamilton in 1854, an offprint of H. A. J. Munro's On a metrical Latin inscription" in 1861, both bearing the author's inscriptions, and an issue of Punch*, no. 559, vol. 22, 27 Mar. 1852 featuring "The Death of the Sea-Serpent" by Publius Jonathan Virgilius Jefferson Smith".

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The partial draft of the article in The Athenaeum 19 May 1849 is part of R.18.14/85.

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