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Iunius Iuvenalis, Decimus (c 60-c 135) poet, known as Juvenal
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Reviews of R. C. Trevelyan's "Translations from Horace, Juvenal and Montaigne" and "Translations from Leopardi"

Press cuttings, frequently in duplicate with one copy sent to Trevelyan by Durrant's Press Cuttings agency:

relating to "Translations from Horace, Juvenal and Montaigne", from: "Public Opinion" (an extract from Trevelyans "Imaginary Conversation" between Horace and Tibullus); the "Sunday Times" (Desmond MacCarthy with some 'suggestions for book-buyers; subsequent review, also by McCarthy, concentrating on Trevelyan's book); the "Guardian" ("Reading for Christmas"; second article with review); "Times Literary Supplement" (three copies, one with 'By G. G. Loane" in Trevelyan's hand at the top); the "Library"; "Poetry Review"; "John O' London's Weekly"; the "Spectator" (by C. Day Lewis); the "Scotsman"; "Greece and Rome"; "News Chronicle" (by Robert Lynd); "Liverpool Daily Post" (by J. F. Mountford); "Adelphi"; "New Statesman and Nation" (also reviewing Edward Marsh's translation of Horace's "Odes"); "Oxford Magazine"; "Journal of Education"; "Modern Language Review! (by J. F. Lockwood).

relating to "Translations from Leopardi", from: "Public Opinion" (quoting Trevelyan's translation of Leopardi's "Idyll" in full); the "Times"; the "Observer" (by Basil de Sélincourt); the "Manchester Guardian" ('New Poetry, by Wilfrid Gibson' written by hand); the "New Statesman and Nation) (also reviewing other poets' work); "Sunday Times" (by Desmond McCarthy); the "Guardian", and the "Oxford Magazine".

Also a letter, 4 Mar 1942, from C. Colleer Abbot to R. C. Trevelyan. 7 Church Street, Durham. - apologises for not sending his thanks for Trevelyan's Leopardi translation before ; it arrived just as term was beginning and he wanted to read it through as a whole. Has never read Leopardi before, however, so cannot judge'. Likes Trevelyan's recreation of Leopardi's 'plangent melancholy'; mentions particular favourites. Criticises Cambridge University Press for the binding, which he calls 'horrid', but expects they are 'repentant'. Gordon Bottomley wrote to him 'happily' recently; the x-rays had not been 'helpful, but he sounded better'. Hopes that Trevelyan is well, and not as 'oppressed by snow' as they have been.

Letter from Oliver Lodge to R. C. Trevelyan

Cad Hill House, Upton-St-Leonards, Glos. - Thanks Bob for the translations from Latin and Greek [this year's "From the Shiffolds"], particularly the "Moretum", which gives an idea of how good Bob's translation of the "Georgics" must be: asks if he ever finished 'that lovely thing'. Asks whether Bob thinks Virgil wrote the "Moretum". The [Homeric] "Hymn to Pan" is 'most beautiful'. The 'news about the Marlowe fragment' ["The Stream"] is 'sensational': it is 'now said to be by Jervis [Gervase] Markham'; the '24 lines seem much the best of those quoted (in the "Times Lit. Sup.)' [see John Crow. "Marlowe Yields to Jervis Markham."" The Times Literary Supplement", 4 Jan. 1947, p. 12]. Is having difficulty writing as three of his children are 'playing rampageously in the room'. Hopes Bessie, Julian, and Ursula are well. Is renting a small house on the edge of the Cotswolds; wishes Bob was within walking distance. Thanks Bob for the gift of "Gebir" [by Walter Savage Landor], which although uneven is a 'noble poem'; is now re-reading Boswell's life of Johnson. Cold and stormy weather, and the normally good views are affected by fog. Was re-reading Bob's translations of Juvenal recently, which are 'perfectly done'; thinks he should translate the sixth "Satire" if he has not already done so. Adds postscript to say Diana would send love if she were not out.

Notebook with translations and other works by R. C. Trevelyan

Tally [?] marks on inside cover. List mentioning Thomas Hardy's "Desperate Remedies" and 'Burnyard. Royal Nurseries, Maidstone' on flyleaf. Essay on the repulsion often evoked by the 'exhibition of pleasurable emotion in others'. Beginning of a piece 'of a talk that Coryat [a figure often used by Trevelyan to represent himself] and I had with G[oldie] a few weeks before he died'; another version, which actually includes the conversation, appears later in the book in the form of a report of it made by Coryat to Miranda, dated 28 Sept 1937. Autobiographical piece about Trevelyan believing his nurse's warning that if he carried on swinging his arms they would fall off. Draft of "Juvenilia" [published in "Windfalls"]. "Wallington Notes 1937": reference to swimming in the ponds on 6 August and notes onediting of his "Collected Works".

Notebook also used from other end in: reference to books by G. M. Trevelyan and George Santayana. Nature notes on oak trees. Aphorism: 'We hang our thoughts onto words like hanging clothes on pegs which do not fit....'; initalled 'H', perhaps not in Trevelyan's own hand. Draft of "In April" [published in "Aftermath". Beginning of piece about loss of faith. Dialogue between Colin, Jane, and Reuben. Translations: Horace, "Satires" 2.3; Juvenal "Satires" III.

Letter from Sir George Trevelyan to R. C. Trevelyan

Wallington, Cambo, Morpeth. - Robert's address 'reads delightfully'; will be glad to see the result of his 'villegiatura'. George Russell and the Harrow masters have found a manuscript of Sir George's Juvenal parodies from 1856, and they are to be printed in the "Harrovian"; will send them to Robert. He had the 'knack of thinking in lyric' then, which he lost completely in ten years; also notable to see how 'outspoken' his attack on the 'cricket clique' was in the second half which is not to be reprinted, and that it was generally popular and brought him nothing but 'adhesion and approbation', at least 'on the surface'. They have heard from Bessie, who seems 'happily settled' at Littlehampton. Likes Robert's 'metal tray' [a gift from his travels?] which will stay at Welcombe.

Letter from Sir George Trevelyan to R. C. Trevelyan

Welcombe, Stratford on Avon. - Thanks Robert for his letter [46/245], particularly the part about Lucretius; is not reading it all through this time. Will know whether there is any truth in the atomic theory 'so soon that [he] is prepared to wait'. Describes his reading, alongside Uncle Tom [Macaulay]'s notes; paid as much attention to the last lines of the third book as he would to passages in Juvenal, Horace or Lucan. Is interspersing the books with Cicero dialogues. The winter has been long and wet, and Wallington has suffered from their having to plough up half of the old pasture 'without proper labour, and proper appliances'; they have lost a good deal of money, and it has been 'a dead loss to the nation in terms of productiveness'. Other people have suffered more; ironically mentions a 'comical' account in the "Times" of the editor of the "Almanach de Gotha" having to 're-cast his noble work' due to the disappearance of nearly thirty Royal Houses. Robert must be looking forward to his return from France and reunion with his family. A postscript [on a small scrap of paper] quotes Macaulay's high opinion of the end of Lucretius's fifth book.

Letter from Sir George Trevelyan to R. C. Trevelyan

Welcombe, Stratford on Avon. - Glad to hear [see 46/255] about Robert's visit from Aunt Annie [Philips], and that he has read [Lucian's] "Alexander [Pseudomantis]" and "De Mercede conductis [On Salaried Posts in Great Houses: see 12/314]"; the latter seems to throw more light on the Roman banquet than Petronius, Horace, or Juvenal. Encloses a review which must be read carefully 'to bring out the full asininity of the author who is the subject of it [whose] book passed in folly and conceit anything conceivable'. Asks for the review to be returned, along with Rosebery's letter; does not think any man, even Edward Grey, has been 'more cruelly tried and bereaved'.

Letter from Sir George Trevelyan to R. C. Trevelyan

Wallington, Cambo, Morpeth. - The news of Julian seems 'very satisfactory and hopeful'; glad to have Robert's account of Wendover. Is just finishing [Edward] Graham's life of [Henry Montagu] Butler at Harrow, which is very nicely done; will make a present of it to Robert if he does not have a copy; would much like him to see his introductory chapter, which is the 'last piece of prose he will ever write for print'; published his last verse fifty four years ago; quotes Juvenal.

Letter from Sir George Trevelyan to R. C. Trevelyan

Welcombe, Stratford on Avon. - Thanks Robert for the 'article about Queen Mary and Queen Anne', which is better than he expected 'in manner', but 'in substance it more than justifies George's letter"; he would have made a fine journalist. Much looking forward to Robert's [translation of] Theocritus, who was to Robert in his 'earliest stages' what Juvenal and Aristophanes were to Sir George. Julian is lucky to learn to love "Richard II" and "Martin Chuzzlewit" 'by parental introduction'.

Letter from Sir George Trevelyan to R. C. Trevelyan

Welcombe, Stratford on Avon. - Thanks for Robert's 'jolly' letter; agrees that these are 'great times'. George has just returned from Richmond, the 'beautiful hill-town which Turner so often painted'; the victory [for the Liberals] there and at Stratford are 'almost the most satisfactory of the lot'; gives a detailed description of the Stratford candidate [Thomas Kincaid-Smith], who was a 'perfect godsend'. Caroline was 'of great service' and their 'hold on the neighbourhood came very strongly out'; a 'great blessing' they were there and not in Rome or Northumberland. Much interested to hear about [William] Everett's letters; has been reading Catullus and realising his aristocratic status for the first time, and that the people he satirises are not 'the middle class rag tag and bobtail' of Martial and Juvenal but men who would have 'histories, many of them tragical ones'. Caroline is in London today at a Women's Liberal Committee. Notes in a postscript that they were very interested to hear about Bessy's cousins [the Hubrechts?].