Item 69 - Latin epigrams by George Otto Trevelyan, awarded the Browne Medal for 1858 and 1859

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Latin epigrams by George Otto Trevelyan, awarded the Browne Medal for 1858 and 1859


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Epigram which won the Browne Medal in 1959, to the set subject "Delirant reges, plectuntur Achivi" [Horace, "Epistles" 1.2.14; 20/67 is another copy]. Explanation that it refers to Louis Napoleon's comment to the Austrian ambassador Baron Hübner at the New Year's day ambassadorial levee [1859], which presaged war with Austria and recalled his uncle [Napoleon]'s attack on Lord Whitworth [March 1803]. Note at the end of the poem saying that Hübner himself, at the age of over eighty, saw the epigram and liked it.

Epigram which won the Browne Medal in 1858, when, as noted by Trevelyan he was a freshman, to the set subject "Versat / Saxum sudans nitendo neque proficit hilum" [a quotation from Cicero, "Tusculan Disputations" 1.10, perhaps quoting Ennius' "Annales"; 20/68 is a printed copy]. Addressed to 'Cotilus' [a name used in Martial's epigrams], who was a school-friend of Trevelyan's at Harrow and is now studying at Oxford.

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Envelope [see 20/67] originally labelled 'My Browne's epigrams'; this annotated to indicate that the writer was 'Sir G. O. T.'

Further annotations labelling additional contents as: 'RCT's verses at Harrow'; 'Arthur Sidgwick τοῖς φίλοις'; 'Bobus Smith's lines. Calverley's "Mediterranean Sea"'; "The Kraken"'; ' T [or J?] B M's ode on the Northern Circuit'; 'Judge Coleridge's Murder Story'.

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