Item 7 - Latin verse compositions by Robert O. A. Milnes, with comments and corrections from a teacher

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Latin verse compositions by Robert O. A. Milnes, with comments and corrections from a teacher

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  • 18 Sept. 1873-13 Mar. 1874 (Creation)

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7 sheets and 5 folded sheets.

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Latin hexameters, lyrics, and pentameters. Including translations from Milton's Paradise Lost; 'Lament on the death of Thomson' [ie Ode on the Death of [James] Thomson, by William Collins]; pieces from Holden's Foliorum Silvula [a collection of English passages for translation into Latin and Greek]; Loss of the Birkenhead [by Sir Francis Hastings Doyle]; and 'Somerville's Chase' [or The Chace, by William Somerville]. Pieces which may be Robert Milnes' own composition are a dialogue between Mopsus and Menalcas [characters from Virgil's Eclogues], and a lyric entitles 'Salve, Alexandrovna', dated 13 Mar. 1874 and presumably written to mark the marriage between the Grand Duchess Maria Alexandrovna of Russia and Prince Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh.

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