Part pp. 65–6 - Translation of Virgil, Aeneid, iv. 615–20. By Abraham Cowley. (1648.)

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Crewe MS/36/pp. 65–6


Translation of Virgil, Aeneid, iv. 615–20. By Abraham Cowley. (1648.)


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Headed: ‘Virgil Lib.4. 615. 620. English’d by Mr Cowles [sic] at Oxford when the King was there, in the Time of the Wars.’ First line: ‘By a bold People’s Stubborn arms opprest’.

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      Printed in Miscellany Poems upon Several Occasions (1692), p. 26, where it is introduced by the following words: ‘K. Charles I. at Oxford, being at a Sport called Sortes Virgilianae, drew for his Lott some part of the 4th Eneid, abut [sic] Verse 615. and had six Verses translated by Mr. Cowley.’ See also ECS, p. 320; C. H. Wilson, The Polyanthea (1804), i. 204–6; and William J. Thoms, Anecdotes and Traditions illustrative of Early English History and Literature (1839), pp. 108–10.

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