Virgil Volume 1

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1830 edition. Excerpt: ...form a cup in the middle. These cups are supposed to contain the tears of the youth Narcissus. Bid Amaranthus all his beauty shed, And daffodillies fill their cups with tears To strew the laureat herse where Lycid lies. Milton's Lycidas.--Martyn. 185 From the farina of flowers, which undergoes a certain process in the stomachs of the bees, the wax is manufactured. There is remarked a waxy substance on the flowers, to preserve, it would seem, the dust of the anthers from moisture, which would burst them prematurely.--Stawell. 191 The drones are the males. They are unprovided with stings: after fecundation they are expelled from the hive. To each his part; age claims th' intrusted care To rear the palace, and the dome repair; The young, returning homeward late at night, Droop with the thyme that loads their wearied flight. Where'er a willow waves, or arbute grows, 211 Or casia scents the gale, or crocus glows, Or hyacinth unfolds its purple hue, Flower, shrub, and grove, for them their sweets re-new. At once they labor, and at once repose; 215 Forth from their gates each morn the nation flows, And when pale twilight, from the rifled mead, Bids the tired race, o'ercharged with spoil, recede, They seek their roof, their drooping frame revive. They come, they crowd, they hum around the hive: Deep calm succeeds, each laid within his cell, 221 Where sleep and peace without a murmur dwell. If tempests lovv'r, or rushing Eurus sound, Secure they creep their city walls around, Sip the pure rill that near their portal springs, 225 And bound their wary flight in narrower rings; And oft with pebbles, like a balanced boat, Poised, through the air on even pinions float. Nor shall the bees the less thy wonder move, That none indulge the joys of mutual...

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Virgil was born on October 15, 70 B.C.E., in Northern Italy in a small village near Mantua. He attended school at Cremona and Mediolanum (Milan), then went to Rome, where he studied mathematics, medicine and rhetoric, and finally completed his studies in Naples. He entered literary circles as an "Alexandrian," the name given to a group of poets who sought inspiration in the sophisticated work of third-century Greek poets, also known as Alexandrians. In 49 BC Virgil became a Roman citizen. After his studies in Rome, Vergil is believed to have lived with his father for about 10 years, engaged in farm work, study, and writing poetry. After the battle of Philippi in 42 B.C.E. Virgil¿s property in Cisalpine Gaul, was confiscated for veterans. In the following years Virgil spent most of his time in Campania and Sicily, but he also had a house in Rome. During the reign of emperor Augustus, Virgil became a member of his court circle and was advanced by a minister, Maecenas, patron of the arts and close friend to the poet Horace. He gave Virgil a house near Naples. Between 42 and 37 B.C.E. Virgil composed pastoral poems known as Bucolic or Eclogues and spent years on the Georgics. The rest of his life, from 30 to 19 B.C., Virgil devoted to The Aeneid, the national epic of Rome, and the glory of the Empire. Although ambitious, Virgil was never really happy about the task. Virgil died in 19 B. C.

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