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same sentence, though it has some meaning, p. 144. In p. 147, Aidi tosãulco worilcian is sunk into l'abus, and ouválsis not touched, In the same page, Tupã xài xonexiverba is mistranslated. heureux dans vos Assemblées.' In p. 167, drogaçúspesso, separated, cut off-trenched off from each other, is feebly and imperfectly given by a long periphrasis. In 171, arixontos, hold back,' is not translated at all, and άνω και καλο σεποιήκε τα των Ελλήνων πράγματα, (same page) turned the affairs of the Greeks upside down, -topsyturvy is too coarse for the modern Attic, we presumé, and passed by accordingly. But we must have done; and can only take another instance, which M. Planche himself has selected as a specimen (and we surely must suppose it to be a favourable one) of his being able to give the form and spirit of the original. He gives the passage, and a remarkable one it is, in his Preface; and remarks, very properly, upon the failure of Laharpe, who renders it in such a manner that he might as well have said, generally, · Here the orator said something ! about going as Ambassador to Thebes.' It runs thus
Ούκ είπον μϊν Παύτα, ουκ έραψα δεν έδε έγραψα μεν, έκ επρέσβευσαδέ· έδε επρέσβευσα μεν, έκ έπεισα δε Θηβαίος -άλλ’ από της αρχής, δια πάντων, @xige ins Teasulas distiña.gov, xàoridox": epiculór épeão darās, és los tsgreclnxolas τη πόλει κινδύνες. ' * M. Planche translates thus. ' Je ne me contentai
proposer mon avis sans rediger le decret, ni de rediger le decret sans me charger de l'ambassade, ni de me charger de l'ambassade sans persuader les Thebans ; mais depuis le commencement jusqu'à la conclusion de cette affaire, je fis tout ce qui pouvait en assurer le succès, et je me livrai sans reserve à tous les perils dont la republique était environnée.' And we have no difficulty in admitting, that this is well;si sic omnia ! The beginning is given with grcat fidelity and spirit, though mon avis' is hardly a translation of Taõt; but, as if weary of well-doing, he flags at the end. - doce Távlw is wholly omitted, and the essential and descriptive word dossaroor is let down to je fis tout ce qui pouvait en assurer le succès ;' and lastly, (though this is of less importance), Demosthenes does not say he gave himself up to the perils, &c., but to his country—upīs. We attempt the passage as follows,—but, it must be remembered, in homely English,—which, of course, cannot vie with the modern Attic in force, clearness, nobleness, harmony,' and so forth.
• Nor did I propose these measures, and not reduce them into the form of a Decree ;-nor did I reduce them into the form of a Decree, and not go as Ambassador ; nor did I go as Ambassador, and not
* Pref. p. 2.
convert * the Thebans ;-but from the beginning,--throughout th whole,--to the very end, I went through, and gave myself up to You without reserve, against the perils which surrounded the country.'
We have given through twice, because in the original it so, and sis we render against,' which it must be, or as to or for the purposes of;' for it cannot be “in,' as usually tran lated.
There is one consideration, it seems, which has induced Planche to bring forward his present work, which it is impo sible to pass over without expressing some interest. The i troduction of the Representative System, and, in consequeno of a larger share of popular Influence in the Government, a assigned by him as a reason for attempting to make his con trymen acquainted with these precious remains of Antiqui Most heartily do we wish M. Planche success in this part of undertaking; and that our volatile neighbours, by catch some portion of that spirit which blazes out in every page these immortal works, may acquire and preserve a zealous steady attachment to genuine and practicable Freedom, wł they have hitherto seen dimly and obscurely in long pers tive, and of the benefit of which they have begun, of late o to feel some effects.
* We might have quoted this passage, when we were noticing advantage of Demosthenes, in having convertible Audiences. considered this conversion of the Thebans as a great triumph.
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