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The comedies of Plautus, tr. into familiar blank verse, by B. Thornton, Volum 2
Titus Maccius Plautus
Visualització completa - 1767
The Comedies of Plautus, Tr. Into Familiar Blank Verse, by B. Thornton
Titus Maccius Plautus
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Pàgina 262 - Whiles we enjoy it, but being lack'd and lost, Why, then we rack the value ; then we find The virtue, that possession would not show us, Whiles it was ours.
Pàgina 49 - Be with yon soldier present, as if absent : All night and day love me : still long for me : Dream, ponder still 'on.
Pàgina 16 - I was almost squeezed to death. But if their operas are thus delightful, their comedies are, in as high a degree, ridiculous. They have but one...
Pàgina 16 - It began with Jupiter's falling in love out of a peep-hole in the clouds, and ended with the birth of Hercules. But what was most pleasant, was the use Jupiter made of his metamorphosis; for you no sooner saw him under the figure of Amphitrion, but instead of flying to Alcmena with the raptures Mr.
Pàgina v - ... of this present undertaking, I shall never repent my having dipt in ink, since it gave me an opportunity of cultivating a social as well as literary connection with you. " Instead of prefixing your name to this work, with the distant air of a dedication, I wished to have had it coupled along with mine in the title-page ; I wanted you as a comes jucundus, an agreeable companion, in this new, unbeaten track of translation, which you have so happily struck out before me.
Pàgina 18 - ... like spears and lances at me. Well, the greatest plague of a serving-man is to be hired to some great lord ! They care not what drudgery they put upon us, while they lie lolling at their ease abed, and stretch their lazy limbs, in expectation of the whore which we are fetching for them.
Pàgina 16 - Amphitrion's taylor and cheats him of a laced coat, and his banker of a bag of money, a Jew of...
Pàgina 335 - PHIL. He fays what is not true. STAL. Or you or I do.— Your father gave you, when a child, a flave Of four years old for your own ufe and fervice. PHIL. What was his name ? — If what you fay is true, Tell me his name.