The Works of John Dryden, Volume VII

The Works of John Dryden, Volume VII

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Dryden's last three years of published works begin with qAlexander's Feast qand end with qFables, qhis largest miscellany of poetical translations. qAlexander's Feast, qlike the earlier qSong for St. Cecilia's Day q(qWorks, IIIq), was commissioned by the Musical Society for performance at its annual tribute to sacred music. The qFables qincluded selections from Homer, Ovid, Boccaccio, and Chaucer. Extensive and detailed notes to these translations show readers how well Dryden succeeded in transmitting the styles and the very sounds of his originals. qVolume VII qends with a section of miscellaneous pieces published at other times, including Dryden's only known Latin work. The presentation of the writings in this volume, like that of the entire twenty-volume series, is a tribute not only to Dryden but also to the editors who have guided it through five decades.150 Ovid (X, 383) adds ferunt, aquot;they sayaquot; (Loeb). 152-154 Ovid (X, 384), Surgit anus, referatque fores, aquot;The old woman rises and opens the dooraquot; (Loeb). 155 The Dying and and. Drydena#39;s additions. 156 shrieks. Ovid (X, 385-386) adds spatioanbsp;...

Title:The Works of John Dryden, Volume VII
Author:John Dryden
Publisher:Univ of California Press - 2002-08-02


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