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LATIN TEXT, INDEX OF PROPER NAMES,
AND OF FIRST LINES.

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NORTHAMPTON:

PRINTED BY MARK DORMAN,

THE UNITED LIBRARIES.

THIS TRANSLATION

IS DEDICATED

TO THE PUBLIC GENERALLY, AND TO MY FRIENDS

IN PARTICULAR,

AMONGST WHOM I SHOULD SIMPLY BE AN INGRATE, DID

I NOT ESPECIALLY MENTION MY KIND FRIEND,

G. J. DE WILDE.

PREFACE.

I SHALL trouble my readers with very few comments on the translation I have attempted, and with no notes. The numerous lives of Horace and the exhaustive notes-" thick as leaves in Vall'ombrosa " -render it quite needless to add to them, and they are easily accessible. One thing I would point out, which I believe makes this Work of some value to the student, viz.: the Index to the "Proper Names" and to the first lines of the Latin Odes. I am here of course indebted, very gratefully, to former editions of the text of Horace; but no translation has appeared with an Index, as far as I am aware. As the Latin accompanies the English, it did not scom necessary to give an Index to the translations themselves.

Doubtless it is a bold attempt on my part-or on the part of any one-to try to render Horace into English, and to publish that attempt with the Latin on the opposite page, shewing at a glance the sad falling off from the original, which too surely must often occur. Still it was thought a boon to the purchaser to give the Latin text, as every reader at all able to enter into the spirit of the original, must want, from time to time, to consult the "ipssissima verba," just to see how this, or that, aspirant has "done them into English."

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