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|Sir John Denham (1615-1669), courtier, wit, and poet, is best known in literary |
history for his national panegyric, Cooper's Hill, which influenced georgic and
descriptive poetry for ... Nor ought a Genius less than his that writ, Attempt
|While this great piece, restor'd by thee, doth stand Free from the blemfsh of an |
artless hand, Secure of fame, thou justly dost esteem Less honour to create than
to redeem. Nor ought a genius less than his that writ Attempt translation ; for ...
|But whither am I stray'd f I need not raise Trophies to thee from other men's |
dispraise; fVor is thy fame on lesser ruins built, ... Nor ought a genius less than
his that writ, Attempt translation $ for transplanted wit, All the defects of air and
soil doth ...
|Come, I say, thou powerful god, And thy leaden charming rod, Dipt in the Lethean |
lake, O'er his wakeful temples shake, ... Nor ought a genius less than his that writ,
Attempt translation ; for transplanted wit, All the defeats of air and soil doth ...
|The opening lines of his Cantos are not heavily influenced by Homer, as readers |
tend to say. ... Michel de Montaigne, "Apologie de Raimonde Sebonde" Nor
ought a Genius less than his that writ, Attempt Translation . . . since nothing can ...
|Illuminations, 'The Task of the Translator" (1 955; ed. by Hannah Arendl, 1968). 2 |
Nor ought a genius less than his that writ Attempt translation. SIR JOHN
DENHAM (161 5-69). English poei. To Sir Richard Fanshaw upon his translation
|TO SIR RICHARD FANSHAXV, UPON HIS TRANSLATION or P A S T O R F I D O|
. sucn is our pride, our folly, or our sate, ... Nor ought a genius less than his that
writ Attempt translation ; sor trarisplanted wit All the defects of air and soil doth ...
|It is a great loss to the poetical world that Mr. Dryden did not live to translate the |
Iliad. ... if he has in some places not truly interpreted the sense, or preserved the
antiquities, it ought to be excused on account of the haste he was obliged to write
in. ... However, ~had he translated the whole work, I would no more have
attempted Homer after him than Virgil, his version of whom (notwithstanding
some ... But the fate of great geniuses is like that of great ministers: though they
are confessedly ...
|some specimens from Saint Chrysostom : he now seriously thought of attempting |
a translation of one of his larger treatises ... Nor ought a genius less than his that
writ Attempt translation ; for transplanted wit, All the defects of air and soil doth ...