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REMARKS on the “CORRECTIONS” of DR. CAREY.
PRINTED FOR J. JOHNSON; R. BALDWIN; F. AND C. RIVINGTON ;
W. J. AND J. RICHARDSON; W. OTRIDGE AND SON; R, FAULDER;
ARGUMENT, This book begins with the invocation of some rural deities, and
a compliment to Augustus: after which Virgil directs himself to Mæcenas, and enters on his subject. He lays down rules for the breeding and management of horses, oxen, sheep, goats, and dogs; and interweaves several pleasant descriptions of a chariot-race, of the battle of the bulls, of the force of love, and of the Scythian winter. In the latter part of the book, he relates the diseases incident to cattle; and ends with the description of a fatal murrain that formerly raged among the Alps.
THY fields, propitious Pales, I rehearse;
All other themes, that careless minds invite,
Busiris' altars, and the dire decrees
I, first of Romans, shall in triumph come 15
And reeds defend the winding water's brink. - Full in the midst shall mighty Cæsar stand,
Hold the chief honours, and the dome command.