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Hints from the Works and Days free pdf Excerpt from Hints From the Works and Days: Or, Moral, Economical and Agricultural Maxims and Reflections of Hesiod, to Which Is Added the Praises of Rural Life, From Horace Prologue Old Hesiod lived, if there be no misnomer, As some suppose about the age of Homer, And wrote some poems of deserved praise, The most esteemed of which, his "Works and Days,"Is here translated into English verse: So take it, ye, for better or for worse!Some closely, some is freely done- and since'Tis mostly free, I call the version "Hints."Yet in these hints I trust that you will findMuch to instruct and entertain the mind.'Twas written for his brother's reformation, To win him from the paths of litigation, By showing how true happiness is joinedWith rural labors and a virtuous mind.In such esteem were held his moral rules, That he was made a text-book in the schoolsOf his own country, and was got by heart, And ranked next Homer in poetic art.Even the great shepherd of the Mantuan plainsCaught inspiration from his Georgic strains, And taught old Rome, now freed from civil rage, Once more to speed the plow, as in her Golden Age.As for his precepts in regard to farming, Though rude to us, I always thought them charming- About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully- any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

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Author : Horace Officer of the U S Trea Hesiod
Publisher : Forgotten Books
Data Published : 27 September 2015
ISBN : 1331651085
EAN : 9781331651086
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 74 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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