Lectures on Roman Husbandry: Delivered Before the University of Oxford; Comprehending Such an Account of the System of Agriculture, the Treatment of Domestic Animals, the Horticulture &c., Pursued in Ancient Times, as May be Collected from the Scriptores Rei Rusticae, the Georgics of Virgil, and Other Classical Authorities, with Notices of the Plants Mentioned in Columella and Virgil
J. Wright, 1857 - 328 Seiten
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Seite 217 - On ev'ry side you look, behold the Wall ! No pleasing Intricacies intervene, No artful wildness to perplex the scene; Grove nods at grove, each Alley has a brother, And half the platform just reflects the other. The...
Seite 177 - Olympiacae miratus praemia palmae. pascit equos, seu quis fortes ad aratra iuvencos, 50 corpora praecipue matrum legat. optima torvae forma bovis, cui turpe caput, cui plurima cervix, et crurum tenus a mento palearia pendent ; tum longo nullus lateri modus ; omnia magna, pes etiam ; et camuris hirtae sub cornibus aures. 55 nec mihi displiceat maculis insignis et albo, aut iuga detractans, interdumque aspera cornu, et faciem tauro propior, quaeque ardua tota, et gradiens ima verrit vestigia cauda.
Seite 220 - Consult the genius of the place in all ; That tells the waters or to rise or fall ; Or helps th' ambitious hill the heavens to scale, Or scoops in circling theatres the vale, Calls in the country, catches opening glades, Joins willing woods, and varies shades from shades ; Now breaks, or now directs, th' intending lines ; Paints as you plant, and as you work designs.
Seite 100 - ... continuo in silvis magna vi flexa domatur in burim et curvi formam accipit ulmus aratri. 170 huic ab stirpe pedes temo protentus in octo, binae aures, duplici aptantur dentalia dorso. caeditur et tilia ante iugo levis altaque fagus stivaque, quae currus a tergo torqueat imos, et suspensa focis explorat robora fumus.
Seite 174 - Natum homines, pleno quae fertis in ubere nectar ? Mollia quae nobis vestras velamina lanas Praebetis; vitaque magis quam morte juvatis. Quid meruere boves, animal sine fraude dolisque, Innocuum, simplex, natum tolerare labores...
Seite 138 - The gatherers follow, and collect in bands; And last the children, in whose arms are borne (Too short to gripe them) the brown sheaves of corn. The rustic monarch of the field descries, With silent glee, the heaps around him rise.
Seite 216 - ... with walking. Near each seat is a little fountain ; and, throughout the whole hippodrome, several small rills run murmuring along, wheresoever the hand of art thought proper to conduct them, watering here and there different spots of verdure, and in their progress, refreshing the whole.
Seite 215 - In one place you have a little meadow, in another the box is cut into a thousand different forms : sometimes into letters expressing the name of the master...
Seite 140 - Fas etjura sinunt: rivos deducere nulla Religio vetuit, segeti praetendere saepem, Insidias avibus moliri, incendere vepres, Balantumque gregem fluvio mersare salubri. Saepe oleo tardi costas agitator aselli Vilibus aut onerat pomis; lapidemque revertens Incusum, aut atrae massam picis, urbe reportat.