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The occasion of the several Exercises was before explained by notices attached to them: it has been thought
sufficient to substitute for these a general Table of Reference.
An Index of Authors is added to that of first lines.
In acknowledgement of the favourable reception which
this. Collection has met with at the sister. University, the Compiler has allotted a place in it to several pieces proposed
in the Ireland and other Oxford Scholarship Examinations,
most of which were furnished by his friend, the Rev. GEORGE
BUTLER M.A. late Fellow of Exeter College, (now Principal
of Liverpool College).
Jan. 23, 1857
In the Third Edition upwards of three hundred and fifty
new passages have been interspersed among those contained
in the Second.
A few illustrative Notes and a complete Index of Subjects have been added; while to each Extract a descriptive
Heading has been prefixed.
SCHOOL HOUSE, IPSWICH
July 16, 1862
The Fourth Edition, which has been carefully revised,
contains more than one hundred new passages incorporated
with the old; a few pieces which appeared in former editions
have been omitted. To obviate the inconvenience arising
from the difference in this arrangement of the entire Mis
cellany caused by the introduction of new pieces and the
omission of old, a comparative Table of the Sections in this
and the third Edition has been drawn up, which will be
found at the end of the Volume.
The Editor desires to thank MESSRS MOXON for permitting him to introduce several passages selected from books
of which they possess the Copy-right.
Aug. 4, 1866
P. B. SHELLEY
1. 10, for baskets read buskets
598 1244, l. 16, for running read ruining
PASSAGES FOR TRANSLATION
INTO LATIN ELEGIAC VERSE
had he thy reason, would he skip and play?
CHARMS AND KNOTS
Who shuts his hand hath lost his gold,
Who goes to bed and does not pray
Who by aspersions throw a stone
Who looks on ground with humble eyes,
When the hair is sweet through pride or lust,
N the lines you have sent are the Muses and Graces,
where still so much is said;
the other never read.
III O bright is thy beauty, so charming thy song as had drawn both the beasts and their Orpheus
along; but such is thy avarice and such is thy pride, that the beasts must have starved and the poet died.
TO A FRIEND ON HIS BIRTHDAY
N parent knees a naked newborn child
weeping thou sat’st, while all around thee smiled;
SIR W. JONES
death came with friendly care,
S. T. COLERIDGE
to prove her breast less fair-
HE adorning thee with so much art
is but a barbarous skill;