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Chapter XXXV
Pastorals, Odes, Elegies, &c.

. . . in earlier life I was fond of it [i.e. poetry], & easily pleased. but as [age ] & cares advanced the powers of fancy declined. every year seems to [have ] plucked a feather from her wing, till she can no longer waft me to those [sub ]lime heights to which it is necessary to accompany the poet. so [much ] has my relish for poetry deserted me that at present I cannot read Virgil with pleasure . . .
letter from Thomas Jefferson, to john daly burk, june 21, 1801.
Theocritus. Gr. Lat. Foul. 12 mo.
1815 Catalogue, page 143, no. 1, as above.
Τα του Θεοκριτου Σωζομενα. Theocriti quae extant. Ex Editione Danielis Heinsii expressa . . . Glasguae: In Aedibus Academicis Excudebant Robertus et Andreas Foulis Academiae Typographi, m.dcc.xlvi . [1746.]
PA4442 .A2 1746
12mo. Robert and Andrew Foulis issued this book in duodecimo and in quarto format in the same year. Jefferson had the duodecimo issue; the only copy in the Library of Congress is of the quarto issue. In this issue, of which the text is the same as in the issue in 12mo, the text is in Greek letter and the Argumenta in roman, there is a half-title at the beginning, and one on R 1 for the Table.
Graesse VI, 115.
Ebert 22770 cites the quarto edition and states “at the same place and in the same year there also appeared a Greek and Latin edition in 8 o.”
Theocritus, 3rd century, B.C., a Syracusan, is considered the creator of pastoral poetry.
For other classical works edited by Heinsius, see the Index. His first edition of Theocritus appeared in 1601.
Theocritus. Gr. Lat. cum Scholiis 8 vo.
1815 Catalogue, page 143, no. 41, as above.
Θεοκριτου τα Ευρισκομενα. Theocriti quæ extant; cum Græcis Scholiis. Londini: Typis T. W. Impensis Guilielmi Innys, in Area Occidentali D. Pauli, m.dcc.xxix . [1729.]
8vo. 168 leaves, title printed in red and black, with woodcut device, Greek text in long lines, Latin text and Scholii in double columns below.
Graesse VI, 115 [Giul. Innys et R. Manby].
Ebert 22769 [Innys et Manby].
Dibdin II, 487.
Entered by Jefferson without price in his undated manuscript catalogue.
This edition is founded on that printed in Oxford, 1699, edited by Richard West, with the notes of Scaliger, Casaubon and Heinsius.
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