Musa Latina Aberdonensis, Vol. 2: Arthur Johnston; The Epigrammata And Remaining Secular Poems (Classic Reprint)
Musa Latina Aberdonensis, Vol. 2: Arthur Johnston; The Epigrammata and Remaining Secular Poems (Classic Reprint)
Excerpt from Musa Latina Aberdonensis, Vol. 2: Arthur Johnston; The Epigrammata and Remaining Secular Poems
Strange to say, it is the first attempt to present a collected edition of his poems in his native land. That honour belongs originally to Middelburg in Holland, where, in 1642, appeared the only hitherto fairly complete corpus of his verse; and it is singular that While the centenary of that date in 1740, or thereby, was marked by a revival of interest in Johnston and by the Benson fervour in his favour, it was not till 1892, or the second centenary and a half after his decease, that steps were taken in his native land and shire to present the works of the cultured scholar in a complete and fairly adequate literary form. At the distance of upwards of 250 years from the author's own period, many Of the poems now fall dim and pale allusions, no doubt sparkling at the time, have lost their bril liancy, and sometimes cease to be intelligible. The contents ofvfii prefatory note.
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