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NEW AND LITERAL
JUVENAL AND PERSIUS;
COPIOUS EXPLANATORY NOTES,
THESE DIFFICULT SATIRISTS ARE RENDERED EASY AND
FAMILIAR TO THE READER.
A NEW EDITION.
IN TWO VOLUMES.
BY THE REV. M. MADAN.
Ardet.... Instat....Aperte jugulat.
SCAL. in Juv.
SA TIR Æ.
ARGUMENT. The Poet's design in this Satire, which deservedly holds the first rank among all performances of the kind, is to represent the various wishes and desires of mankind, and to shew the folly of them. He mentions riches, honours, eloquence, fame for martial achievements, long life, and beauty, and gives instances of their having proved ruinous to the
OMNIBUS in terris, quæ sunt a Gadibus usque
• This Satire has been always ad- Line 1. Gades.] An island without the mired; Bishop Burnet goes so far, as to Streights of Gibraltar in the south part recommend it (together with Persius) to of Spain, divided from the continent by the serious perusal and practice of the a small creek. Now called Cadiz, by divines in his diocese, as the best com- corruption Cales. mon places for their sermons, as the 2. The East.] Aurora, (quasi aurea hostorehouses and magazines of moral vir- ra, from the golden-coloured splendour tues, from whence they may draw out, as of day-break,) metonym, the East. they have occasion, all manner of as- - Ganges.) The greatest river in sistance for the accomplishment of a vir- the East, dividing India into two parts. tuous life. The tenth Satire (says Cru- 3, 4. Cloud of crror.] That veil of sius in his Lives of the Roman Poets) darkness and ignorance which is over is inimitable for the excellence of its the human mind, and hides from it, as morality, and sublime sentiments. it were, the faculty of perceiving our