Friday, March 21, 2008


Miscellaneous Quotations

Vergil, Eclogues 2.61-62 (tr. H. Rushton Fairclough):
Let Pallas dwell by herself in the cities she has built; but let my chief delight be the woods!

                            Pallas, quas condidit arces,
ipsa colat; nobis placeant ante omnia silvae.
Ovid, Metamorphoses 7.675 (tr. Frank Justus Miller):
I am devoted to the woods...

sum nemorum studiosus...
Baltasar Gracián, Oráculo manual y arte de prudencia, § 74 (tr. Christopher Maurer):
The wildest animals inhabit cities.

En lo más poblado están las fieras verdaderas.
Alexander Pope, Pastorals: Summer, 59-60:
See what delights in sylvan scenes appear!
Descending Gods have found Elysium here.

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