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THE

EUROPEAN MAGAZINE,

For SEPTEMBER 1796.

JAMES PETIT ANDREWS, Esq.

(WITH A PORTRAIT.) OF this Gentleman, whose life has the Second, from the last period to the ae

been usefully devoted to the service cession of Edward the VIth, in the subof the Publick, a short account has been sequent year. Both Volumes have been already given in our Magazine for Sep well received by the Publick. tember 1789, p. 172, to which we refer Since the publication of the last work, our Readers. Since that period, Mr. we have heard that Mr. Andrews proANDREWS has produced a very useful, poses to continue Henry's History of entertaining, and accurate work, entitled, England, from the period at which death “ The History of Great Britain con- put an end to that historian's labours. In nected with the Chronology of Europe; the exeeution of this work we think the with Notes, &c. containing Anecdotes Publick interested, and therefore with it of the Times, Lives of the Learned, every success. and Specimens of their Works," 4to. On the institution of the new Police, forned partly on the plan of Henault's Mr. Andrews was appointed one of French

History,and containing a great sund the Commiffioners for the District of of important information. The First Vo- Queen's Square and St. Margaret's Weltlume, containing the period from Cæfar's minster, and continues at this time to Invasion to the deposition and death of employ 'himfelf in the duties of that lae Richard II. was published in 1794 ; and borious and useful office,

ON POP E's HOMER.

[Continued from Vol. XXIX. Page 383-] DEAR P.

formable to the genius of the Latin lan. MY valourous knight has acquitted guage ; than which indeed none is more

hirafelf, you tay, very manfully in hackneyed and common'; quâ nihil eft the armour borrowed from Homer. But tritius, as Mr. Wakefield justly observes I value myself too much, you think, on with his accustomed sagaeity. By this rule the fancied affiftance of my Roman auxi- the noun Marti might, no doubt, with true liary; whom perhaps I may not find grammatical accuracy, be applied to the either fo faithful or so powerful an ally, verb peperit. . But in this place, you will as I seem disposed to hope. And you re- observe, it cannot be to applied confiftentfer me to the laft elegant and amended ly with the other parts of the sentence. edition of his works, p. 32. If the punc Will you give me your attention for a few tuation suggested by Mr. Wakefield, in minutes, while I analyze the construcopposition, I believe, to the authority of tion ? all former editors, be adopted, I confess

- nepotem, it at once overthrows the main pillar, on which my argument refts.

Traia quem peperit Sacerdos

Marti, redonabo. Iras, & invifum nepotem

What! quem nepotem Marti ? This Troia quem peperit Sacerdos Marti, redonabo.

B. JlI. p. 3. millible. No such absurdity, perhaps it

explication appears at once to be inada I have often admired with you the inge- will be faid, is included in the fentenee, nious conjectures occasionally thrown out when rightly explained. The relative by this very acute and learned éditor: and to pronoun quem is not immediately applied far as the general position goes of joining to the antecedent fubje&t, expreífed in the the objeet, to which any thing in any man preceding line: which it mult here be alter is applied, to the verb denoting the lowed to relinquish, and to take up anomode of application in the dative cale, I ther subject more appropriate to Mars, entirely agree with him now. This mode as vicum, or perhaps rather fiiium, under of conitruction Iconlider as strictly cous food. The grandion of Jano, the speaker,

is

a

its parts :

is the same with the son of Mars ; so that as I am very unwilling to lose my Roman the fentence, when duly filled up, would auxiliary: run thus,

To make you some amends for the faTroia quem peperit Sacerdos

tigue you must have endured in this te

dious investigation, I will carry you to one Mibi scilicet nepotem, enndem filium of the finett icenes in the whole Iliad, Marri. This surely is rather a violent whether of Homer or Pope ; I mean the ellipse; and, I suspect, not justified by interview between Hector and Androany other innance of a similar construction. mache in the fixth book; where we lice Nor is this all. There is still ano

the characters of husband and father, wife ther objcētion, not less important than the and mother, represented in a variety of afabove, to the punctuation proposed by feetingcircumstances and patheticspeeches, Mr. Wakefield. If admitted, it leaves naturally arising from the incidents, as no object, either exprefed or understood, they happen, "imagined and worked for the verb redonado, in its applicative up with equal delicacy of sentiment as sense, to act upon. Now we can scarce

manner. The prayer, particularly, offered bring ourselves to think that so nice and

up by Hector for his lon, I could never accurate a writer, fo consummate a maiter

read, even when a boy at school, where of language, as Horace is universally al.

Homer does not always appear the most lowed to be, would at any time defonn

engaging, without the tenderest emotions his composition by fo material a defect.

of sympathy. Now that I am a father, In the only intance where this word oc

with congenial affections, I feel the iin. éurs again, the sentence is complete in all

presion, as I doubt not you do, with pro

portionably stronger effect. How happens it Quis te redanavit Quiritem

then, that a man with so much poetical Diis patriis ? &c.

L. II. 0.9.

sensibility as Pope must be allowed to Horace, it is well known, valued himself have possessed, in translating the three as having been the first who transplanted concluding lines of this affecting prayer, the Lyric form of Poetry into Italy, from

shouli appear in no degree to have felt. Greece its native clime, where it flourish

the force of that happily-chosen circum, cd with so much luxuriancy and beauty.

ftance, which constitutes the great beauty

of the passage, and on which the pathos Princeps Æolium carmen ad Italos

of it principally depends. Hector, antiDeduxiffe modos.

cipating the glory which he fondly hopes Add to this the fondness which he his boy inay one day gain, closes his petievery where discovers for transtufing, tion with this affectionate with : into these compositions especially, the Και ποτε τις ειποι, ΠΑΤΡΟΣ 3' ΟΓΕ phrases and idioms of the Greek poets, ΠΟΛΛΟΝ ΑΜΕΙΝΩΝ; wherever they fuited his purpose ; and there will, I think, remain little doubt

Εκ πολεμά ακοντα: φεροι δ'αναρα βρoτεbut that he meant in this pallage to ren

ονία, der the Greek expression, as he found it

Κτεινας δηιον ανδρα : χαρειη δε φρενα. in Homer,

jering.

II. VI. L. 479.
Αχιλης μεθεμεν χoλον

Eustathius observes on the word TIE
Iras
Marti redonabo.

εφη και ΤΙΝΕΣ είπωσιν, αλλα ΤΙΣ, ΕΙΣ

δηλαδη. This mode of expression, those But I detain you too long in the mere adjustment of a point ; an employment, fors, either English or French, is by no

generally little attended to by the tranda. which your fine writers of the first order affect, I know, to despise ; as fit only for

means accidental or immaterial. It apthe lowest drudges in the walk of litera.

pears to have been chosen with great

mark ture ; the nibblers of old books; be word. diftinétly the image which he meant to

art by the poet, in order to calcbers

, wbelive uron syllables, &c. &c, represent. I will, with your leave, tranIf you should think, what however I apprehend you will not think, any excuse the Greek text.

Date the lines in terms correspondent to necellary, I have dweit the longer on this lubject, conceiving, as I am ajured you him on his return from battle, bearing the

" And hereafter may fome one hail dog that no observation of fo respectable bloody fpoils of an enemywhom he has lain, a critic as Mr. Wakefield, which may saying He far surpasses his suber': and may chance to fill in our way, should be light- hts mother rejoice in her mind."Who is this ingly pased by: Perhaps too I have la-- someone? Very clearly fome hoárý veteran, bourd this point the more ftrenuously, who had often leen the courage of Hector

L.III. 0. 30.

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