Dialogues upon the usefulness of ancient medals; Especially in relation to the Latin and Greek poets

9781236041654: Dialogues upon the usefulness of ancient medals; Especially in relation to the Latin and Greek poets

This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1726 Excerpt: ... limbs, And in long trains the flowing Purple streams. Mr. Row. She bears in one hand a sprig of frankincense.----filis est thurea virga Sabeis. Virg. And od'rous frankincense on the Sahaau bough. Mr. Dryden. Thuriseros Arabumsaltus. Claud.de 3. Cons.Hon. Thurilegos Arabas Ov. de Fas. Lib. 4. In the other hand you see the perfumed reed, as the garland on her head may be supposed to be woven out of some other part of her fragrant productions. Ntc proculin molles Arabas terramque sereuttt Delicias,iafitique no-vos radich honores; Leniter adsundtt gernmantia littorapontus,-Et terra mare nomen habet de sinu Arabico. Manil. Lib. 4. More west the other soft Arabia beats, Where incense grows, and pleasing odour sweats; The Bay is call'd th' Arabian gulf; the name The country gives it, and 'tis great in fame. Mr. Creech. Urantur pia thura focis, urantur odores, Quos tener a terra divite mittit Arabs. Tibul. Lib.2.El. 2 ' fit dives amomo, Ciunameque, costumque suaru,sndataqut ligno Thura 7%uraserat, floresque altos Panchaia tellui, Dumserat, et Myrrham. Ov. Met. Lib. 10. Let Araby extol her happy coast, Her Cinnamon, and sweet Amomum boast; Her fragrant flowers, her trees with precious tears, Her second harvests, and her double years: How can the land be call'd so bless'd, that Myrrha bears? Mr. Dryden. #--Odorata spirant mcdicamina Sylv. Manil. The"trees drop balsam, and on all the boughs Health sits, and makes it sovereign as it flows. Mr. Creech. Cinnami fy hat Ar abes beat os Vidit---Sen. OEdip. Act. t. What a delicious country is this, fays, Cynthio? a man almost smells it in the descriptions that are made of it. The Camel is in Arabia, I suppose, a beast of burden, that helps to carry oft" its spices. We find the Camel, fays Philander, mentioned in P...

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