Juvenal's Satires Translated by John Dryden, First Edition, 1693 JUVENAL & PERSIUS. The Satires of Decimus Junius Juvenalis. Translated into English Verse. By Mr. Dryden, and Several other Eminent Hands. Together with the Satires of Aulus Persius Flaccus. Made English by Mr. Dryden. With Explanatory Notes at the end of each Satire. To which is Prefix'd a Discourse concerning the Original and Progress of Satire. Dedicated to the Right Honourable Charles Earl of Dorset, & C. By Mr. Dryden. Quicquid agunt homines, votum, timor, Ira, voluptas, Gaudia, discursus, nostri est farrago libelli. London, Printed for Jacob Tonson at the Judge's-Head in Chancery-Lane, near Fleetstreet. MDCXCIII. Where you may have Compleat Sets of Mr. Dryden's Works, in Four Volumes in Quarto, the Plays being put in the order they were Written. Folio, 22.6 x 34.1cm. $850.00 John Dryden (1631-1700) "The English author John Dryden called himself Neander, the 'new man' in his Essay of Dramatic Posesy (1668), and implied that he was a spokesman for the concerns of his generation and the embodiment of its tastes. [Dryden] achieved a preeminence that supported his claim. He excelled in comedy, heroic tragedy, verse satire, translation, and literary criticism---genres that his contemporaries and later readers have defined as representative of the Restoration period. His considerable achievements assured Dryden's place in literary history, through their influence on such writers as Alexander Pope, determined the course of literary history for the next generation.--Anne Ferry in Academic American Ency., 1982, 6:284. "His first work, Heroic Stanzas (1659) which was a tribute to the memory of O. Cromwell was followed shortly afterwards by Astraea Redux, written to celebrate the return of Charles II. His verse reached its maturity in his brilliant political satire Absalom and Achitophel (1681) directed against Shaftesbury. In 1682 he express his Anglican convictions in his Religio Laici; but, on the accession of James II he announced his conversion to Roman Catholicism, in 1686, and wrote the Hind and Panther (1687), in which Nonconformity and the Church of England fall under his lash, while the Church of Rome is the milk-white hand. He has been unjustly charged with time-serving in his changes of faith. He persisted a Roman Catholic after the Revolution."--F.L. Cross, ed.: Oxford Dict. of the Christian Church, pp. 423-24. "In October 1692 Tonson published The Satires of Decimus Junius Juvenalis. [and] Aulus Persius Flaccus (dated 1693), which assembled a complete translation of Juvenal's satires by various hands (numbers 1, 3, 6, 10, and 16 being by Dryden himself, 7 by his son Charles, and 14 by his son John), a complete translation of Persius by Dryden alone, and a substantial preface, the `Discourse concerning the original and progress of satire', in which Dryden presented a history of the genre, a critique of its principal Latin practitioners, and reflections on its modern use. While these were translations rather than imitations, and generally preserved the original Roman allusions, there are a number of turns of phrase which reflect satirically on William III. Doubtless both the tragic pessimism of Juvenal's tenth satire, and Persius's Stoicism in the face of Neronian terror, had a contemporary resonance for him. No reader of Juvenal's third satire could avoid hearing the translator's voice in these lines: Since Noble Arts in Rome have no support, And ragged Virtue not a friend at Court, No Profit rises from th' ungrateful Stage, My Poverty encreasing with my Age, 'Tis time to give my just Disdain a vent, And, Cursing, leave so base a Government. (ll. 39-44)"--Paul Hammond, `Dryden, John (1631-1700)', Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004; online edn, Oct 2009, accessed 28 Oct 2014] Bound full two-tone panelled sheepskin with gilt spine and red morocco title label, sometime rebacked wi. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: The Satires of Decimus Junius Juvenalis. ...
Publisher: London, Printed for Jacob Tonson
Publication Date: 1693
Book Condition: Very Good
Edition: 1st Edition
Book Description Jacob Tonson, London, 1702. Full-Leather. Condition: Fair. No Jacket. Third Edition. Leather hardcover with 5 panels and 4 raised bands on spine; title panel with gold title and leaf decorations; boards have a stamped decorative panel with decorative speckling. Blank, frontispiece, title page, blank, i-lxxxviii, four pages of publisher's title list, blank, plate, 1-423, table (contents) page. 18 plates. Fair condition : binding quite worn with 1/2" of head of spine missing; front board is loose; early 20th or late 19th century bookplate inside front; A Mr. Springett wrote his name several times on the ffep, with the date of 1752; Thomas Woodward penned his name at the top of the title page; minimal foxing but an sparse stain, tear, or chip. Size: 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Book. Seller Inventory # 067307