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Ovid's Metamorphoses in fifteen books, translated by the most eminent hands [T99153] [Vol.1]

DMI number:
603
Publication Date:
1751
Volume Number:
1 of 2
ESTC number:
T99153
EEBO/ECCO link:
CB130807605
Shelfmark:
BL 237.c.3
Full Title:
[i]OVID[/i]'’s | METAMORPHOSES, | In FIFTEEN BOOKS. | Translated by | [2 cols.] [col. 1][i]Mr[/i]. Dryden. | [i]Mr.[/i] Addison. | [i]Dr.[/i] Garth. | [i]Mr.[/i] Mainwaring.| [i]Mr.[/i] Congreve.[/col.1] [col. 2][i]Mr.[/i] Rowe. | [i]Mr.[/i] Pope. | [i]Mr.[/i] Gay. | [i]Mr.[/i] Eusden. | [i]Mr.[/i] Croxall.[/col.2] | [i]And other[/i] EMINENT HANDS. | [rule] | [i]Publish’d by Sir[/i] SAMUEL GARTH, [i]M. D[/i]. | [rule] | Adorn’'d with SCULPTURES. | [rule] | VOLUME [i]the[/i] FIRST. | [rule] |The FIFTH EDITION. | [double rule] | [i]LONDON:[/i] | Printed for J. And R. TONSON and S. DRAPER | in the [i]Strand[/i]. | [rule]. | MDCCLI.
Place of Publication:
London
Format:
Duodecimo
Pagination:
[12], [i]-lii, [4], [1]-[227], [1] (p.227 mispaginated '27').
Bibliographic details:
5th edition. p.3 unpaginated.
Comments:
CONTENTS: Preface and translations of Ovid's Metamorphoses (Books I-XV) by various hands. PLATES: Frontispiece and facing sig.A4 and pp.[1], [39], [79], [111], [153], [189]. All unsigned.
Other matter:
PREFATORY MATERIAL: Engraved frontispiece; title-page; engraved dedicatory plate to the Princess of Wales; dedicatory epistle to Princess of Wales signed S.Garth (sigs.A4r-A8r); preface (pp.[i]-lii); table of contents (sigs.C11r-C12v).
References:
David Hopkins, 'Dryden and the Garth-Tonson Metamorphoses', New Series, Vol. XXXIX, No. 153 (1988).
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Mary Ker (nee Finch)
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Content/Publication
First Line:
Of bodies changed to various forms I sing
Page No:
pp.1-5
Poem Title:
Ovid's Metamorphoses. Book I.
Attribution:
Translated by Mr. John Dryden
Attributed To:
John Dryden
First Line:
The golden age was first when man yet new
Page No:
pp.5-6
Poem Title:
The Golden Age.
Attribution:
Ovid’s Metamorphoses. Book I. Translated by Mr. John Dryden
Attributed To:
John Dryden
First Line:
But when good Saturn banished from above
Page No:
pp.6-7
Poem Title:
The Silver Age.
Attribution:
Ovid’s Metamorphoses. Book I. Translated by Mr. John Dryden
Attributed To:
John Dryden
First Line:
Hard steel succeeded then
Page No:
pp.7-8
Poem Title:
The Iron Age.
Attribution:
Ovid’s Metamorphoses. Book I. Translated by Mr. John Dryden
Attributed To:
John Dryden
First Line:
To this came next in course the brazen age
Page No:
p.7
Poem Title:
The Brazen Age.
Attribution:
Ovid’s Metamorphoses. Book I. Translated by Mr. John Dryden
Attributed To:
John Dryden
First Line:
Nor were the gods themselves more safe above
Page No:
pp.8-21
Poem Title:
The Giants War.
Attribution:
Translated by Mr. John Dryden
Attributed To:
John Dryden
First Line:
The first and fairest of his loves was she
Page No:
pp.22-27
Poem Title:
The Transformation of Daphne into a Lawrel.
Attribution:
Translated by Mr. John Dryden
Attributed To:
John Dryden
First Line:
An ancient forest in Thessalia grows
Page No:
pp.27-32
Poem Title:
The Transformation of Io into a Heifer.
Attribution:
Translated by Mr. John Dryden
Attributed To:
John Dryden
First Line:
Now Jove no longer could her sufferings bear
Page No:
pp.32-33
Poem Title:
The Eyes of Argus Transform'd into a Peacock's Train.
Attribution:
Translated by Mr. John Dryden
Attributed To:
John Dryden
First Line:
Then Hermes thus a nymph of late there was
Page No:
pp.33-38
Poem Title:
The Transformation of Syrinx into Reeds.
Attribution:
Translated by Mr. John Dryden
Attributed To:
John Dryden
First Line:
The sun's bright palace on high columns raised
Page No:
pp.40-52
Poem Title:
Ovid's Metamorphoses. Book II... The Story of Phaeton.
Attribution:
Translated by Mr. Addison
Attributed To:
Joseph Addison
First Line:
The Latian nymphs came round him and amazed
Page No:
pp.52-54
Poem Title:
Phaeton's Sisters transformed into Trees.
Attribution:
Translated by Mr. Addison
Attributed To:
Joseph Addison
First Line:
Cycnus beheld the nymphs transformed allied
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pp.54-55
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The Transformation of Cycnus into a Swan.
Attribution:
Translated by Mr. Addison
Attributed To:
Joseph Addison
First Line:
The day was settled in its course and Jove
Page No:
pp.56-61
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The Story of Calisto.
Attribution:
Translated by Mr. Addison
Attributed To:
Joseph Addison
First Line:
The raven once in snowy plumes was dressed
Page No:
pp.61-65
Poem Title:
The Story of Coronis, and Birth of Aesculapius.
Attribution:
Translated by Mr. Addison
Attributed To:
Joseph Addison
First Line:
Old Chiron took the babe with secret joy
Page No:
pp.66-67
Poem Title:
Ocyroe transform'd into a Mare.
Attribution:
Translated by Mr. Addison
Attributed To:
Joseph Addison
First Line:
Sore wept the centaur and to Phoebus prayed
Page No:
pp.68-69
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The Transformation of Battus to a Touch-stone.
Attribution:
Translated by Mr. Addison
Attributed To:
Joseph Addison
First Line:
This done the god flew up on high and passed
Page No:
pp.69-74
Poem Title:
The Story of Aglauros transform'd into a Statue.
Attribution:
Translated by Mr. Addison
Attributed To:
Joseph Addison
First Line:
When now the god his fury had allayed
Page No:
pp.74-77
Poem Title:
Europa's Rape.
Attribution:
Translated by Mr. Addison
Attributed To:
Joseph Addison
First Line:
When now Agenor had his daughter lost
Page No:
pp.79-86
Poem Title:
The Story of Cadmus.
Attribution:
Translated by Mr. Addison
Attributed To:
Joseph Addison
First Line:
In a fair chase a shady mountain stood
Page No:
pp.86-89
Poem Title:
The Transformation of Actaeon into a Stag.
Attribution:
Translated by Mr. Addison
Attributed To:
Joseph Addison
First Line:
Actaeon's sufferings and Diana's rage
Page No:
pp.90-93
Poem Title:
The Birth of Bacchus.
Attribution:
Translated by Mr. Addison
Attributed To:
Joseph Addison
First Line:
Twas now while these transactions passed on earth
Page No:
pp.93-94
Poem Title:
The Transformation of Tiresias.
Attribution:
Translated by Mr. Addison
Attributed To:
Joseph Addison
First Line:
Famed far and near for knowing things to come
Page No:
pp.95-96
Poem Title:
The Transformation of Echo.
Attribution:
Translated by Mr. Addison
Attributed To:
Joseph Addison
First Line:
Thus did the nymphs in vain caress the boy
Page No:
pp.96-101
Poem Title:
The Story of Narcissus.
Attribution:
Translated by Mr. Addison
Attributed To:
Joseph Addison
First Line:
This sad event gave blind Tiresias fame
Page No:
pp.101-103
Poem Title:
The Story of Pentheus.
Attribution:
Translated by Mr. Addison
Attributed To:
Joseph Addison
First Line:
Him Pentheus viewed with fury in his look
Page No:
pp.103-108
Poem Title:
The Mariners transform'd to Dolphins.
Attribution:
Translated by Mr. Addison
Attributed To:
Joseph Addison
First Line:
But Pentheus grown more furious than before
Page No:
pp.108-109
Poem Title:
The Death of Pentheus.
Attribution:
Translated by Mr. Addison
Attributed To:
Joseph Addison
First Line:
Yet still Alcithoe perverse remains
Page No:
pp.111-114
Poem Title:
The Story of Alcithoe and her Sisters.
Attribution:
By Mr. Eusden
Attributed To:
Laurence Eusden
First Line:
In Babylon where first her Queen for state
Page No:
pp.114-120
Poem Title:
The Story of Pyramus and Thisbe.
Attribution:
by the same Hand [i.e. Eusden] [contents page]
Attributed To:
Laurence Eusden
First Line:
The sun the source of light by beauty's power
Page No:
pp.120-124
Poem Title:
The Story of Leucothoe and the Sun.
Attribution:
by the same Hand [i.e. Eusden] [contents page]
Attributed To:
Laurence Eusden
First Line:
Though guilty Clytie thus the sun betrayed
Page No:
pp.124-126
Poem Title:
The Transformation of Clytie.
Attribution:
by the same Hand [i.e. Eusden] [contents page]
Attributed To:
Laurence Eusden
First Line:
How Salmacis with weak enfeebling streams
Page No:
pp.126-130
Poem Title:
The Story of Salmacis and Hermaphroditus.
Attribution:
By Mr. Addison
Attributed To:
Joseph Addison
First Line:
But Mineus' daughters still their tasks pursue
Page No:
pp.130-131
Poem Title:
Alcithoe and her Sisters transform'd to Bats.
Attribution:
Continu'd by Mr. Eusden
Attributed To:
Laurence Eusden
First Line:
The power of Bacchus now over Thebes had flown
Page No:
pp.132-138
Poem Title:
The Transformation of Ino and Melicerta to Sea-Gods.
Attribution:
by the same Hand [i.e. Eusden] [contents page]
Attributed To:
Laurence Eusden
First Line:
The Theban matrons their loved Queen pursued
Page No:
pp.138-139
Poem Title:
The Transformation of the Theban Matrons.
Attribution:
by the same Hand [i.e, Eusden] [contents page]
Attributed To:
Laurence Eusden
First Line:
Mean time the wretched Cadmus mourns nor knows
Page No:
pp.139-141
Poem Title:
Cadmus and his Queen transform'd to Serpents.
Attribution:
by the same Hand [i.e. Eusden] [contents page]
Attributed To:
Laurence Eusden
First Line:
Yet though this harsh inglorious fate they found
Page No:
pp.141-142
Poem Title:
The Story of Perseus.
Attribution:
by the same Hand [i.e. Eusden] [contents page]
Attributed To:
Laurence Eusden
First Line:
Thence Perseus like a cloud by storms was driven
Page No:
pp.142-144
Poem Title:
Atlas transform'd to a Mountain.
Attribution:
by the same Hand [i.e. Eusden] [contents page]
Attributed To:
Laurence Eusden
First Line:
Now Aeolus had with strong chains confined
Page No:
pp.144-149
Poem Title:
Andromeda rescued from the Sea-Monster.
Attribution:
by the same Hand [i.e. Eusden] [contents page]
Attributed To:
Laurence Eusden
First Line:
The hero with his just request complies
Page No:
pp.149-151
Poem Title:
The Story of Medusa's Head.
Attribution:
by the same Hand [i.e, Eusden] [contents page]
Attributed To:
Laurence Eusden
First Line:
While Perseus entertained with this report
Page No:
pp.153-165
Poem Title:
The Story of Perseus continu'd.
Attribution:
Translated by Arthur Maynwaring, Esq
Attributed To:
Arthur Maynwaring
First Line:
Thus far Minerva was content to rove
Page No:
pp.166-167
Poem Title:
Minerva's Interview with the Muses.
Attribution:
Translated by Arthur Maynwaring, Esq
Attributed To:
Arthur Maynwaring
First Line:
Then one replies o goddess fit to guide
Page No:
pp.167-168
Poem Title:
The Fate of Pyreneus.
Attribution:
Translated by Arthur Maynwaring, Esq
Attributed To:
Arthur Maynwaring
First Line:
The muse yet spoke when they began to hear
Page No:
pp.169-170
Poem Title:
The Story of the Pierides.
Attribution:
Translated by Arthur Maynwaring, Esq
Attributed To:
Arthur Maynwaring
First Line:
Then rises one of the presumptuous throng
Page No:
pp.170-171
Poem Title:
The Song of the Pierides.
Attribution:
Translated by Arthur Maynwaring, Esq
Attributed To:
Arthur Maynwaring
First Line:
First Ceres taught the labouring hind to plow
Page No:
pp.171-173
Poem Title:
The Song of the Muses.
Attribution:
Translated by Arthur Maynwaring, Esq
Attributed To:
Arthur Maynwaring
First Line:
Near Enna's walls a spacious lake is spread
Page No:
pp.173-175
Poem Title:
The Rape of Proserpine.
Attribution:
Translated by Arthur Maynwaring, Esq
Attributed To:
Arthur Maynwaring
First Line:
But still does Cyane the rape bemoan
Page No:
pp.175-176
Poem Title:
Cyane dissolves to a Fountain.
Attribution:
Translated by Arthur Maynwaring, Esq
Attributed To:
Arthur Maynwaring
First Line:
Thus while through all the earth and all the main
Page No:
pp.176-180
Poem Title:
A Boy transform'd to an Eft.
Attribution:
Translated by Arthur Maynwaring, Esq
Attributed To:
Arthur Maynwaring
First Line:
The goddess now resolving to succeed
Page No:
pp.180-181
Poem Title:
The Transformation of Ascalaphus into an Owl.
Attribution:
Translated by Arthur Maynwaring, Esq
Attributed To:
Arthur Maynwaring
First Line:
Justly this punishment was due to him
Page No:
pp.181-183
Poem Title:
The Daughters of Achelous transform'd to Sirens.
Attribution:
Translated by Arthur Maynwaring, Esq
Attributed To:
Arthur Maynwaring
First Line:
Still were the purling waters and the maid
Page No:
pp.183-186
Poem Title:
The Story of Arethusa.
Attribution:
Translated by Arthur Maynwaring, Esq
Attributed To:
Arthur Maynwaring
First Line:
The chosen muse here ends her sacred lays
Page No:
pp.187-188
Poem Title:
The Pierides transform'd to Magpies.
Attribution:
Translated by Arthur Maynwaring, Esq
Attributed To:
Arthur Maynwaring
First Line:
The youth over Europe and over Asia drives
Page No:
p.187
Poem Title:
The Transformation of Lyncus.
Attribution:
Translated by Arthur Maynwaring, Esq
Attributed To:
Arthur Maynwaring
First Line:
Pallas attending to the muse's song
Page No:
pp.189-196
Poem Title:
The Transformation of Arachne into a Spider.
Attribution:
Translated by Mr. Croxall
Attributed To:
Samuel Croxall
First Line:
Swift through the Phrygian towns the rumour flies
Page No:
pp.196-204
Poem Title:
The Story of Niobe.
Attribution:
Translated by Mr. Croxall
Attributed To:
Samuel Croxall
First Line:
Widowed and childless lamentable state
Page No:
p.204
Poem Title:
The Transformation of Niobe.
Attribution:
Translated by Mr. Croxall
Attributed To:
Samuel Croxall
First Line:
Then all reclaimed by this example showed
Page No:
pp.205-208
Poem Title:
The Peasants of Lycia transform'd to Frogs.
Attribution:
Translated by Mr. Croxall
Attributed To:
Samuel Croxall
First Line:
Scarce had the man this famous story told
Page No:
pp.208-209
Poem Title:
The Fate of Marsyas.
Attribution:
Translated by Mr. Croxall
Attributed To:
Samuel Croxall
First Line:
From these relations straight the people turn
Page No:
p.209
Poem Title:
The Story of Pelops.
Attribution:
Translated by Mr. Croxall
Attributed To:
Samuel Croxall
First Line:
To Thebes the neighbouring princes all repair
Page No:
pp.209-225
Poem Title:
The Story of Tereus, Procne, and Philomela.
Attribution:
Translated by Mr. Croxall
Attributed To:
Samuel Croxall
First Line:
Erechtheus next the Athenian sceptre swayed
Page No:
pp.225-27 [i.e. 227]
Poem Title:
Boreas in Love.
Attribution:
Translated by Mr. Croxall
Attributed To:
Samuel Croxall