Landor's Latin Poems: Fifty Pieces

Landor's Latin Poems: Fifty Pieces

Landor's Latin Poems: Fifty Pieces

Landor's Latin Poems: Fifty Pieces

Synopsis

This selection says nothing about the English writings of Walter Savage Landor (1775-1864), which run to sixteen volumes; and apart from a brief introductory sketch it makes only occasional remarks about his life. Instead it presents fifty illustrations of his exceptional dexterity in Latin verse, showing his hostile treatment of political figures (including royalty), his relations with friends, his pleasures and sufferings as a lover, and his delight in the changing phases of nature. The long closing piece treats, within a mythological framework, the great forces that govern the world and its inhabitants.
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