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TRANSLATION OF TERENCE, 345
the translations of Ovid are determined to be the produfilion of Heywood.
" That hisfludies were mosl; demonslratively confinedzto nature, and his own language," Ireadily allow; but does it hence follow that he was so deplorably ignorant of every other tongue, living 05 dead, that he only " remembered, perhaps, enough of his school-boy learning to put the hig, hag, hog, into the mouth of Sir H. Evans; and might pick up in the writers of the time, or the course of his conversation , a familiar phrase or two of French or Italian." In Shal4speare's plays bgth these last languages aretplentifully scattered; but, then' we are told, they might be impertinent additions of the players. Undoubtedly' they might: but there theyvare, and, perhaps, few of the players had much more learning than Shakspeare.
Mr. Farmer himself will allow that Shakspeare began to learn Latin: I will allow that hisstudtes lay in English : but why insisl that he neither made any progress at school; nor improved his acquifitions there? The general encomiums of Suckling, Denham, Milton, See. on his native genius,' prove
TEN Bookes ofHomer's Iliades 'translated out of
The Shield of Achilles from the 18th .Book of
Seven Books of the Iliades, by ditto, 4to.' Lond.
x ' , T 1596
D9. ' - ' - - - - 1598
V' Homer Prince of Poets: translated according to the Greeke in Twelve Bookes of his Iliads :
I-348 ANCIENT TRANSLATIONS.
By Geo. Chapman ; small folio. Lond. printed for Samuel Macham. No date.
Fifteen Books of Do. thin folio - 16oo The whole Works of Homer, by du. printed for
Nath. Butter ; no date, butprobably printed in ' 1611
The Crowne of all H0mcr's Works, Batrachomy
machia, 8cc. 'l'[By Geo. -Chapman, with his portrait inthe title-page.] thin folio; printed by john Bill. No dat-2.' L p
Translated elahoratcly outof the Greek: Containing Dodrine ofHusbandrie, Moralitie, and Pietie; with a. perpetual Calendar of Good and Bad Daies; Not superstitious, but necesA sarie (as farre as naturall Causes compell) for all men to observe, and difference in following "their affaires. Ncc care; umbra Dco. London,
In the first volume of the Eutries ofthe Stationei-si' Com
pany is the following : "
- " T. Purfootc.] The Battel of the Frogges and Myce, and
certain orations of Isoci-ates." Jan. 4. 1579.