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Willard Spiegelman

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780195368130

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195368130.001.0001

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Wordsworth’s Aeneid (1974)

Wordsworth’s Aeneid (1974)

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Willard Spiegelman

Oxford University Press

This chapter looks at English Romantic poet William Wordsworth's translation of Virgil's Aeneid. It mentions the temperamental affinities of Wordsworth with Virgil, his similar appreciation of a universal sorrow which touches and colors all mortal affairs, and his own tender heart and lofty sense of moral dignity. It also discusses Wordsworth's criticism on John Dryden's 1697 translation of Virgil's epic poem.

Keywords:   poetry criticism, William Wordsworth, Aeneid, Virgil, John Dryden

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