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Poems of Henry Vaughan, Silurist, Volume II
written by "Beeching, H. C. (Henry Charles), 1859-1919"
...7. They include her poem on Vaughan, afterwards prefixed to Thalia Rediviva (cf. p. 169), but are not accompanied by the present verses nor by those to her editor in Thalia Rediviva (p. 211). A Persian votary—i.e., a Parsee, or fire-worshipper. P. 102. An Epitaph upon the Lady Elizabeth, Second Daughter to his late Majesty. Elizabeth, second daughter of Charles I., was born in 1635. She suffered from ill-health and grief after her father's execution, and died at Carisbrooke on September 8, 1650. This poem, therefore, like others in the volume, must be of later date than the dedication. P. 104. To Sir William Davenant, upon his Gondibert. Davenant's Gondibert was first published in 1651. It does not contain Vaughan's verses. thy aged sire. Is this an allusion to the story that Davenant was in reality the son of William Shakespeare? Birtha, the heroine of Gondibert. P. 119. Cupido [Cruci Affixus]. Another translation of Ausonius' poems was published by Thomas Stanley in 1649. There is nothing in the original corresponding to the last four lines of Vaughan's translation. Ll. 89-94. The Latin is: "Se quisque absolvere gestit, Transferat ut proprias aliena in crimina culpas." Vaughan's simile is borrowed from Donne's Fourth Elegy (Muses' Library, I., 107): "as a thief at bar is questioned there, By all the men that have been robb'd that year." [342] P. 125. Translations from Boethius. These translations are from the De Consolatione Philosophiae, a medley of prose and verse. Vaughan has translated all the verse in the first two books except the Metrum 3 of Book I. and Metrum 6 of Book II. The headings of Metra 7 and 8 of Book II. are given in error in Olor Iscanus as Metra 6 and 7. Some further translations from Books III. and IV. will be found in Thalia Rediviva, pp. 224-235. P. 144. Translations from Casimirus. These translations are from the Polish poet Mathias Casimirus Sar...

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