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The Speeches of Ajax and Ulysses : from the Thir-
teenth Book of Ovid's Metamorphoses -
The Sixth Satire. To Cælius Baffus, a Lyric Poet
the Sixth Book of the Iliad
AJAX AND ULYSSES:
FROM THE THIRTEENTH BOOK OF
THE chiefs were fet, the soldiers crown'd the
* The Metamorphoses (as well as the Fasti of Ovid) have preferved, it must be owned, many curious particulars of ancient history, philofophy, and mythology. For Ovid was a great and learned antiquarian, which from the levity and sportiveness of fome of his poems, one would not suspect. An old French translator of Ovid, Thomas Vallois, called the Metamorphofes, the Bible of the poets; his work was printed at Paris, in black letter, 1523. The Abbè Banier published a magnificent edition in 4to. 4 vols. 1767, with historical and mythological illustrations. Benserade made a kind of travestie of Ovid in Rondeaux, printed in 4to. with beautiful sculptures. The Abbè Bellegarde translated at the same time Ovid's Metamorphoses, and the pious Thomas à Kempis. Perhaps he was ordered by his confeffor to undertake the latter work as an act of penance; as Dryden was ordered by his confeffor to write the Hind and Panther, as au expiation for having written the Spanish Friar.
Dr. JOSEPH WARTON. VOL. IV.