A LONG-VACATION PASTORAL.
Nunc formosissimus annus.
LONDON: CHAPMAN AND HALL, 186, STRAND.
The reader is wanted to expect every kind of irregularity in these modern hexameters: spondaic lines, so called, are almost the rule; and a word will often require to be transposed by the voice from the end of one line to the beginning of the next.
MY LONG-VACATION PUPILS
WILL I HOPE ALLOW ME TO INSCRIBE THIS TRIFLE TO THEM, AND WILL NOT, I TRUST, BE DISPLEASED IF IN A FICTION, PURELY FICTION, THEY ARE HERE AND THERE REMINDED OF TIMES WE ENJOYED TOGETHER.
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