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" And a too close and servile imitation, which the same poet calls ' treading on the heels of an author,, is deservedly laughed at by sir John Denham; ' I conceive it,, says he, * a vulgar error in translating poets, to affect being fidus interpres. Let... "
Specimens of the Classic Poets: In a Chronological Series from Homer to ... - Page xvi
by Sir Charles Abraham Elton - 1814
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From Shakespeare to Pope

Edmund Gosse - 1885 - 266 pages
...fitter for such undertakings. I conceive it a vulgar error in translating poets, to affect being fidus interpres ; let that care be with them who deal in...but whosoever aims at it in poetry, as he attempts what is not required, so he shall never perform what he attempts ; for it is not his business alone...
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From Shakespeare to Pope: An Inquiry Into the Causes and Phenomena ..., Volume 1

Edmund Gosse - 1885 - 338 pages
...undertakings. 1 conceive it a vulgar error in translating poets, to affect being fidus interpret ; let that care be with them who deal in matters of...but whosoever aims at it in poetry, as he attempts what is not required, so he shall never perform what he attempts ; for it is not his business alone...
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From Shakespeare to Pope

Edmund Gosse - 1885 - 260 pages
...such undertakings. I conceive it a vulgar error in translating poets, to affect being fidus interpret; let that care be with them who deal in matters of...but whosoever aims at it in poetry, as he attempts what is not required, so he shall never perform what he attempts ; for it is not his business alone...
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The French Influence in English Literature from the Accession of Elizabeth ...

Alfred Horatio Upham - 1908 - 582 pages
...statements follow : — "I conceive it is a vulgar error in Translating Poets, to affect being Fidus Interpres ; let that care be with them who deal in...but whosoever aims at it in Poetry, as he attempts what is not required, so he shall never perform what he attempts ; for it is not his business alone...
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Lettres philosophiques, Volume 2

Voltaire - 1924 - 342 pages
...conceive it, says he (John Denham), a vulgar error in translating poets to affect to be fdus interpret. Let that care be with them who deal in matters of fact or matters of faith . . . It is not his business alone to translate language into language, but poesy into poesy... »...
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The Translator of Dante: The Life, Work and Friendships of Henry Francis ...

Robert Wylie King - 1925 - 394 pages
...the &neid, Book II (1656): I conceive it a vulgar error in translating poets, to affect beingyWtfj interpres. Let that care be with them who deal in...but whosoever aims at it in poetry, as he attempts what is not required, so shall he never perform what he attempts ; for it is not his business alone...
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The Translator of Dante: The Life, Work and Friendships of Henry Francis ...

Robert Wylie King - 1925 - 394 pages
...Book II (1656) : I conceive it a vulgar error in translating poets, to affect being fidus interprei. Let that care be with them who deal in matters of...but whosoever aims at it in poetry, as he attempts what is not required, so shall he never perform what he attempts ; for it is not his business alone...
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The Poetical Works of Sir John Denham

Sir John Denham - 1928 - 386 pages
...such undertakings. I conceive it a vulgar error in translating Poets, to affect being Fidus Interpret; let that care be with them who deal in matters of...but whosoever aims at it in Poetry, as he attempts what is not required, so he shall never perform what he attempts; for it is not his busines alone to...
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English Translation Theory 1650-1800, Volume 10

T. R. Steiner - 1975 - 174 pages
...acts. Denham argues the point: "... it [is! a vulgar error in translating Poets, to affect being Fidus Interpres; let that care be with them who deal in...but whosoever aims at it in Poetry, as he attempts what is not required, so he shall never perform what he attempts; for it is not his business alone...
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The Guardian

John Calhoun Stephens - 840 pages
...who deal in Matters of Fact, or Matters of Faith; but whosoever aims at it in Poetry, as he attempts what is not required, so shall he never perform what he attempts; for 'tis not his Business alone to translate Language into Language, but Poesie into Poesie; and Poesie...
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