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Notes and Queries, Number 208, October 22, 1853

A Medium of Inter-communication for Literary Men, Artists, Antiquaries, Genealogists, etc

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Author: Various Authors
Published: 1853
Language: English
Wordcount: 23,544 / 81 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 71.7
LoC Category: AP
Downloads: 497
Added to site: 2008.10.04
mnybks.net#: 22211
Genre: Periodical
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em>: audire, videre {384} Languescunt, gustusque minor fit: denique semper Aut hoc, aut illo morbo vexantur--inermi Manduntur vix ore cibi, vix crura bacillo Sustentata meant: animus quoque vulnera sentit. Desipit, et longo torpet confectus ab ævo."

It would have only occupied your space needlessly, to have transcribed at length the celebrated description of the seven ages of human life from Shakspeare's As You Like It; but I would solicit the attention of your readers to the Latin verses, and then to the question, Whether either poet has borrowed from the other? and, should this be decided affirmatively, the farther question would arise, Which is the original?

ARTERUS.

Dublin.

[These lines look like a modern paraphrase of Shakspeare; and our Correspondent has not informed us from what book he has transcribed them.--Ed.]

Passage in "King John" and "Romeo and Juliet."--I am neither

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