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" I will venture to assert, that a just translation of any ancient poet in rhyme is impossible. No human ingenuity can be equal to the task of closing every couplet with sounds homotonous, expressing at the same time the full sense, and only the full sense,... "
The Critical Review, Or, Annals of Literature - Page 421
1810
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The Monthly review. New and improved ser

1799
...the principleon which he has proceeded.. He takes it for granted, on ther . assertion of Mr. Cowper, that " a just translation of any ancient poet, in rhyme, is impossible •," and hence he infers that a prose-translation gives the most adequate representation of the original....
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The works of William Cowper; his life and letters by W. Hayley, ed. by T.S ...

William Cowper - 1835
...shall lay a few extracts from it before the reader. " Whether a translation of Homer," he remarks, " may be best executed in blank verse or in rhyme, is...sounds homotonous, expressing at the same time the full sense, and only the full sense, of his original. The translator's ingenuity, indeed, in this case becomes...
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Works: Life and Letters, Volume 5

William Cowper - 1835
...shall lay a few extracts from it before the reader. " Whether a translation of Homer," he remarks, " may be best executed in blank verse or in rhyme, is...sounds homotonous, expressing at the same time the full sense, and only the full sense, of his original. The translator's ingenuity, indeed, in this case becomes...
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Translation of Homer's Iliad

William Cowper - 1837
...FATHER, BY HIS LORDSHIP'S AFFECTIONATE KINSMAN AND SERVANT, WILLIAM COWPER. Jtrns J, 1701. PREFACE. WHETHER a translation of HOMER may be best executed...sounds homotonous, expressing at the same time the full sense, and only the full sense of his original. The translator's ingenuity, indeed, in this case becomes...
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The Life and Works of William Cowper: Now First Completed by the ...

William Cowper, William Hayley - 1835
...shall lay a few extracts from it before the reader. " Whether a translation of Homer," he remarks, " may be best executed in blank verse or in rhyme, is...sounds homotonous, expressing at the same time the full sense, and only the full sense, of his original. The translator's ingenuity, indeed, in this case becomes...
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Translation of Homer's Iliad

William Cowper - 1837
...FATHER, BY HIS LORDSHIP'S AFFECTIONATE KINSMAN AND SERVANT, WILLIAM COWPER. June 4, irOl. PREFACE. WHETHER a translation of HOMER may be best executed...: rhyme, is impossible. No human ingenuity can be equa} to the task of closing every couplet with sounds ; honiotonous, expressing at the same time the...
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The Works of William Cowper, Esq., Comprising His Poems ..., Volume 11

William Cowper - 1837
...FATHER, Junl J, I7!M. BY HIS LORDSHIP'S AFFECTIONATE KINSMAN AND SERVANT, WILLIAM COWPEU. PREFACE. WHETHER a translation of HOMER may be best executed...sounds homotonous, expressing at the same time the full sense, and only the full sense of his original. The translator's ingenuity, indeed, in this case becomes...
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Select translations from the Greek minor poets, with notes, etc: to which ...

Richard Swainson Fisher - 1838 - 334 pages
...Greene. EPITAPH OF BION. IDYL III. (Mr. Cowper, in his preface to his version of Homer, says — / will venture to assert that a just translation of any ancient poet in rhyme is impossible. — Admitting an extension of this principle, I have foregone the shackles of metre, and given a prose...
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The poetical works of William Cowper, ed. by H.F. Cary

William Cowper - 1839
...who is in any degree praetically acquainted with those very different kinds of \ 1•!•sificatiou. I will venture to assert that a just translation of...equal to the task of closing every couplet with sounds homoto:•OH8, expressing at the same time the full sense, and only the full sense of his original....
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The Iliad of Homer

Homer - 1850 - 617 pages
...or who is in any degree practically acquainted with those very different kinds of versification. 1 will venture to assert that a just translation of...sounds homotonous, expressing at the same time the full sense, and only the full sense of his original. The translator's ingenuity, indeed, in this case becomes...
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