Friday, January 07, 2011

Orwell's Rose

Michael Gilleland at Laudator Temporis Acti picks up a favorite of mine--George Orwell on "the Woolworth Rose."  My memory was stimulated by Michael's anthology re "Taking the Long View."  I especially like:

Vergil, Eclogues 9.50 (tr. H. Rushton Fairclough):

Graft thy pears, Daphnis; thy children's children shall gather fruits of thine.

insere, Daphni, piros; carpent tua poma nepotes.

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