De arte metrica

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Title

De arte metrica

Creator

Bede

Date

700-02

Source

Bede, Libri II de arte metrica et de schematibus et tropis: The Art of Poetry and Rhetoric, ed. and trans. Calvin B. Kendall, Bibliotheca Germanica, Series Nova 2 (Saarbrucken: AQ-Verlag, 1991), 104

Identifier

Beda.Art.metr.

Language

Latin

Subject

CPL 1565

Description

Bede

Publisher

BWH

Contributor

BWH

Relation

References Biblical Judith

Format

prose & verse

Type

treatise

Coverage

XI

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Text

XI. Aliquando uersum nominibus tantum perficere gratum est, ut Fortunatus:
Lilia, narcissus, uiole, rosa, nardus, amomum,
Oblectant animos gramina nulla meos.
Quod idem et in propriis fecit nominibus:
Sara, Rebecca, Rachel, Hester, Iudith, Anna, Noemi,
Quamuis precipue culmen ad astra leuent.
Sometimes it is pleasing to compose a line with nouns alone, as Fortunatus did:
Lily, narcissus, violets, rose, nard, cardamom,
No such buds please my mind.
The same poet also did this with proper nouns:
Sarah, Rebecca, Rachael, Esther, Judith, Anna, Naomi,
Although they especially raise their eminence to the stars.

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Citation

Bede, “De arte metrica,” Book of Judith, accessed October 17, 2017, http://bookofjudith.lib.uconn.edu/items/show/20.