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This is a series of pastoral pieces (eclogues, Spenser calls them, by the classical name) twelve in number, artificially assigned one to each month in the year.
There are songs of delight in Nature; a multitude of love poems of all moods; many pastorals, in which, generally, the pastoral conventions sit lightly on the genuine poetical feeling; occasional patriotic outbursts; and some reflective and religious poems.
But it was not for such passionless calm that he preferred the scenes of [103] pastoral life; and the meditative poet, sheltering himself from the agitations of the outward world, is in reality only clearing the scene for the exhibition of great emotions, and what he values most is the almost elementary expression of elementary feelings.
If the truth must be told, I did not like his best things at first, but long remained chiefly attached to his rubbishing pastorals, which I was perpetually imitating, with a whole apparatus of swains and shepherdesses, purling brooks, enamelled meads, rolling years, and the like.
With all my pains I do not think I ever managed to bring any of my pastorals to a satisfactory close.
Thanks to his pastorals, I could long afterwards enjoy with the double sense requisite for full pleasure in them, such divinely excellent artificialities at Tasso's "Aminta" and Guarini's "Pastor Fido"; things which you will thoroughly like only after you are in the joke of thinking how people once seriously liked them as high examples of poetry.
Of course I read other things of Pope's besides his pastorals, even at the time I read these so much.
The McGowan Government has welcomed the Auditor General's report on pastoral lands, which highlights the failures of the former Liberal National Government to ensure sustainability in the rangelands.
Calpurnius Siculus: A Pastoral Poet in Neronian Rome
Pervo is the first-ever gathering of the Pastoral Epistles and Polycarp to the Philippians under a single cover and moves beyond traditional debates about Pauline authorship to address specific second-century themes, such as combining the traditional Roman Household Code with the emerging Church Order, the corrosive effects of greed, and the price worth paying for unity.
In contrast to the pastoral impulse in Hemingway--Nick attempts to escape from civilization into a beneficent nature--Brautigan's work recognizes that the pastoral is being devoured by the thriving consumer society of the 1960s.
El autor de este libro es profesor de Teologia pastoral en la Universidad Gregoriana y de Teologia pastoral de la salud en el Camilianum y en la Universidad Lateranense.