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- Hence his whole work is to be looked upon rather as an elegant paraphrase than a translation.Introduction (95% in)
- It is certain no literal translation can be just to an excellent original in a superior language: but it is a great mistake to imagine (as many have done) that a rash paraphrase can make amends for this general defect; which is no less in danger to lose the spirit of an ancient, by deviating into the modern manners of expression.Preface (65% in)
- They have something venerable, and as I may say, oracular, in that unadorned gravity and shortness with which they are delivered: a grace which would be utterly lost by endeavouring to give them what we call a more ingenious (that is, a more modern) turn in the paraphrase.Preface (73% in)
- Chapman has taken the advantage of an immeasurable length of verse, notwithstanding which, there is scarce any paraphrase more loose and rambling than his.Preface (82% in)
- I may observe that this Life has been paraphrased in English by my learned young friend Kenneth R. H. Mackenzie, and appended to my prose translation of the Odyssey.Footnotes (2% in)
There are no more uses of "paraphrase" in The Iliad by Homer - (translated by: Pope).
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