An Essay on Virgils Celebrated Gates of Sleep. Containing besides a very particular Enquiry into this Intricate subject, as well as into Homers similar Gates, a solution of Virgils Falso damnati crimine mortis; and at the close of it a true key to the Aeneis.
London: Printed for J. Robinson at the Golden-Lyon in Ludgate-street, MDCCXLIII . Small 4to, , 105, pp. A-N4, O2. Marbled wrappers, red speckled text block, slight rubbing to wrappers and joints. First edition. An early work by the English minister Theodore Delafaye (c.1703-1772), later the rector of the United Parishes of St. Mildreds and All-Saints, in the City of Canterbury. An examination of false visions inspired by Book 6 of Virgils Aeneid and his description of the two gates through which true and false dreams pass: Two gates the silent house of Sleep adorn; / Of polish'd ivory this, that of transparent horn: / True visions thro' transparent horn arise; / Thro' polish'd ivory pass deluding lies. ESTC T4346.
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