Note 031
From Chapter 30 of the Decline & Fall

Ingentem meminit parvo qui germine quercum
Æquaevumque videt consenuisse nemus.
A neighbouring wood born with himself he sees,
And loves his old contemporary trees.

In this passage Cowley is perhaps superior to his original; and the English poet, who was a good botanist, has concealed the oaks under a more general expression.

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