from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as genethliac, 1.
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Cf. especially Statius, _Silvae_, ii. 7, on which the author, in his preface to the book, says, 'Cludit volumen genethliacon Lucani, quod
I have seen a learned work about a century old, now entirely forgotten, in which it is maintained that Virgil's fourth Eclogue is simply a genethliacon of Augustus; the arguments, which are ingenious but futile, are drawn from the poem of
Unluckily, this year's Constitution, which was formed, and its genethliacon sung by the noble author while it was yet in embryo, or was but just come bloody from the womb, is the only one which in its very formation has been generally resisted by a very great and powerful party in many parts of the kingdom, and particularly in the capital.
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