The opening lines of the fifth eclogue may serve as an example.
This is the Gallus in honour of whom Virgil composed his tenth eclogue.
All the advantages that any species of poetry can derive from the novelty of the subject and scenery, this eclogue possesses.
A translation of the first eclogue of Virgil had even preceded this.
The "eclogue" was not attributed to Byron, and met with greater contempt than it deserved.
Passing to the 'September' we find an eclogue of the 'wise shepherd' type.
This will not seem surprising, when we reflect, that the eclogue was taken from a Sibylline prophecy on the same subject.
The eclogue had passed out of its infancy in the work of Theocritus.'
The July eclogue again leads us into the realm of ecclesiastical politics.
In such primitive pleasures the shepherds of the Virgilian eclogue indulged.