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[46] On the other hand, in the Bucolics1 he introduces an allegory without any metaphor:
“Truth, I had heard
Your loved Menalcas by his songs had saved
All those fair acres, where the hills begin
To sink and droop their ridge with easy slope
Down to the waterside and that old beech
With splintered crest.

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1 Buc. IX. 7.

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