Ovid's Metamorphosis Englished, Mythologized and Represented in Figures
By: Ovid; Sandys, George
1632. In this translation, it was attempted to collect out of sundry authors the philosophical sense of these fables of Ovid, if they may be called his, when most of them are more antient than any extant author, or perhaps them letters themselves; before which, as they expressed their conceptions in hieroglyphics, so did they their philosophy and dimity under fables and parables, a way not untrod by the sacred penmen, as by the prudent lawgivers in their reducing of the Old World to civility, leaving behind a deeper impression than can be made by the precepts of philosophy. Due to the age and scarcity of the original we reproduced, some pages may be spotty, faded or difficult to read. Written in Old English.