About the Text

The text is drawn from an electronic text currently to be found at gopher://gopher.vt.edu:10010/02/128/1. Though housed at the Virginia Tech gopher, this document, or the person who did the electronic version, is not identified. However, it appears to be a copy of the 1717 edition of the Metamorphoses. The University of Vermont owns several editions of this work, the oldest being:

Title: Ovid's Metamorphoses, in fifteen books.
Published: London, printed for Jacob Tonson at Shakespear's Head, 1717.
Description: <3>,xx,<4>,548 p., 17 leaves of plates. : 16 ill., port. ; 46 cm.
Notes: Portrait of the Princess of Wales laid in before dedication.
Dedication signed: S. Garth.
Translated by Dryden, Addison, Eusden, Mainwaring, Croxall, Tate, Gay, Pope, Congreve, Rowe, Garth and others.
Garth, Samuel, Sir.

Until such time as a more reliable electronic edition is available, this will serve to introduce and familiarise the reader with the poem that accompanies the images. (Hope Greenberg, 5/22/95).