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Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.


Mr. Fitzgerald took up the proof-sheet and read one of the pastorals.

The works of Virgil: containing his pastorals, georgics, and neis.

Of late, since you have listened to the pastorals of that meek Corydon!

A cumber-world, yet in the world am left;' Drayton, Pastorals, Ecl.

But this passion does all, not only in pastorals, but in modern tragedies too.

Here we learn that Dennis thought meanly of Pope's Pastorals.

Boucher painted her handsome being as a shepherdess in one of his pastorals.

And then Agricola's pastorals, and the timid literary confidences of Magdalen!

His Pastorals may be "chic'd," but there they are, done—unrivalled, supreme.

All his other pictures, even the greatest of his Pastorals, have the air of being imagined.