John Dryden Quote
There is an inimitable grace in Virgil's words, and in them principally consists that beauty which gives so inexpressible a pleasure to him who best understands their force. This diction of his, I must once again say, is never to be copied; and since it cannot, he will appear but lame in the best translation.
The First Part of Miscellany Poems Containing Variety of Newtrans Lotions of the Ancient Poets (ed. 1716)