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Joseph Trapp (1679 – 1747) was an English clergyman, academic, poet and pamphleteer.
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- Arms and the man I sing who first from Troy
Came to the Italian and Lavinian shores,
Exiled by fate; much tossed on land and sea
By power divine and cruel Juno's rage;
Much too in war he suffered, till he reared
A city and to Latium brought his gods:
Whence sprung the Latin progeny, the kings
Of Alba, and the walls of towering Rome.
- The Æneis of Virgil (1718)
Quotes about Trapp
- His book may continue its existence as long as it is the clandestine refuge of schoolboys.
- Better than Virgil? Yes—perhaps—
But then, by Jove, 'tis Dr. Trapp's!
- "Epigram of a contemporary wit, on being told that a certain nobleman wrote verses which were better than Virgil", as reported and quoted in Blackwood's Magazine, Vol. CI (January 1867), p. 37.
- Encyclopedic article on Joseph Trapp at Wikipedia