Excerpt from The First Book of Ovid's Metamorphoses: With a Literal Interlinear Translation, and Illustrative Notes Ovid's Metamorphoses are put into the hands of children just loosed from their leading-strings, as a mere amusement of the passing hour. Thi8\ series of stories is deserving of a higher rank in literature, than that which is assigned to the familiar illustration of a particular moral, by means of sensible or natural objects and is well worthy the attention of every student desirous to be ao quainted with the origin of ancient superstitions. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.