Imitation 3

[VER. 24. Old Bavius sits, to dip poetic souls,] Alluding to the story of Thetis dipping Achilles to render him impenetrable:
At pater Anchises penitus convalle virenti
Inclusas animas, superumque ad lumen ituras,
Lustrabat ------

--- Virg. AEn. vi.


At pater Anchises penitus conualle uirenti
inclusas animas superumque ad lumen ituras 680