The gates of hell are open night and day; Smooth the descent, and easy is the way: But to return, and view the cheerful skies, In this the task and mighty labor lies. ~ John Dryden, translation of Virgil , Aeneid , vi, 126 ~
About Douglas as a translator there may be two opinions; about his Aeneid (Prologues and all) as an English book there can be only one. Here a great story is greatly told and set off with original embellishments which are all good – all either delightful or interesting – in their diverse ways.
Discite justitiam moniti et non temnere divos.
Be warned; learn ye to be just and not to slight the gods!