It had been too long since he recited them; five summers had passed since he was freed from the underground.
Of course an entire epic could not be recited on a single occasion; nor can we suppose that it would be thought out from beginning to end before any part of it was presented to an audience.
Rosarium), a popular devotion of the Roman Catholic Church, consisting of 15 Paternosters and Glorias and i 50 A y es, recited on beads.
At Moffat he met John Home, the author of Douglas, for whom he recited some Gaelic verses from memory.
The only speech that has survived is the Panegyric on Trajan, first delivered by Pliny in the emperor's presence, next recited to the orator's friends for the space of three days, and ultimately published in an expanded form (Epp. iii.