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  • n  a short poem descriptive of rural or pastoral life

  • This modern eclogue described a chance meeting of four paper-thin characters in a Third Avenue bar; its moral was ex-radical Auden's glowing belief that worldly goods must be .
  • The Kentuckian (Hecht-Lancaster; United Artists) strikes a note, pitched somewhere between a 59 moose call and a classic eclogue, that might suitably be called "Hollywood.
  • Asked to compose an eclogue to be recited by the Queen's daughters at her birthday party, Tupper sent the lines by return mail.

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