Webster 1913 Edition
pastoralis: cf. F.
Of or pertaining to shepherds; hence, relating to rural life and scenes;
Relating to the care of souls, or to the pastor of a church;
A poem describing the life and manners of shepherds; a poem in which the speakers assume the character of shepherds; an idyl; a bucolic.
pastoralis a poem in which any action or passion is represented by its effects on a country life.
A cantata relating to rural life; a composition for instruments characterized by simplicity and sweetness; a lyrical composition the subject of which is taken from rural life.
Moore (Encyc. of Music).
A letter of a pastor to his charge; specifically, a letter addressed by a bishop to his diocese; also
(Prot. Epis. Ch.), a letter of the House of Bishops, to be read in each parish.
Webster 1828 Edition
1.Descriptive of the life of shepherds; as a pastoral poem.
2.Relating to the care of souls, or to the pastor of a church; as pastoral care or duties; a pastoral letter.
Piety is the life and soul of pastoral fidelity.
A pastoral is a poem in which any action or passion is represented by its effects on a country life.