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... of whose acquaintance all his contemporaries seem to have been ambitious ;
and “ Naufragium Joculare ; ” a comedy ... it seems to be now universally
neglected , At the beginning of the civil war , as the Prince passed through
Cambridge in ...
... confinement , from which he was not dismissed without the security of a
thousand pounds given by Dr . Scarborow . This year he published his poems ,
with a preface , in which he seems to have inserted fomething , suppressed in
... hold to be fuperior to both , the advantage seems to lie on the side of Cowley .
Milton is generally content to express the thoughts of the ancients in their
language ; Cowley , without much loss of purity or elegance , accommodates the
Cowley certainly retired ; first to Barnelms , and afterwards to Chertley , in Surrey .
He seems , however , to have lost part of his dread of the hum of men . He
thought himself now safe enough from intrusion , without the defence of
Yet are the trunks , which do to us derive Things , in proportion fit , by perspective
Deeds of good men ; for by their living here , Virtues , indeed remote , seem to be
near . Who would imagine it possible that in a very few lines so many remote ...
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The Lives of the English Poets: And a Criticsm of Their works stands out as one of the earliest types of antogies. it is highyly probable that this book became a model for us, anthology writers, to produce a certain kind of anthologies including biography and works of certain authors. therefore, this book is very important in terms of its pioneer position in these kinds of analytical books