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In this minute kind of History , the succession of facts is not easily discovered ;
and I am not without suspicion that I have placed some of Dryden ' s works in
wrong years . I have followed Langbaine , as the best authori . ty for his plays ;
and if I ...
Such are the accidents , which , sometimes remembered , and perhaps
sometimes forgotten , produce that particular designation of mind , and
propensity for some certain science or employment , which is commonly called
Genius . The true ...
In the year 1647 , his " Mistress ” was published ; for he imagined , as he
declared in his preface to a subsequent edition , that " poets is are scarce thought
freemen of their compa“ ny without paying some duties , or oblig" ing themselves
to be ...
Some of his letters to Mr . Bennet , afterwards earl of Arlington , from April to
December in 1650 , are · preserved in “ Miscellanea Aulica , ” a collection of
papers published by Brown . These letters being written like those of other men
Some years afterwards , “ business , " says Sprat , “ passed of course into other
hands ; " and Cowley being no longer useful at Paris , was in 1636 sent back into
England , that “ un“ der pretence of privacy and retirement , he “ might take ...
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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