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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 ...
... though , during the suppression of the theatres , it was sometimes privately
acted with sufficient approbation . In 1643 , being now master of arts , he was by
the prevalence of the parliament , ejected from Cambridge , and sheltered
himself at ...
... him who praises beauty which he never saw , complains of jealousy which he
never felt : ; fupposes himself sometimes invited , and sometimes forsaken ;
fatigues his fancy , and ranlacks his memory , for images which may exhibit the
despair , and dresses his imaginary Chloris or Phyllis sometimes in flowers
fading as her beauty , and sometimes in gems lasting as her virtues . . At Paris ,
as secretary to lord Jermin , he was engaged in transacting things of real
... but the reader commonly thinks his improvement dearly bought , and though
he sometimes admires is seldom pleased . From this account of their
compositions it will be readily inferred , that they were not fuccessful in
representing or moving ...
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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