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In this preface he declares , that “ his desire had been for some days past , “ and
did still very vehemently continue , to “ retire himself to some of the the American “
plantations , and to forsake this world for ever . " From the obloquy which the ...
He then took upon himself the character of Physician , still , according to Sprat ,
with intention « to dissemble the main design of his “ coming over , ” and , as Mr .
Wood relates , “ complying with the men then in power , “ ( which was much taken
Those were the rea“ fons that moved him to follow the violent “ inclination of his
own mind , which , in “ the greatest throng of his former business , “ had still
called upon him , and represented “ to him the true delights of solitary studies , “
... are by Cowley with still more perplexity applied to Love : Five years ago ( says
story ) I lov ' Five 26 CO W L E Y .
The same thoughts to retain still , and intents Were more inconstant far ; for
accidents Must of all things most strangely inconstant prove , If from one subject
they t ' another move : My members then , the father members were From whence
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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