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Samuel Johnson. NTPL RESEARCH LIBRARIES 3 3433 06727721 4 . . - - ; THE
LIVES OF THE ENGLISH. Front Cover.
Samuel Johnson . . - - ; THE LIVES OF THE ENGLISH POETS : AND A
Samuel Johnson. THE LIVES OF THE ENGLISH POETS : AND A CRITICISM ON
THEIR WORKS . BY SAMUEL JOHNSON . . LONDON : PRINTED FOR R .
DODSLEY , PALL - MALL , MDCCXCV . " HE NEW YORK CLIC LIBRARY ; OR .
A D V ER TIS É MEN T . THE Booksellers having determined to publish a Body of
English Poetry , I was persuaded to promise them a Preface to the Works of each
Author ; an undertaking , as it was then presented to my mind , not very tedious ...
THE life of Cowley , notwithstanding the penury of English biography , has been
written by Dr . Sprat , an author whose pregnancy of imagination and elegance of
language have deservedly set him high in the ranks of literature ; but his zeal of ...
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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