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Among the English poets , Cowley , Milton , and Pope , might be said “ to lisp in
numę bers ; ” and have given such early proofs , not only of powers of language ,
but of comprehension of things , as to more tardy minds seems scarcely credible .
At the same time were produced from the fame university , the two great Poets ,
Cowley and Milton , of diffimilar genius , of opposite principles ; but concurring in
the cultivation of Latin poetry , in which the English , till their works and May ' s ...
Their immediate successors , of whom any remembrance can be said to remain ,
were Suckling , Waller , Denham , Cowley , Cleveland , and Milton . Denham and
Waller sought another way to fame , by improving the harmony of our numbers .
Cowley seems to have had , what Milton is believed to have wanted , the skill to
rate his own performances by their just value , and has therefore closed his
Miscellanies with the verses upon Crashaw , which apparently excel all that have
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