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This expression from a secretary of the present time , would be considered as
merely ludicrous , or at most as an ostentatious display of scholarship ; but the
manners of that time were so tinged with superstition , that I cannot but suspect ...
It appears , however , from the Theatrical Register of Downes the prompter , to
have been popularly considered as a satire on the royalists . That he might
shorten this tedious suspense , he published his pretensions and his discontent ,
in an ...
I must therefore recommend the perufal of his work , to which my narration can be
considered only as a sender supplement . COWLEY , like other poets who have
written with narrow views , and instead of tracing intellectual pleasure to its ...
If by a more noble and more adequate conception that be considered as Wit ,
which is at once natural and new , that which , though not obvious , is , upon its
first production , acknowledged to be just ; if it be that , which he that never found
... that the reader is commonly surprised into some improvement . But ,
considered as the verses of a lover , no man that has ever loved will much
commend them . They are neither courtly nor pathetick , have neither gallantry
nor nor fondness .
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