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He had been promised by both Charles the first and second the Mastership of the
Savoy , but “ he lost it , ” fays Wood , " by certain persons , enemies to " ' the
Muses . " · The neglect of the court was not his only mortification ; having by such
Cowley certainly retired ; first to Barnelms , and afterwards to Chertley , in Surrey .
He seems , however , to have lost part of his dread of the hum of men . He
thought himself now safe enough from intrusion , without the defence of
His retreat was at first but flenderly accommodated ; yet he soon obtained , by the
interest of the earl of St . Albans and the duke of Buckingham , such a leale of the
Queen ' s lands as afforded him an ample income . By the lover of virtue and of ...
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
... their reach than the pathetick ; for they never attempted that comprehension
and expanse of thought which at once fills the whole mind , and of which the first
effect is sudden astonishment , and the second rational admiration . Sublimity is ...
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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