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... conceals under the general appellation of a citizen ; and , what would probably
not have been less carefully suppressed , the omiffion of his name in the register
of St . Dunstan ' s parish , gives reason to suspect that his father was a sectary .
without any violation of his integrity , regain his liberty , or preserve his life by a
promise of neutrality : for the stipulation gives the enemy nothing which he had
not before ; the neutrality of a captive may be always secured by his
About the beginning of the seventeenth century appeared a race of writers that
may be termed the metaphysical poets ; of whom , in a criticism on the works of
Cowley , the last of the race , it is not improper to give some account .
... and such as , when they are expanded to perspicuity , and polished to
elegance , may give lustre to works which have more propriety , though less
copiousness of sentiment . This kind of writing , which was , I believe , borrowed
from Marino ...
In the following verses we have an allufion to a Rabbinical opinion concerning
Manna : Variety I ask not : give me one To live perpetually upon . The person
Love does to us fit , Like manna , has the taste of all in it . Thus Donne shews his
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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