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... him who praises beauty which he never saw , complains of jealousy which he
never felt : ; fupposes himself sometimes invited , and sometimes forsaken ;
fatigues his fancy , and ranlacks his memory , for images which may exhibit the
But Wit , abstracted from its effects upon the hearer , may be more rigorously and
philosophically considered as a kind of discordia . concors ; a combination of
diffimilar images , - or or discovery of occult resemblances in things apparently ...
Their attempts were always analytick ; they broke every image into fragments ;
and could no more represent , by their flender conceits and laboured
particularities , the prospect of nature , or the scenes of life , than he , who diffects
a sun ...
IN forming descriptions they looked out not for images , but for conceits . Night
has been a common subject , which poets have contended to adorn . Dryden ' s
Night is well known ; Donne ' s is as follows : Thoł seest me here at midnight ,
The Chronicle is a composition unrivalled and alone : such gaiety of fancy , such
facility of expression , such varied fimilitude , such a succession of images , and
such a dance of words , it is vain to expect except from Cowley . His strength ...
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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