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In this minute kind of History , the succession of facts is not easily discovered ;
and I am not without suspicion that I have placed some of Dryden ' s works in
wrong years . I have followed Langbaine , as the best authori . ty for his plays ;
and if I ...
This comedy is of the pastoral kind , which requires no acquaintance with the
living world , and therefore the time at which it was composed adds little to the
won , ders of Cowley ' s minority . In 1636 , he was removed to Cambridge ,
where he ...
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 ...
This kind of writing , which was , I believe , borrowed from Marino and his
followers , had been recommended by the example of Donne , a man of very
extensive and various knowledge , and by Jonson , whose manner resembled
that of ...
... ignorance are content to stile the Learned . great distance from our present
habitudes of thought . Real. These little pieces will be found more finished in their
kind than any other of Cowley ' s works . The diction shews nothing of the mould
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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