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His father was a grocer , whose condition Dr . Sprat 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 ...
What this signifies , or “ may come to in time , God knows ; if it “ be ominous , it
can end in nothing less " than hanging . Another misfortune has « . been , and
stranger than all the rest , that you VOL . I . “ have broke your word with me , and ...
... of expression , but useful to those who know their value ; 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 .
... those , who think less , but are more diligent to adorn their thoughts . D 2 That
That a mistress beloved is fairer in idea than in CO W L E Y . 35.
The connection is supplied with great perspicuity , and the thoughts , which to a
reader of less skill seem thrown together by chance , are concatenated without
any abruption . Though the English ode cannot be called a translation , it may be
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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