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Whoever he was , he died before the birth of his son , and consequently left him
to the care of his mother ; whom Wood represents as struggling earnestly to
procure him a literary education , and who , as the lived to the age of eighty , B 2
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 ...
Yet are the trunks , which do to us derive Things , in proportion fit , by perspective
Deeds of good men ; for by their living here , Virtues , indeed remote , seem to be
near . Who would imagine it possible that in a very few lines so many remote ...
such as those of the Theban bard were to his contemporaries : Begin the song ,
and strike the living lyre : Lo how the years to come , a numerous and well - fitted
quire , All hand in hand do decently advance , And to my song with smooth and ...
Theocracy was yet visible , has an appearance so different from all other scenes
of human action , that the reader of the Sacred Volume habitually considers it as
a peculiar mode of existence of a distinct species of mankind , that lived and ...
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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