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... display of scholarship ; but the manners of that time were so tinged with
superstition , that I cannot but suspect Cowley of having consulted on this great
occasion the Virgilian lots , and to have given some credit to the answer of his
He had been per“ plexed with a long compliance to foreign “ manners . He was
satiated with the arts of “ a court ; which fort of life , though his vir“ tue made it
innocent to him , yet nothing “ could make it quiet . Those were the rea“ fons that ...
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 ...
Levity of thought naturally produced familiarity of language , and the familiar part
of language continues long the same : the dialogue of comedy , when it is
transcribed from popular manners and real life , is read from age to age with
His endeavour was not to shew frecisely what Pindar Spoke , but bis manner of
speaking . He was therefore not at all restrained to his expresfions , nor much to
his sentiment : nothing was required of him , but not to write as Pindar would not ...
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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