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A D V ER TIS É MEN T . THE Booksellers having determined to publish a Body of
English Poetry , I was persuaded to promise them a Preface to the Works of each
Author ; an undertaking , as it was then presented to my mind , not very tedious ...
The true Genius is a mind of large general powers , accidentally determined to
some particular direction . The great painter of the present age had the first
fondness for his art excited by the perusal of Richardson ' s treatise . By his
mother ' s ...
tenseness ; for he is said to have written , while he was yet a young student , the
greater part of his Davideis ; a work of which the materials could not have been
collected without the study of many years , but by a mind of the greatest vigour
... ( which was much taken notice of by the “ royal party ) he obtained an order to
be creat“ ed Doctor of Physick , which being done “ to his mind ( whereby he
gained the ill“ will of some of his friends ) , he went into “ France again , having
made a ...
Botany as necessary to a physician , he retired into Kent to gather plants , and as
the predominance of a favourite study affects all subordinate operations of the
intellect , Botany in the mind of Cowley turned into poetry . He composed in Latin
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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