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This expression from a secretary of the present time , would be considered as
merely ludicrous , or at most as an ostentatious display of scholarship ; but the
manners of that time were so tinged with superstition , that I cannot but suspect ...
Not finding , ” says the morose Wood , « that preferment conferred “ upon him
which he expected , while others " for their money carried away most places , “ he
retired discontented into Surrey . " “ He was now , ” says the courtly Sprat , "
He was buried with great pomp near Chaucer and Spenser ; and king Charles
pronounced , " That Mr . Cowley had not left a better “ man behind him in England
. ” He is represented by Dr . Sprat as the most amiable of mankind ; and this ...
The most heterogeneous ideas are yoked by violence together ; nature and art
are ransacked for illustrations , comparisons , and allusions ; their learning
instructs , and their subtilty surprises ; but the reader commonly thinks his
Five years ago ( says story ) I lov ' d you , For which you call me most inconstant
now ; Pardon me , madam , you mistake the man : For I am not the same that I
was then ; No flesh is now the same ' twas then in me , And that my mind is chang
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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