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I must therefore recommend the perufal of his work , to which my narration can be
considered only as a sender supplement . COWLEY , like other poets who have
written with narrow views , and instead of tracing intellectual pleasure to its ...
When heaven shall be adorn ' d by thee , ( Which then more heav ' n than ' tis ,
will be ) ' Tis thou must write the poefy there , For it wanteth one as yet , Tho ' the
sun pass through ' t twice a year , The sun , which is esteem ' d the god of Wit .
The same thoughts to retain still , and intents Were more inconstant far ; for
accidents Must of all things most strangely inconstant prove , If from one subject
they t ' another move : My members then , the father members were From whence
Gently , ah gently , madam , touch The wound , which you yourself have made ;
That pain must needs be very much , Which makes me of your hand afraid .
Cordials of pity give me now , For I too weak for purgings grow . Cowley . The
That a mistress beloved is fairer in idea than in reality , is by Cowley thus
expressed : Thou in my fancy dost much higher stand , Than women can be plac '
d by Nature ' s hand ; And I must needs , I ' m sure , a loser be , To change thee ,
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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