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... s treatise . By his mother ' s folicitation he was admitted into Westminster -
school , where he was foon distinguished . He was wont , says Sprat , to relate , "
That he had this defect in his u memory at that time , that his teachers . “ never
... by the prevalence of the parliament , ejected from Cambridge , and sheltered
himself at St . John ' s College in Oxford ; where , as is said by Wood , he
published a satire called " The PuĞ ritan " ritan and Papist , ” which was never
inferted CO ...
ritan and Papist , ” which was never inferted in any collection of his works ; and so
distinguished himself by the warmth of his loyalty , and the elegance of his
conversation , that he gained the kindness and confidence of those who attended
who had means enough of information , that , whatever he may talk of his own
inflammability , and the variety of characters by which his heart was divided , he
in reality was in love but once , and then never had resolution to tell his paslion .
It does not appear that his compliance gained him confidence enough to be
trusted without fecurity , for the bond of his bail was never cancelled ; not that it
made him think himself secure , for at that diffolution of government , which
followed the ...
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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