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... in Latin several books on Plants , of which the first and second display the
qualities of Herbs , in elegiac verse ; the third and fourth the beauties of Flowers
in various measures ; and in the fifth and fixth , the uses of Trees in heroick
But this was a time of such general hope , that great numbers were inevitably
disappointed ; and Cowley found his reward very tediously delayed . He had
been promised by both Charles the first and second the Mastership of the Savoy ,
Their immediate successors , of whom any remembrance can be said to remain ,
were Suckling , Waller , Denham , Cowley , Cleveland , and Milton . Denham and
Waller sought another way to fame , by improving the harmony of our numbers .
... been recited of old ; but whence the different sounds arose , remained for a
modern to discover : Th ' ungovern ' d parts no correspondence knew , An artless
war from thwarting motions grew ; Till they to number and fixt rules were brought .
It is urged by Dr . Sprat , that the irregularity of numbers is the very thing which
makes that kind of poesy fit for all manner of subjects . But he should have
remembered , that what is fit for every thing can fit nothing well . The great
pleasure of ...
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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