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Those writers who lay on the watch for novelty could have little hope of greatness
; for great things cannot have escaped former observation . Their attempts were
always analytick ; they broke every image into fragments ; and could no more ...
Cowley ' s critical abilities have not been sufficiently observed : the few decisions
and remarks which his prefaces and his notes on the Davideis supply , were at
that time accessions to English literature , and Thew such skill as raises our wish
... Lofty as that , and smooth as this . In the NemeŠan Ode the reader must , in
mere justice to Pindar , observe that whatever is said of the original new moon ,
ber tender CO W L E Y .
... long , “ and , as it were , vast ; it is to paint in the “ number the nature of the
thing which it “ describes , which I would have observed in “ divers other places of
this poem , that else “ will pass for very careless verses : as before , And over -
This the Greeks were not so ac“ curate as to bind themselves to ; neither “ have
our English poets observed it , for aught “ I can find . The Latins ( qui mufas volunt
“ feveriores ) sometimes did it , and their prince , “ Virgil , always : in whom 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