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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 .
If by a more noble and more adequate conception that be considered as Wit ,
which is at once natural and new , that which , though not obvious , is , upon its
first production , acknowledged to be just ; if it be that , which he that never found
... that comprehension and expanse of thought which at once fills the whole mind
, and of which the first effect is sudden astonishment , and the second rational
admiration . Sublimity is produced by aggregation , and littleness by dispersion .
And row her galley here again ! Fool , to that body to return Where it condemn ' d
and destin ' d is to burn ! Once dead , how can it be , Death should a thing so
pleasant seem to thee , That thou Mouldst come to live it o ' er again in me ?
Wo to her stubborn heart , if once mine come Into the self - fame room , ' Twill tear
and blow up all within , Like a grenado shot into a magazin . Then shall love keep
the ashes , and torn part , Of both our broken hearts : Shall out of both one ...
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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