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... allotted to every Poet an Advertisement , like those which we find in the French
Miscellanies , containing a few dates and a general character ; but I have been
led beyond my intention , Inhope , by the honest desire of giving useful pleasure .
... his own mind , which , in “ the greatest throng of his former business , “ had still
called upon him , and represented “ to him the true delights of solitary studies , “
of temperate pleasure , and a moderate re" venue below the malice and flatteries
He did not long enjoy the pleasure or suffer the uneasiness of folitude : for he
died at the Porch - house * in Chertsey in 1667 , in the 49th year of his age . He
was buried with great pomp near Chaucer and Spenser ; and king Charles ...
COWLEY , like other poets who have written with narrow views , and instead of
tracing intellectual pleasure to its natural sources in the mind of man , paid their
court to temporary prejudices , has been at one time too much praised , and too ...
As they were wholly employed on something unexpected and surprizing , they
had no regard to that uniformity of sentiment which enables us to conceive and to
excite the pains and the pleasure of other minds : they never enquired what , on ...
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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