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Samuel Johnson. THE LIVES OF THE ENGLISH POETS : AND A CRITICISM ON
THEIR WORKS . BY SAMUEL JOHNSON . . LONDON : PRINTED FOR R .
DODSLEY , PALL - MALL , MDCCXCV . " HE NEW YORK CLIC LIBRARY ; OR .
Among the English poets , Cowley , Milton , and Pope , might be said “ to lisp in
numę bers ; ” and have given such early proofs , not only of powers of language ,
but of comprehension of things , as to more tardy minds seems scarcely credible .
In the year 1647 , his " Mistress ” was published ; for he imagined , as he
declared in his preface to a subsequent edition , that " poets is are scarce thought
freemen of their compa“ ny without paying some duties , or oblig" ing themselves
to be ...
At the same time were produced from the fame university , the two great Poets ,
Cowley and Milton , of diffimilar genius , of opposite principles ; but concurring in
the cultivation of Latin poetry , in which the English , till their works and May ' s ...
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 ...
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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