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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 .
A D V ER TIS É MEN T . THE Booksellers having determined to publish a Body of
English Poetry , I was persuaded to promise them a Preface to the Works of each
Author ; an undertaking , as it was then presented to my mind , not very tedious ...
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 ...
Botany as necessary to a physician , he retired into Kent to gather plants , and as
the predominance of a favourite study affects all subordinate operations of the
intellect , Botany in the mind of Cowley turned into poetry . He composed in Latin
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