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... elaborate purgation of his character from crimes which he was never within the
possibility of committing , differs only by the infrequency of his folly from him who
praises beauty which he never saw , complains of jealousy which he never felt : ...
Nor would he have had , ' tis thought , a rebuke , Unless he had done fome
notable folly ; Writ verses unjustly in praise of Sam Tuke , Or printed his pitiful
Melancholy . His vehement desire of retirement now came again upon him . “ Not
... near Chaucer and Spenser ; and king Charles pronounced , " That Mr . Cowley
had not left a better “ man behind him in England . ” He is represented by Dr .
Sprat as the most amiable of mankind ; and this posthumous praise may be
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 ...
... And from their jewels torches do take fire , And all is warmth , and light , and
good deDONNE . fire . I HEY were in very little care to clothe their notions with
elegance of dress , and therefore miss the notice and the praise which are often ...
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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