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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 ...
While he was yet at school he produced a comedy called “ Love ' s Riddle , ”
though it was not published till he had been some time at Cambridge . This
comedy is of the pastoral kind , which requires no acquaintance with the living
world , and ...
Two years after his settlement at Cambridge he published “ Love ' s Riddle , ” with
a poetical dedication to Sir Kenelm Digby ; of whose acquaintance all his
contemporaries seem to have been ambitious ; and “ Naufragium Joculare ; ” a ...
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 ...
Some of his letters to Mr . Bennet , afterwards earl of Arlington , from April to
December in 1650 , are · preserved in “ Miscellanea Aulica , ” a collection of
papers published by Brown . These letters being written like those of other men
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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