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He continued , says his biographer , un“ der these bonds till the general
deliverance ; " it is therefore to be supposed , that he did not go to France , and
act again for the King without the consent of his bondsinen ; that he did not thew
his loyalty ...
If the father of criticism has rightly denominated poetry tóxvu perges ux ' , an
imitative art , these writers will , without great wrong , lose their right to the name
of poets ; for they C 2 cannot be said to have imitated any thing ; they. cannot
Denham and Waller sought another way to fame , by improving the harmony of
our numbers . Milton tried the metaphysic stile only in his lines upon Hobson the
Carrier . Cowley adopted it , and. upon These little pieces will be found more ...
That cannot say , my thanks I have forgot , Nor trust I this with hopes ; and yet
scarce true This bravery is , since these times shew ' d me you . DONNE . Yet
more abstruse and profound is Donne ' s reflection upon Man as a Microcosm : If
... and intents Were more inconstant far ; for accidents Must of all things most
strangely inconstant prove , If from one subject they t ' another move : My
members then , the father members were From whence these take their birth ,
which now ...
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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