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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 ...
The neglect of the court was not his only mortification ; having by such alteration ,
as he thought proper , fitted his old Comedy of the Guardian for the stage , he
produced it to the public under the title of the “ Cutter of “ Coleman - street . ” It
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
If Wit be well described by Pope , as being " that which has been often thought , “
but was never before so well expressed , " they certainly never attained , nor ever
fought it ; for they endeavoured to be singular in their thoughts , and were ...
... that comprehension and expanse of thought which at once fills the whole mind
, and of which the first effect is sudden astonishment , and the second rational
admiration . Sublimity is produced by aggregation , and littleness by dispersion .
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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