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every Muse that he courted ; and that he has rivalled the Ancients in every kind of
poetry but tragedy . It may be affirmed , without any encomialtick fervour , that he
brought to his poetick labours a mind replete with learning , and that his pages ...
... that he had digested his thoughts on this subject into one of those wild dramas
which were anciently called Myfteries ; and Philips had seen what he terms part
of a tragedy , beginning with the first ten lines of Satan ' s address to the Sun .
Whence he drew the original design has been variously conjectured , by men
who cannot bear to think themselves ignorant of that which , at last , neither
diligence nor fagacity can discover , Some find the hint in an Italian tragedy ; Vol .
... inserted in its proper place . The same year were printed Paradise Regained ,
and Sampson Agonistes , a tragedy written in imitation of the ancients , and never
designed designed by the author for the stage . These poems 188 M I L T ở N .
It could only be by long prejudice , and the bigotry of learning , that Milton could
prefer the ancient tragedies , with their ... In this tragedy are however many
particular beauties , many just sentiments and striking lines ; but it wants that
power of ...
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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