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... that my account is erroneous . I had been told , that in the College of
Physicians there is some memorial of Dryden ' s funeral , but my intelligence was
not true ; the story therefore wants the credit which such a testimony would have
given it .
... 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 true to Love .
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
... Or each is both , and all , and so They unto one another nothing owe . DONNE
. Who but Donne would have thought that a good man is a telescope ? Tho ' God
be our true glass , thro ' which we All , since the being of all things is he , fee Yet ...
I HEY were not always strictly curious , whether the opinions from which they
drew their illustrations were true ; it was enough that they were popular . Bacon
remarks , that some falsehoods are continued by tradition , because they supply ...
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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