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... he that attains it , even when he can impute no part of his failure to himself ;
and when the end is to please the multitude , no man perhaps has a right , in
things admitting of gradation and comparison , to throw the whole blame 14 c Ö
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of gradation and comparison , to throw the whole blame upon his judges , and
totally to exclude diffidence and shame by a haughty confciousness of his own
excellence . For the rejection of this play , it is difficult now to find the reason : it ...
The metaphysical poets were men of learning , and to itew their learning , was
their whole endeavour ; but , unluckily resolving to Thew it in rhyme , instead of
writing poetry , they only wrote verses , and very often such verses as stood the
... 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 .
... s fantastic face , Thro ' all the turns of matter ' s maze did trace ; Great Nature ' s
well - set clock in pieces took ; On all the springs and smallest wheels did look Of
life and motion ; and with equal art Made up again the whole of every part .
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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