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But of the learned puerilities of Cowley there is no doubt , since a volume of his
poems was not only written but printed in his thirteenth year ; containing , with
other poetical compositions , “ The tragi“ cal History of Pyramus and Thisbe , "
tenseness ; for he is said to have written , while he was yet a young student , the
greater part of his Davideis ; a work of which the materials could not have been
collected without the study of many years , but by a mind of the greatest vigour
Such are the remarks and memorials which I have been able to add to the
narrative of Dr . Sprat ; who , writing when the feuds of the civil war were yet
recent , and the minds of either party easily irritated , was obliged to pass over
COWLEY , like other poets who have written with narrow views , and instead of
tracing intellectual pleasure to its natural sources in the mind of man , paid their
court to temporary prejudices , has been at one time too much praised , and too ...
This kind of writing , which was , I believe , borrowed from Marino and his
followers , had been recommended by the example of Donne , a man of very
extensive and various knowledge , and by Jonson , whose manner resembled
that 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