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" It is not improbable that some may object to me that a knave is an unworthy hero for an epic poem — that a hero ought to be all that is great and good. The objection is frivolous. The greatest work of this kind that the world has ever produced has  "
Microcosm - Page 140
by Gregory Griffin, George Canning - 1793
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The Gentleman's Magazine, Volume 58, Part 2

Great Britain - 1788
...lubjeA of the poem is 7ke Reformaik" uftbt Knavco' Hearts. It is not Impoiliblc tliat lome nny obji.61 to me, that a knave is an unworthy hero for an Epic poem ; that a htio ought t > be all tlut is great and good. The o' jt£Uon Critical Rmarts en tbe Microcofm and Trifler....
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The Microcosm: a periodical work

Gregory Griffin, John Smith, George Canning, Robert Percy Smith, John Hookham Frere - Literary Collections - 1788 - 455 pages
...the fubject of the poem is " The Reformation of tie faave of Hearts." It is not improbable, that fomc may object to me that a Knave is an unworthy Hero for an EpicPoem; that a Hero ought to be all that is great and good. The objeclion is frivolous. The greatefl...
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The microcosm [ed. by G. Canning and others]. [Another]

George Canning - 1793
...the. Knave of Hearts." It is not improbable, that fome ro«y 140 THE MICROCOSM-. No. it. may objecl to me that a Knave is an unworthy Hero for an Epic...this kind that the World has ever produced, has " The Dtvif for its Hero; and fupported as ray author is by fo great a precedent, 1 contend, that his Hero...
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The Microcosm: A Periodical Work, Volume 1

1809
...the subject of the poem is " The Reformation of the Knave of Hearts." It is not improbable, that some may object to me that a Knave is an unworthy hero...is great and good. The objection is frivolous The greatest work of this kind that the world ever produced, has " The DeoiT* for its hero ; and supported...
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The gleaner: a series of periodical essays, Volumes 1-4

English essays - 1811
...the subject of the poem is " The Reformation of the Knave of Hearts." It is not improbable, that some may object to me that a " knave" is an unworthy hero...is great and good. The objection is frivolous. The greatest work of this kind that the world has ever produced, has ** The Devil," for its hero ; and...
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Microcosm. General index

Lionel Thomas Berguer - English essays - 1823
...the subject of the poem is, ' The Reformation of the Knave of Hearts' It is not improbable, that some may object to me that a Knave is an unworthy hero...is great and good. The objection is frivolous. The greatest work of this kind that the world ever produced, has ' The Devil' for its hero ; and supported...
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The microcosm [ed. by G. Canning and others]. [Another]

George Canning - 1825
...the subject of the poem is " The Reformation of the Knave of Hearts." It is not improbable that some may object to me, that a Knave is an unworthy hero...is great and good. The objection is frivolous. The greatest work of this kind that the world ever produced, has " The Devil" for its hero ; and supported...
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The London encyclopaedia: or, Universal dictionary of science ..., Volume 12

Thomas Curtis - Encyclopedias and dictionaries - 1829
...the subject of the poem is, ' The Heformalion of the Knave of Hearts.' It is not improbable that some he master of the crown office, who is for this purpose...officer of the public. The objects of the king's own Canning. Microcosm. KNAL'TIA, in botany, a genus of the monogynia order, and tetrandria class of plants;...
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The London encyclopaedia, or, Universal dictionary of science, art ...

Thomas Curtis (of Grove house sch, Islington) - 1839
...Knare of Hearts.' It is not improbable that some may object to me, that a knave is an unworthy hero lor an epic poem ; that a hero ought to be all that is great and good. Canning. Microcosm. KNAUTIA, in botany, a genus of the raonogynia order, and tetrandria class of plants...
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Parodies and Other Burlesque Pieces

George Canning, John Hookham Frere, George Ellis - Burlesque - 1890 - 446 pages
...the subject of the poem is " The Reformation of the Knave of Hearts." It is not improbable that some may object to me that a knave is an unworthy hero...is great and good. The objection is frivolous. The greatest work of this kind that the world has ever produced has " the Devil " for its hero ; and supported...
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