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" Surrey, we are surprised to find nothing of that metaphysical cast which marks the Italian poets, his supposed masters, especially Petrarch. Surrey's sentiments are for the most part natural and unaffected ; arising from his own feelings, and dictated... "
The Works of the English Poets, from Chaucer to Cowper: Including the Series ... - Page 321
by Samuel Johnson - 1810
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The History of English Poetry: From the Close of the Eleventh ..., Volume 3

Thomas Warton - English poetry - 1781
...exaggerated compliments, and his play upon oppofite fentiments, into a track of tendernefs, fimplicity, and nature. Petrarch would have been a better poet had he been a worle fcholar. Our author's mind was not too much overlaid by learning. The following is the poem abovementioned,...
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Essays, Moral and Literary, Volume 2

Vicesimus Knox - 1783
...exaggerated compliments, and his play upon oppofite fentiments, into a track of tenderneft, fimplicity, and nature. Petrarch would have been a better poet had he been a worfe fcholar. Yet, upon the whole, I fliould as foon think of preferring Surrey to Petrarch, as of...
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Annual Register, Volume 24

History - 1800
...exaggerated compliment?, and his play, upon oppofite fentiments, into a track of tendernefs, fimplicity, and nature. Petrarch would have been a better poet had he been a worfe fcholar. Our author's mind was not too much overlaid by learning. The following is the poem above...
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The Annual Register, Or, A View of the History, Politics, and Literature for ...

Edmund Burke - History - 1800
...exaggerated compliments, and his play upon oppofite fendments, into a track of tendernels, Omplicity, and nature. Petrarch would have been a better poet had he been a worfe fcholar. Our author's mind was not too much overlaid by learning. The following is the poem above...
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Essays, moral and literary, Volume 2

Vicesimus Knox - 1803
...his exaggerated compliments, and his play npon oppofite fentiments, into a track of teai•lernefs, Simplicity, and nature. Petrarch would have been a better poet had he been a worfe fcholar. Yet1, upon the whole, I mould as foon think of preferring Surrey to Petrarch, as of...
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The general biographical dictionary. Revised by A. Chalmers

New and general biographical dictionary - 1814
...cast which marks the Italian poets bin supposed masters, especially Petrarch. " Surrey's sentiment are for the most part natural and unaffected ; arising...learning." The translation of the two books of the Eueid is " executed with fidelity, without a prosaic servility ; the; diction • is often poetical,...
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The British Plutarch [by T. Mortimer].

Thomas Mortimer - 1816
...learned allusions, and elaborate conceits. If he copies Petrarch, it is Petrarch's best manner, where he descends from his Platonic abstractions, his refinements...into a track of tenderness, simplicity, and nature. For his justness of thought indeed, correctness of stile, and purity of expression, he may properly...
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The British Essayists: To which are Prefixed Prefaces, Biographical ...

James Ferguson (advocate.) - English essays - 1819
...cast which marks the Italian poets, his supposed wasters, especially Petrarch. Surrey's sentiment* are for the most part natural and unaffected, arising...have been a better poet had he been a worse scholar.. Yet, upon the whole, I should as soon think of preferring Surrey to Petrarch, as of preferring a Gothic...
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Essays, Moral and Literary, Volume 2

Vicesimus Knox - 1821
...surprised to find nothing of the metaphysical cast which marks the Italian poets, his supposed masters, especially Petrarch. Surrey's sentiments are for the...have been a better poet had he been a worse scholar. Yet, upon the whole, I should as soon think of preferring Surrey to Petrarch, as of preferring a Gothic...
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The British Essayists: Essays moral and literary

James Ferguson - English periodicals - 1823
...surprised to find nothing of the metaphysi cal cast which marks the Italian poets, his supposed masters, especially Petrarch. Surrey's sentiments are for the...have been a better poet had he been a worse scholar. Yet, upon the whole, I should as soon think of preferring Surrey to Petrarch, as of preferring a Gothic...
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