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" ... worst poem we ever saw imprinted in a quarto volume; and though it was scarcely to be expected, we confess, that Mr. Words'worth, with all his ambition, should so soon have attained to that distinction, the wonder may perhaps be diminished when we... "
The Edinburgh Review: Or Critical Journal - Page 349
by Sydney Smith, Lord Francis Jeffrey Jeffrey, Macvey Napier, William Empson, Sir George Cornewall Lewis, Henry Reeve, Arthur Ralph Douglas Elliot (Hon.), Harold Cox - 1815
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Contributions to the Edinburgh Review by Francis Jeffrey, Volume 2

Lord Francis Jeffrey Jeffrey - 1846
...the wonder may perhaps be diminished when we state, that it seems to us to consist of a happy union of all the faults, without any of the beauties, which...just such a work, in short, as some wicked enemy of fiat school might be supposed to have devised, on purpose to make it ridiculous ; and when we first...
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Contributions to the Edinburgh Review, Volume 2

Lord Francis Jeffrey Jeffrey - Literary Collections - 1846
...the wonder may perhaps be diminished when we state, that it seems to us to consist of a happy union of all the faults, without any of the beauties, which...just such a work, in short, as some wicked enemy of fiat school might be supposed to have devised, on purpose to make it ridiculous ; and when we first...
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The New Englander, Volume 9

Social sciences - 1851
...imprinted in a quarto volume," and closes the sentence by declaring that it consists " of a happy union of all the faults, without any of the beauties, which belong to his school of poetry." In 1819, " Peter Bell" was published. This, though in the author's most offensive style, was quite...
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New Englander and Yale Review, Volume 9

Edward Royall Tyler, William Lathrop Kingsley, George Park Fisher, Timothy Dwight - United States - 1851
...imprinted in a quarto volume," and closes the sentence by declaring that it consists " of a happy union of all the faults, without any of the beauties, which belong to his school of poetry." In 1819, " Peter Bell" was published. This, though in the author's most offensive style, was quite...
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English Literature of the Nineteenth Century ...

Charles Dexter Cleveland - English literature - 1851 - 746 pages
...may, perhaps, be diminished when we state that it seems to us to consist of a happy union of all tho faults, without any of the beauties, which belong to his school of poetry. my estimation, be by no means equals either Gray or Collins, for what has he written equal to the "...
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The Lives of the Poets-laureate: With an Introductory Essay on the Title and ...

Wiltshire Stanton Austin, John Ralph - Poets laureate - 1853 - 428 pages
...the wonder may perhaps be diminished when we state, that it seems to us to consist of a happy union of all the faults, without any of the beauties, which belong to his school of poetry." * We certainly cannot agree with the Reverend Biographer that "if Mr. Wordsworth had never written...
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The Lafayette Monthly, Volume 1

Universities and colleges - 1871
...distinction, the wonder may perhaps be diminished when we state that it seems to consist of a happy union of all the faults, without any of the beauties, which belong to his school of poetry." In 1829, in his review of Atherstone's "Fall of Nineveh," he said that the poets of his age were forgotten...
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English Parsing and Analysis Locke

Rivingtons - 1883
...the wonder may perhaps be diminished when we state that it seems to us to consist of a happy union of all the faults, without any of the beauties, which belong to his school of poetry. 100. Thus Freedom now so seldom wakes, The only throb she gives Is when some heart indignant breaks,...
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Selections from the Essays of Francis Jeffrey

Lord Francis Jeffrey Jeffrey - Books - 1894 - 213 pages
...diminished when we state that it seems to us to consist of a harjpy_-unioĢ-T!f alt~the--faultsj_witl1out any of the beauties, which belong to his school of...ridiculous ; and when we first took it up we could not help suspecting that some ill-natured critic had actually taken this harsh method of instructing Mr. Wordsworth,...
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selection from the essays of francis jeffrey

lewis e. gates - 1894
...the wonder may perhaps be diminished when we state that it seems to us to consist of a happy union of all the faults, without any of the beauties, which...just such a work, in short, as some wicked enemy of 10 that school might be supposed to have devised, on purpose to make it ridiculous ; and when we first...
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