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" Spenser's poetry is all fairy-land. In Ariosto, we walk upon the ground, in a company, gay, fantastic, and adventurous enough. In Spenser, we wander in another world, among ideal beings. The poet takes and lays us in the lap of a lovelier nature, by the... "
The Edinburgh Review: Or Critical Journal - Page 59
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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Lectures on the English Poets: Delivered at the Surrey Institution

William Hazlitt - English poetry - 1818 - 331 pages
...in another world, among ideal beings. The poet takes and lays us in the lap of a lovelier nature, by the sound of softer streams, among greener hills and...it, but as we expected to find it; and fulfils the delightful promise of our youth. He waves his wand of enchantment and at once embodies airy beings,...
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Lectures on the English Poets: Delivered at the Surrey Institution

William Hazlitt - English poetry - 1818 - 331 pages
...valleys. He paints nature, not as we find it, but as we expected to find it; and fulfils the delightful promise of our youth. He waves his wand of enchantment and at once embodies airy beings, arid throws a delicious veil over all actual objects. The two worlds of reality and of fiction are...
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The Monthly Review

Ralph Griffiths, George Edward Griffiths - 1820
...in another world, among ideal beings. The poet takes and lays us in the lap of a lovelier nature, by the sound of softer streams, among greener hills and...as we find it, but as we expected to find it; and fulfils-the delightful promise of our youth. He waves his wand of enchantment, and at once embodies...
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The North American Review, Volume 8

Jared Sparks, Edward Everett, James Russell Lowell, Henry Cabot Lodge - North American review and miscellaneous journal - 1819
...the lap of a lovelier nature, by the sound of softer streams, among greener hills and fairer vallies. He paints nature, not as we find it, but as we expected to find it, and fulfils the delightful promise of our youth.' And it is just so, the grass is of a fresher green, the fruit...
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Selections from the Edinburgh review: comprising the best articles in that ...

Maurice Cross - 1835
...in another world among ideal beings. The poet lakes and lays us in the lap of a lovelier 'nature, by the sound of softer streams, among greener hills,...deluding promise of our youth. He waves his wand of enchanlmenl, and at once embodies airy beings, and throws a delicious veil over all actual objects....
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The Christian Examiner and Religious Miscellany

Alvan Lamson, Ezra Stiles Gannett, George Putnam, George Edward Ellis - Theology - 1850
...ideal beings in another world. True it is, ' he takes and lays us in the lap of a lovelier nature, by the sound of softer streams, among greener hills,...it, but as we expected to find it, and fulfils the delightful promise of our youth.' " And it is just so. The grass is of a fresher green, the fruit hangs...
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Lectures on the English Comic Writers

William Hazlitt - English literature - 1845 - 222 pages
...in another world, among ideal beings. The poet takes and lays us in the lap of a lovelier nature, by the sound of softer streams, among greener hills and...it, but as we expected to find it ; and fulfils the delightful promise of our youth. He waves his wand of enchantment and at once embodies airy beings,...
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Poems and Prose Writing, Volume 2

Richard Henry Dana - Literary Criticism - 1850
...ideal beings in another world. True it is, " he takes and lays us in the lap of a lovelier nature, by the sound of softer streams, among greener hills,...it, but as we expected to find it, and fulfils the delightful promise of our youth." And it is just so. The grass is of a fresher green, the fruit hangs...
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The Christian Examiner

Theology - 1850
...ideal beings in another world. True it is, ' he takes and lays us in the lap of a lovelier nature, by the sound of softer streams, among greener hills,...it, but as we expected to find it, and fulfils the delightful promise of our youth.' " And it is just so. The grass is of a fresher green, the fruit hangs...
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