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" That Mr. Cowley had not left a better man behind him in England. "
Biographia dramatica: or, a companion to the playhouse : containing ... - Page 150
1812
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Cyclopaedia of English literature: a selection of the choicest ..., Volume 1

Robert Carruthers - English literature - 1847
...Sprat, ' was pleased to bestow on him the best epitaph, when, upon the news of his death, his majesty / oD Cowley's poetical works are divided into four partsó '"Miscellanies,' the ' Mistress or Love Verses,'...
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The Works of the British Poets, Selected and Chronologically Arranged ...

English poetry - 1852
...Westminster-abbey, near the remains of Chaucer and Spenser. King Charles II. pronounced his eulogy, by declaring, " eener lightnings quicken in her eyes. At the time of his death, Cowley certainly ranked as tho first poet in England ; for Milton lay under...
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Notes & Queries, Volume 5

William White - Questions and answers - 1852
...when Charles II., " who never said a foolish, thing," declared, on being informed of the poet's death, that " Mr. Cowley had not left a better man behind him in England," the merry monarch may have intended exactly what he said, and no more. With these rambling remarks...
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Biographical Sketches of Eminent British Poets: Chronologically Arranged ...

English poetry - 1857 - 508 pages
...abilities as a writer. Kin^ Charles II., who had basely deserted him, pronounced his eulogy by declaring, that " Mr. Cowley had not left a better man behind him in England." " At the time of his death," says Dr. Aikin in his sketch of his life, "Cowley certainly ranked as...
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The literature of society, by Grace Wharton

Katherine Thomson - 1862
...Westminster Abbey, near Chaucer and Spenser. Charles the Second, who knew him well, said at his death, that ' Mr. Cowley had not left a better man behind him in England.' From the Stuarts, certainly, he eminently deserved that tribute. Milton is said to have declared that...
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The Works of Alexander Pope: Poetry

Alexander Pope, John Wilson Croker, Whitwell Elwin, William John Courthope - 1871
...and as good a man." * The king was pleased to add his testimony, worthless if it had stood aloue, and declared " that Mr. Cowley had not left a better man behind him in England."4 " In Windsor Forest," says Bowles, " there is description, incident, and history." A few...
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Chaucer to Burns

Rossiter Johnson - English poetry - 1876
...Abbey, near the remains of Chaucer and Spenser. King Charles II. pronounced his eulogy, by declaring any At the time of his death, Cowley certainly ranked as the first poet in England ; for Milton lay under...
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Chamber's Cyclopaedia of English Literature: A History, Critical and ...

Robert Chambers, Robert Carruthers - Authors, English - 1876
...Sprat, ' was pleased to bestow on him the best epitaph, when, upon the news of his death, his majesty ssure myself From the will of the poet, it appears that he made his brother his sole heir and executor, and left...
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Seventeenth-century Studies: A Contribution to the History of English Poetry

Edmund Gosse - English literature - 1883 - 305 pages
...not having quite completed his forty-eighth year. With his death his glory flourished. King Charles declared that Mr. Cowley had not left a better man behind him. On August 3 he was laid in Westminster Abbey, beside the ashes of Chaucer and Spenser. The Earl of...
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Some verdicts of history reviewed

William Stebbing - Great Britain - 1887 - 416 pages
...the river shed, When the sad pomp along its banks was led." King Charles passed on him the eulogium that " Mr. Cowley had not left a better man behind him in England." His fume and authority had bloomed and ripened early. He had teen passed over in the distribution of...
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