Cursory Remarks on Some of the Ancient English Poets: Particularly Milton

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Priv. print., 1789 - English poetry - 146 pages

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Page 51 - O could I flow like thee, and make thy ftream My great example, as it is my theme! Though deep, yet clear; though gentle, yet not dull; Strong, without rage; without o'erflowing, full. Heav'n her
Page 134 - and retrieves learning ? But of Milton, from the chearful ways of men Cut off, and for the book of knowledge fair Prefented with an univerfal blank Of nature's works, to
Page 8 - to Abelard , Love, free as air, at fight of human ties, Spreads his light wings, and in a moment flies— is taken from Chaucer's Frankeleines Tale, Love wol not be
Page 120 - imitate, in my verfes, the turns of Mr. " Waller and Sir John Denham; of which " he repeated to me many. This hint, thus
Page 47 - may chide her full, and oft reprove Affection's power; but what is that to me, Who ever think, and never think on ought But that bright cherubim, which thralls my thought
Page 128 - Learn then what morals critics ought to fhow; For 'tis but half a judge's tafk to know. 'Tis not enough, wit, art, and learning join; In all you fpeak let truth and candor
Page 56 - melted down, And the ftate fix'd, by making him a crown : With ermine clad and purple, let him hold A royal
Page 9 - by maifterie : When maifterie comes, the Lord of Love anon Flutters his wings, and forthwith is he gone. — by which it is
Page 97 - If it fhall pleafe God to give me longer " life, and moderate health, my intentions ".are to

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