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An Essay on Epic Poetry: In Five Epistles to the Revd. Mr. Mason. with Notes
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Æneid amore ancient appears Araucanians Arauco Aristotle arms Bard beauty Behold blest Boccacio Boileau bold brave breast CANTO Caupolican celebrated ch'i character charms Chief Chieftains Colocolo controul Critic Dante dark death display dread E'en earth elegant endeavours engage Epic poem Epic poetry EPISTLE Ercilla eyes fair fame Fancy Fancy's fate fear feel fire foes fond force foul Genius glory grace Grecian hand heart Henriade Hero Heroic Homer honour immortal Indian justly keen Lantaro light living Lope de Vega Lucan lyre martial merit mind mortal Muse native noble NOTE numbers o'er Petrarch Pharsalia Poesy Poet Poet's poetical poetry Pope praise pride reader rhyme rich rival scene scorn sink Sire Song Sonnet soul Spain Spaniards Spanish spirit striking sublime sweet tender thee thine thou thought thro toil Tucapel Verse Virgil virtue Voltaire wounded writers Youth zeal
Page 196 - Caron dimonio con occhi di bragia Loro accennando tutte le raccoglie ; Batte col remo qualunque s
Page 134 - ... that philosophical, that geometrical, and systematical spirit so much in vogue, which has spread itself from the sciences even into polite literature, by consulting only reason, has not diminished and destroyed sentiment ; and made our poets write from and to the head, rather than the heart...
Page 194 - Ed ecco verso noi venir per nave Un vecchio, bianco per antico pelo, Gridando: Guai a voi, anime prave: Non isperate mai veder lo cielo: l' vegno per menarvi all' altra riva Nelle tenebre eterne, in caldo e in gielo. E tu, che se' costì, anima viva, Partiti da cotesti che son morti.
Page 92 - And turn'd each fairer image in his brain To blank confusion and her crazy train, 'Twas thine, with constant love, through...
Page 296 - ... late critics have taken with them), I know not what other expedients the epic poet might have...
Page 186 - Di questo impedimento ov' io ti mando, Si che duro giudicio lassù frange. Questa chiese Lucia in suo dimando, K disse: Or abbisogna il tuo fedele Di te, ed io a te lo raccomando. Lucia, nimica -di ciascun crudele, Si mosse, e venne al loco dov
Page 120 - Milton was the emulator of both. He found Homer possessed of the province of MORALITY ; Virgil of POLITICS : and nothing left for him, but that of RELIGION.
Page 174 - Guardai in alto e vidi le sue spalle Vestite già de' raggi del pianeta Che mena dritto altrui per ogni calle.
Page 57 - NAVAL POET'S laureate head. Ye Nymphs of Tagus, from your golden cell, That caught the echo of his tuneful...
Page 213 - Voltaire himself and others, but the positive en:husiasm and the omission of any real negative criticism are new. Indeed, after making these statements, Hayley proceeds to translate almost 900 lines of the poem. The Essay on Epic Poetry soon came to be regarded...