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" When we, at this distance of time, inquire what prodigious merits excited such admiration, what do we find? Great valour. — But it was an age of heroes. — In full of all other talents, we have a tedious, lamentable, pedantic, pastoral romance, which... "
A Catalogue of the Royal and Noble Authors of England, Scotland, and Ireland ... - Page 221
by Horace Walpole, Thomas Park - 1806
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THE MONTHLY REVIEW, OR, LITERARY JOURNAL

SEVERAL HANDS - 1758
...heroes.—In fuH ' of all other talents we have a tedious, lamentable, pedantic, paftoral romance, which the patience of a young virgin in love * cannot now wade through ; and fome abfurd attempts to fetter * EngliQi verfe in Roman chains ; a proof that this applauded ' Author...
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A Catalogue of the Royal and Noble Authors of England, with Lists of Their ...

Horace Walpole - English literature - 1759
...abfurd attempts to fetter Englifh verfe in Roman chains ; a proof that this applauded author underftood little of the genius of his own language. The few of his letters extant are poor matters ; one * to a fteward of his father, an inftance of unwarrantable violence. By far...
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A new and general biographical dictionary

New and general biographical dictionary - 1762
...of heroes. In full of all other talents we have " a tedious, lamentable pedantic, paftoral "romance, which " the patience of a young virgin in love cannot now wade " through ; and fome abfurd attempts to fetter Englifli verfe " in Roman chains : a proof, that this applauded author...
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Picturesque Views, on the River Medway: From the Nore to the Vicinity of Its ...

Samuel Ireland - Medway River (England) - 1793 - 206 pages
...obferves, " in full " of all other talents we have a tedious, " lamentable, pedantic, paftoral romance, " which the patience of a young virgin in " love cannot now wade through." NOTWITHSTANDING there may be fome truth in this remark, yet with due refpeft to the difcernment of...
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An Essay on Design in Gardening: First Published in MDCCLXVIII : Now Greatly ...

George Mason - Gardens - 1795 - 215 pages
...ing order in confufion."*— Have I quoted that "tedious, lamentable, pedantic, paf" toral romance, which the patience of a " young virgin in love cannot now wade '•* through ?"-(- Such is the character impofed upon it by an eminent modern. Yet (I believe) many readers of Arcadia...
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A New and General Biographical Dictionary: Containing an Historical and ...

William Tooke, William Beloe, Robert Nares - Biography - 1798
...abfurd attempts to fetter Englifh verfe in Roman chains: a proof that this applauded author underflood little of the genius of his own language. The few of his letters extant are poor matters : one to a fteward of his father, an inftance of unwarrantable violence By far the...
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General Biography: Or, Lives, Critical and Historical, of the Most ..., Volume 9

John Aikin, William Enfield, Mr. Nicholson, Thomas Morgan, William Johnston - Biography - 1814
...unfavourable to the fame of Sidney. He terms it " a tedious, lamentable, pedantic, pastoral romance, which the patience of a young virgin in love cannot now wade through." But Dr. Zouch, the late biographer of Sir Philip, while he acknowledges that the changes in taste and...
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Lives of eminent and illustrious Englishmen, ed. by G. G. Cunningham

Englishmen - 1836
...thoroughly depraved. Horace Walpole has indeed called it a " lamentable, pedantic, pastoral romance, which the patience of a young virgin in love cannot now wade through ;" but we apprehend that his censure will be heeded only by the few who are ignorant that Horace Walpole...
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Introduction to the Literature of Europe: In the Fifteenth ..., Volume 2

Henry Hallam - Europe - 1839
...those sons of Anak,) says of the Arcadia, that it is " a tedious lamentable pedantic pastoral romance, which the patience of a young virgin in love cannot now wade through." We may doubt whether Walpole could altogether estimate the patience of a reader so extremely unlike...
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The Universalist Quarterly and General Review, Volume 2

Universalism - 1845
...overstrained. Horace Walpole calls the Arcadia, " a tedious, lamentable, pedantic, pastoral romance, which the patience of a young virgin in love cannot now wade through;" and Hazlitt, perhaps more honest, confesses that he cannot acquire a taste for it. As far as Walpole's...
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