Lessons In Criticism To William Roscoe, Esq; , F.r.s., Member Of The Della Crusca Society Of Florence, F.r.s.l In Answer To His Letter To The Reverend by William Lisle Bowles

Lessons In Criticism To William Roscoe, Esq; , F.r.s., Member Of The Della Crusca Society Of…

byWilliam Lisle Bowles

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1826. Excerpt: ... Bufo on Halifax, from "mere conjectural interpreta"tion!!" I shall just add, that this Halifax--sitting like Apollo among contemporaries, critics, and wits, and poets--did not patronise John Dryden! But there was another John who did come nigh, and who was also especially patronised; and who also, rough as he was to others, became "a soft dedicator" also, and this was--John Dennis, Pope's most inveterate enemy!! Least a doubt should remain, I shall now more minutely examine the point, as to the period when the poet left "the whole Castalian state" to Bufo. It was at that period of life when some of his contemporaries "sweat at rehearsals," &c. In this very " Prologue to his Satires," Pope enumerates those of whom he was "sick:"--Burnet, Oldmixon, Cook, "Slashing Bentley," and "Piddling "Tibbalds." Burnet attacked his friends Bolingbroke and Oxford in a letter dedicated to the same Nobleman. The year Halifax died, 1715, he published Homerides, on the projected translation of Homer! Cook and Oldmixonf attacked him afterwards; but Oldmixon was an old man at this time, and the presumption is, that having been mentioned at the same time with Burnet, they had committed some offence. Bentley, Pope himself informs us, projected dedicating his edition of Horace to Halifax! These critics and poets lead the satirist to Addison, whom he praised in the Dunciad, and satirized in the Prologue to the Satires. The arch Warburton More will be said of these names further on. f Oldmixon attacked Swift in 1715. tells us, in the notes to the Dunciad, on the praise of Addison, "nothing is More Remarkable than Our "Autho"r's love of Praising Good writers!!" To which another Editor begs to add, "nothing is more "remarkable in our autltor, than praising at one time "those whom he...

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Title:Lessons In Criticism To William Roscoe, Esq; , F.r.s., Member Of The Della Crusca Society Of…Format:PaperbackDimensions:44 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.09 inPublished:February 5, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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