Specimens With Memoirs Of The Less-known British Poets (volume 2)

Paperback | February 2, 2012

byGeorge Gilfillan

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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. 1860. Excerpt: ... Arrived at home, and laid that case aside, The naked light how clearly doth it ray, And spread its joyful beams as bright as summer's day. 2 Even so, the soul, in this contracted state, Confined to these strait instruments of sense, More dull and narrowly doth operate. At this hole hears, the sight must ray from thence, Here tastes, there smells; but when she's gone from hence, Like naked lamp, she is one shining sphere, And round about has perfect cognoscence Whate'er in her horizon doth appear: She is one orb of sense, all eye, all airy ear. WILLIAM CHAMBERLAYNE. Chamberlayne was, during life, a poor man, and, till long after his death, an unappreciated poet. He was a physician at Shaftesbury, Dorsetshire; born in 1619, and died in 1689. He appears to have been present among the Royalists at the battle of Newbury. He complains bitterly of his narrow circumstances, and yet he lived to a long age. He published, in 1658, a tragic comedy, entitled ' Love's Victory,' and in 1659, ' Pharonnida,' a heroic poem. The latter is the main support of hi3 literary reputation. It was discovered to be good by Thomas Campbell, who might say, 'I was the first that ever burst Into that silent sea.' Silent, however, it continues since, and can never be expected to be thronged by visitors. The story is interesting, and many of the separate thoughts, expressions, and passages are beautiful, as, for instance--'The scholar stews his catholic brains for food and this--'Harsh poverty, That moth which frets the sacred robe of wit;' but the style is often elliptical and involved; the story meanders too much, and is too long and intricate; and, on the whole, a few mutilated fragments are all that are likely to remain of an original and highly elaborate poem. ARGALIA TAKEN PRISONER ...

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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. 1860. Excerpt: ... Arrived at home, and laid that case aside, The naked light how clearly doth it ray, And spread its joyful beams as bright as s...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:100 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.21 inPublished:February 2, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217874878

ISBN - 13:9780217874878

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