The British Poets, Including Translations (23, No. 1)

Paperback | October 12, 2012

byBritish Poets

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1822 edition. Excerpt: ...is modern incense to engage the great in the party of Dulness. Thus have we essayed to portray or shadow out this noble imp of fame. But now the impatient reader will be apt to say, if so many and various graces go to the making up a hero, what mortal shall suffice to bear his character? Ill hath he read who seeth not, in every trace of this picture, that individual all-accomplished person, in whom these rare virtues and lucky circumstances have agreed to meet and concentre, with the strongest lustre and fullest harmony. The good Scriblerus, indeed, nay the world itself, might be imposed on, in the late spurious editions, by I cannot tell what sham-hero or phantom; but it was not so easy to impose on him whom this egregious error most of all concerned: for no sooner had the fourth Book laid open the high and swelling scene, but he recognised his own heroic acts; and when he came to the words, ' Soft on her lap her laareat son reclines,' (though laureat imply no more than one crowned with laurel, as betitteth any associate or consort in empire) he loudly resented this indignity to violated majesty. Indeed, not without cause, he being there represented as fast asleep; so misbe-seeming the eye of empire, which, like that of Joye, should never doze nor slumber. ' Ha! (saith he) fast asleep it seems! that is a little too strong. Pert and dull at least you might have allowed me, but as seldom asleep as any fool' V However, the injured laureat may comfort himself with this reflection, that though it be a sleep, yet it is not the sleep of death, but of immortality. Here he will13 live at least, though not awake, and in no worse condition than many an enchanted warrior before him. The famous Durandante, for instance, was, like him, cast into a...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1822 edition. Excerpt: ...is modern incense to engage the great in the party of Dulness. Thus have we essayed to portray or shadow out th...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:78 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.16 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217577989

ISBN - 13:9780217577984

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