Gray's Poems, Ed. by F. Storr

Gray's Poems, Ed. by F. Storr

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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. 1879 edition. Excerpt: ...from Greece to Italy, and from Italy to England. Chaucer was not unacquainted with the writings of Dante or of Petrarch. The Earl of Surrey and Sir Thomas Wyatt had travelled in Italy, and formed their taste there. Spenser imitated the Italian writers, and Milton improved upon them. But this school expired soon after the Restoration, and a new one arose on the French model, which has subsisted ever since." 83-95 "Shakespeare." 95-107 "Milton and Dryden." 107-123 "The poet, though he cannot rival the eagle flight of Pindar, aspires to follow in the steps of Dryden.--Proximus huic magno sed proximus intervallo." The metre. This and the following ode are constructed in uniform groups of stanzas in imitation of the Greek. There are three groups of three stanzas arranged thus: 1st, 4th, 7th--2nd, 5th, 8th--3rd, 6th, 9th. The three stanzas in each group are of the same length and measure. They correspond to the Greek strophe, antistrophe, and epode, terms derived from the movement of the chorus on the stage. Ben Jonson, in his noble ode on the death of Sir H. Morison (which contains the familiar verses, "It is not growing like a tree," was the first to introduce the regular Pindaric Ode into English, not Congreve, as Professor Hales, on Dr. Johnson's authority, states. Jonson keeps closer to the Greek metre than Gray, Gray's epode, or 'stand, ' not corresponding correctly to the 'turn' and 'counterturn.' 1 ALolian lyre. "Pindar styles his own poetry, with its musical accompaniment, AioXls /uoattt), AloXiSes xP, AlotSuv irvoiai Ouxuk, ALolian song, Eolian strings, the breath of the jEolian flute."--Gray. "The dialect of the Epinicia, or Odes of Victory is epic, with a strong Dorian colouring and...show more

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  • Paperback | 38 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 86g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236518500
  • 9781236518507