Poems, for the First Time Collected and Edited

Poems, for the First Time Collected and Edited

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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. 1869 edition. Excerpt: ...us'd, nor hands, nor brains, But in smooth streams swam down through ease to Hell; His work, to eat, drink, sleep, and purge his reins) He left his heart behinde him with his feast: His target with aflying dart was drest, Poasting unto his mark: the word, I move to rest." Canto vmi Stanzas 42 to 43. I have nothing to italicize here--nothing Wherein to shew the slightest indebtedness to Srnnsns. To speak of 'copy' or 'imitation' or 'parallel', is simply preposterous. The relation of ' Goodwin Sands' to 'Tenterden steeple' is substantive compared with this: for the single ground for the allegation is, that Srnusnn is describing ' Idleness ' and that Fletcher names his ' Atimus' or Baseness-of-Mind, 'idle'. SPENs1: R's 'Idleness' begins with half-a-line from Cmucnnz for his 'nourse of sin' only repeats the elder Poet's 'idle monk '--arrayed precisely as the other--who is designated And yet no one dreams of charging Smmsnn with ' plagiarism ' or ' copying' &c., &c. though hereas elsewhere, he transfers entire lines and couplets from Dan Chaucer. Why then extend a different measure to Fletcher? I call attention to the excelling reulnoss of our Poet's 'Atimus' over SPENsnR's 'Idleness'. Very fine is the two-fold vision of 'Glory ' and 'Occasion' with her 'ivory hand', seeking to sting 'Atimus' into energy. Very powerful is the Juvenalian epithet 'dunghill'."' In awful keeping is his ' smooth, ' waveless, windless, swift, unresisting...show more

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  • Paperback | 102 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 195g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123694285X
  • 9781236942852