William Congreve. Sir Richard Blackmore. Elijah Fenton. John Gay. George Granville, Lord Lansdown. Thomas Yalden. Thomas Tickell. James Hammond. . William Somerville. Richard Savage. Alexander Pope. Jonathan Swift. William Broome.

William Congreve. Sir Richard Blackmore. Elijah Fenton. John Gay. George Granville, Lord Lansdown. Thomas Yalden. Thomas Tickell. James Hammond. . William Somerville. Richard Savage. Alexander Pope. Jonathan Swift. William Broome.

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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. 1857 edition. Excerpt: ...chief beauty Consists in their correct and musical versification, which has so influenced the English ear as to render every moderate writer harmonious.--Jonnso2" Review of Wa1't0n's Essay. The design of ' Windsor Forest ' is evidently derived from Cooper's Hill, ' with some attention to Waller's poem on 'The Park;' but Pope cannot be denied to excel his masters in variety and elegance, and the art of interchanging description, narrative, and moralityThe objection made by Dennis is the want of plan, of a regular subordination of parts terminating in the principal and original design. There is this want in most descriptive poems, because as the scenes, which they must exhibit successively, are all subsisting at the same time, the order in which they are shown must by necessity be arbitrary, and more is not to be expected from the last part than from the first. The attention, therefore, which cannot be detained by suspense, must be excited by diversity, such as his poem oifers to its reader. But the desire of diversity may be too much indulged; the parts of ' Windsor Forest' which deserve least praise, are those which were added to enliven the stillness of the scene, the appearance of Father Thames, and the transformation of Lodona. Addison has in his ' Campaign' derided the rivers that "rise from their oozy beds" to tell stories of heroes; and it is therefore strange that Pope should adopt a fiction not only unnatural, but lately censured. The story of Lodona is told with sweetness; but a new metamorphosis is a ready and puerile expedient: nothing is easier than to tell how a. flower was once a blooming virgin, or a rock an obdurate tyrant." The...show more

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  • Paperback | 244 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 13mm | 440g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236942612
  • 9781236942616