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The generall end therefore of all the booke is to fashion a gentleman or noble
Edmund Spenser was born in London about 1552, and died there in 1599. He
was tns greatest of the non- dramatic poets of the age of Elizabeth; and the "
There John Dryden (1631-1700), the great dramatic and satirical poet of the later
seventeenth century, whose translation of Virgil's " ^neid " appears in another
volume of the Harvard Classics, deserves hardly less distinction as a prose writer
The EPIC, as well as the DRAMA, is divided into tragedy and comedy. HOMER,
who was the father of this species of poetry, gave us the pattern of both these, tho'
that of the latter kind is entirely lost ; which Aristotle tells us, bore the same ...
... but whatever reverence is due to his diligence, or his attainments, it can be no
criminal degree of censoriousness to charge that etymologist with want of
judgment, who can seriously derive dream from drama, because ' life is a drama
and a ...
But love is only one of many passions ; and as it has no great influence upon the
sum of life, it has little operation in the dramas of a poet, who caught his ideas
from the living world, and exhibited only what he saw before him. He knew, that
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