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... everywhere found (the first divine histories being nothing else but a
continuation of such examples) have persuaded me to fetch my beginning from
the beginning of all things: to wit, Creation. " " It takes great genius to call back the
mind from ...
Some, indeed, there have been who have gone more boldly to work, and taking it
all for an open matter and giving their genius full play, have made a passage for
themselves and their own opinions by pulling down and demolishing former ...
Nor can the place of this labour and search and worldwide perambulation be
supplied by any genius or meditation or argumentation; no, not if all men's wits
could meet in one. This therefore we must have, or the business must be for ever
For these reasons of time, and resemblance of genius in Chaucer and Boccace, I
resolv'd to join them in my present work ; to which I have added some original
papers of my own ; which, whether they are equal or inferior to my other poems, ...
For the Grecian is more according to my genius than the Latin poet. In the works
of the two authors we may read their manners and natural inclinations, which are
wholly different. Virgil was of a quiet, sedate temper; Homer was violent, ...
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