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" The metaphysical poets were men of learning, and to show their learning was their whole endeavour; but, unluckily resolving to show it in rhyme, instead of writing poetry they only wrote verses, and very often such verses as stood the trial of the finger... "
The Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets;: Cowley. Denham. Milton. Butler ... - Página 27
por Samuel Johnson - 1781 - 503 páginas
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The Annual Register of World Events: A Review of the Year, Volumen22

1796
...(hew their learning was their whole endeavour ; but, unluckily refolving to ihew it in rhyme, inltead of writing poetry, they only wrote verfes, and very often fuch verfes »* Hood the trial of the finger better than of the ear ; for the modulation was fo imperfect, that...
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Prefaces, Biographical and Critical, to the Works of the English Poets, Volumen1

Samuel Johnson - 1779 - 10 páginas
...of learning, and to fhew their learning was their whole endeavour; but, unluckily refolving to fhew it in rhyme, inftead of writing poetry, they only...finger better, than of the ear; for the modulation D was was fa imperfect, that they were only found to be verfes by counting the fyllables. - If the...
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Annual Register, Volumen22

Edmund Burke - 1780
...learning, and to (hew their learning was their whole endeavour ; but, unluckily refolving to fliew it in rhyme, inftead of writing poetry, they only...only found to be verfes by counting the fyllables. Jf the father of criticifm has rightly denominated poetry TÍ^HI [il/Juflmn, an imitative art, thefe...
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The Monthly Review, Volumen61

1780
...writing poetry, they only wrote vcrfcs, and very often fuch verles a« Hood the trial of the linger better than of the ear ; for the modulation was fo imperfect, that they were only found to be verles by counting the Syllables. ' If the father of criticifm has rightly denominated poetry пде»...
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The lives of the most eminent English poets

Samuel Johnson, John Hawkins - 1787
...of learning, and to fhew their learning was their whole endeavour ; but, unluckily refolving to mew it in rhyme, inftead of writing poetry they only wrote verfes, and very often fuch verfes as flood the trial of the finger better than of the ear ; for the modulation was fo imperfect, that they...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson.LL.D..: The lives of the English poets

Samuel Johnson - 1792
...of learning, and to fhew their learning was their whole endeavour; but, unluckily refolving to fhew it in rhyme, inftead of writing poetry they only wrote...ftood the trial of the finger better than of the ear; forthe modulation was foimperfect, that i hey were only found to be verfes by counting the fyllables....
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The Works of the British Poets: With Prefaces, Biographical and Critical ...

Robert Anderson - 1795
...only wrote Terfa, and very often fuch verfcs as Hood the trial of the finger better than of the car, for the modulation was fo imperfect, that they were...only found to be verfes by counting the fyllables. " In perufing the works of this race of authors, the mind is cxercifed either by recollection or inquiry...
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The Annual Register, Or, A View of the History, Politics, and Literature for ...

1796
...of learning, and to (hew their learning was their whole endeavour ; but, unluckily refolving to Ihew it in rhyme, inftead of writing poetry, they only wrote verfes, and very often fuch verfes as flood the trial of the finger better than of the ear ; for the modulation was fo imperfeft, that they...
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Lives of English poets

Samuel Johnson - 1801
...of learning, and to (hew their learning was their whole endeavour : but, unluckily refolving to fhew it in rhyme, inftead of writing poetry they only wrote verfes, and very often fuch verfes as flood the trial of the ringer better than of the ear ; for the modulation was fo imperfect, that they...
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The New Annual Register, Or General Repository of History, Politics, and ...

1801
...men of learning; and to mow their learning was their whole endeavour: but, unluckily refolving to mow it in rhyme, inftead of writing poetry they only wrote verfes; and often fuch verfes as flood the trial of the finger better than the ear; for the modulation was fo imperfect,...
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