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" If the father of criticism has rightly denominated poetry, " an imitative art," these writers will, without great wrong, lose their right to the name of poets ; for they cannot be said to have imitated any thing: they neither copied nature nor life; neither... "
The European Magazine, and London Review - Página 48
1822
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The Essays of Abraham Cowley

Abraham Cowley - 1868 - 199 páginas
...without great wrong, lose their name of poets ; for they cannot be said to have imitated anything ; they neither copied nature nor life ; neither painted...matter, nor represented the operations of intellect." So it was that, even in Pope's time, Cowley had ceased to be read as a poet. Who now reads Cowley ?...
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The casquet of literature, a selection in poetry and prose, ed ..., Volúmenes3-4

Casket - 1873
...great wrong, lose their right to the name of poets ; for they cannot be said to have imitated anything: t starless ; Love is eternal ! God is still God, and...His fnith shall not fail us; Christ is eternal ! " Those, however, who deny them to be poets, allow them to be wits. Dryden confesses of himself and his...
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Lectures on the English Poets, and the English Comic Writers

William Hazlitt - 1876 - 454 páginas
...great wrong, lose their right to the name of poets, for they cannot bo said to have imitated anything ; they neither copied nature nor life ; neither painted...matter, nor represented the operations of intellect." The whole of the account is well worth reading : it was a subject for which Dr. Johnson's powers both...
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Chambers's national reading-books, Libro 6

Chambers W. and R., ltd - 1877
...great wrong, lose their right to the name of poets; for they cannot be said to have imitated anything; they neither copied nature nor life; neither painted...matter, nor represented the operations of intellect. Those, however, who deny them to be poets, allow them to be wits. Dryden confesses of himself and his...
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Johnson. Select works, ed. with intr. and notes by A. Milnes. Lives of ...

Samuel Johnson - 1879
...endeavour: but unluckily resolving to shew it in rhyme, instead of writing poetry they only wrote verses Their thoughts are often new but seldom natural ;...are they just ; and the reader, far from wondering how he missed them, wonders more frequently by what perverseness of ingenuity they were ever found...
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Masterpieces of English Literature: Being Typical Selections of British and ...

William Swinton - 1880 - 638 páginas
...name of poets, for they cannot be said to have im- 20 itated anything: they neither copied nature from life, neither painted the forms of matter, nor represented the^ operations of intellect. 5. Those, however, who deny them to be poets, allow them to S, g. the metaphysical poets. Besides Cowley,...
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American Literature ; an Historical Sketch, 1620-1880

John Nichol - 1882 - 472 páginas
...that which he that never found it wonders how he missed ; to wit of this kind poets have seldom risen. Their thoughts are often new but seldom natural ; they are not obvious, but neither are they just ; the reader, far from wondering that he missed them, wonders by which perverseuess of thought they...
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American Literature ; an Historical Sketch, 1620-1880

John Nichol - 1882 - 472 páginas
...that which he that never found it wonders how he missed ; to wit of this kind poets have seldom risen. Their thoughts are often new but seldom natural ; they are not obvious, but neither are they just ; the reader, far from wondering that he missed them, wonders by which perverseness of thought they...
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Studies in English Literature: Being Typical Selections of British and ...

William Swinton - 1886 - 638 páginas
...of poets, for they cannot be said to have im- » itated anything : they neither copied nature from life, neither painted the forms of matter, nor represented the operations of intellect. 5. Those, however, who deny them to be poets, allow them to i,, 9. the metaphysical poeti. Besides...
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Landmarks of English Literature

Henry James Nicoll - 1886 - 460 páginas
...the name of poets, for they cannot be said to have imitated anything ; they neither copied nature for life; neither painted the forms of matter, nor represented the operations of intellect." Of the "metaphysical" school, John Donne [1573-1631] may be said to have been the founder. He was the...
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