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The English Poets; Selections with Critical Introductions by Various Writers and a General Introduction by Matthew Arnold Volume 3 (Paperback) Loot Price: R585
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The English Poets; Selections with Critical Introductions by Various Writers and a General Introduction by Matthew Arnold Volume 3 (Paperback)

Thomas Humphry Ward

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Purchase of this book includes free trial access to www.million-books.com where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: MATTHEW PRIOR. [matthew Prior was born in 1664 near Wimborne Minster in Dorsetshire. He was educated at Westminster under Dr. Busby, and at St. John's College, Cambridge, where he took his B.A. degree in 1686. In the following year he published, in connection with Charles Montague, afterwards Earl of Halifax, a caricature of Dryden's Hind and Panther, under the title of The Hind and the Panther Iransvers'd to the story of the Country Mouse and the City Mouse. In 1709 be published a volume of poems, and another with additions in 1718. He died in 1721.] 1 Dan Prior next, belov'd by every Muse/ So sings Gay in that welcome to Pope after his labours of the ' Iliad.' And indeed not every Muse, but all the world seem to have looked kindly on the fortunate young Horatian whom the noble Dorset had taken from the Rummer tavern to be successively a Secretary of Embassy, a Secretary of State, a Commissioner of Trade and Plantations, a Member of Parliament, and, to crown all, an Ambassador. Among the subscribers to that stately folio of 1718, by which its author, happy man ! cleared some 4,000, are numbered most of the illustrious names of the age, from Newton to Beau Nash,?to say nothing of lively maids of honour like ' the Honble Mrs. Mary Bellenden,' and bishops like his Right Reverence of Winchester. Bishops and maids of honour would, we imagine, be somewhat embarrassed now-a-days by much of the ingenuous verse which the tall volume contains. But readers under Anna Augusta were either not squeamish, or they confined themselves to the portentous poem of Solomon on the Vanity of the World which occupies its latter pages. When one looks to the general character of Prior's writings it is hard to understand how he could ever have penned this egregious didactic work. Yet he not only...

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Imprint: Rarebooksclub.com
Country of origin: United States
Release date: October 2012
First published: October 2012
Authors: Thomas Humphry Ward
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 10mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 188
ISBN-13: 978-0-217-79718-4
Barcode: 9780217797184
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LSN: 0-217-79718-0

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