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The English Poets Volume 3 (Paperback) Loot Price: R523
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The English Poets Volume 3 (Paperback): Thomas Humphry Ward
The English Poets Volume 3 (Paperback): Thomas Humphry Ward

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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: SIR SAMUEL GARTH. [samuel Garth was bom at Bolam in Durham about the yeai 1660. He was knighted at the accession of George I, and died on Jan. 18, 1718. The Dispensary appeared in 1699, and quickly ran through numerous editions. The short poem on Claremont came out in 1715, and in 1717 Garth edited a translation of Ovid's Metamorphoses, in which Dryden's versions were completed by a great number of hands, he himself contributing the fourteenth book and parts of others.] Garth is mainly interesting at the present day because he was the first writer who took the couplet, as Dryden had fashioned it, from Dryden's hands, and displayed it in the form it maintained throughout the eighteenth century. In some respects it may be said that no advance in this peculiar model was ever made on The Dispensary. Its best lines are equal to any of Pope's in mere fashion, and in it appear clearly enough the inherent defects of the form when once Dryden's ' energy divine' and his cunning admixture of what looked like roughness had been lost or rejected. The monotony, the mannerism, and the other defects, emerge side by side with the polish and smoothness which are its great merits. Except for its versification, which not only long preceded Pope, but also anticipated Addison's happiest effort by some years, The Dispensary is not now an interesting poem. The dispute on which it is based is long forgotten, its mock heroic plan looks threadbare to our eyes, and the machinery and imagery have lost all the charm that they may at one time have had. But as a versifier Garth must always deserve a place in the story of English literature. Claremont and his other minor works display the same faculty, but at their date it was already common enough. We therefore here give extracts from The Dispensary only, ...


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: 978-0-217-79706-1
Barcode: 9780217797061
Categories: Books
LSN: 0-217-79706-7

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