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" Bossu is of opinion, that the poet's first work is to find a moral, which his fable is afterwards to illustrate and establish. "
Prefaces, Biographical and Critical, to the Works of the English Poets ... - Page 150
by Samuel Johnson - 1779
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The Annual Register of World Events: A Review of the Year, Volume 22

1796
...(bunds to all the varieties of metrical modulation. BoiTu is of opinion that the poet's firft jvork is to find a moral, which his fable is afterwards to illuftrate and eftabliih. This Teems to havebeen the procefs only of Milton ; the moral of other poems is incidental...
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Annual Register, Volume 22

Edmund Burke - 1780
...different founds to all the varieties of metrical modulation. Boffu is of opinion that the poet's firU work is to find a moral, which his fable is afterwards to illuftrate and eftabliih. This feems to have been the procefs only of Milton ; the moral of other poems is incidental...
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The Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets;: Cowley. Denham. Milton. Butler ...

Samuel Johnson - 1781 - 503 pages
...the poet's firft xvork is to find a moral, which his fable is afterward^ to illuftrate and eftabliih. This feems to have been the procefs only of Milton...incidental and confequent ; in Milton's only it is eflential and intrinfick. His purpofe was the moft ufeful and the moft arduous ; to vindicate the ivays...
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The Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets;: Cowley. Denham. Milton. Butler ...

Samuel Johnson - 1781 - 503 pages
...words, and learned to adjuft their different founds to all the varieties of rnetrical modulation. Boflu is of opinion that the poet's firft work is to find a moral, which his fable is Afterwards to iliuftrate and eftablifh. This feems to have been the procefs only of Milton ; the moral of other poems...
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The Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets;: With Critical ..., Volume 1

Samuel Johnson - 1783
...varieties of metrical moderation. * • . * " * . " i Boflu is of opinion that the poet's firft tvork is to find a moral, which his fable is afterwards to illuftrate and eftablifh. This feem? to Jiave been the proccfe only of Milton ; the moral of other poems is incidental and confequent...
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The lives of the most eminent English poets

Samuel Johnson, John Hawkins - 1787
...words, and learned to adjuft their different founds to all the varieties of metrical modulation. Boflu is of opinion that the poet's firft work is to find...incidental and confequent; in Milton's only it is eflential and intrinfick. His purpofe was the moft ufeful and the moft arduous; to vindicate the ways...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: The lives of the most eminent English poets

Samuel Johnson, John Hawkins - 1787
...words, and learned to adjuft their different founds to all the varieties of metrical modulation. Boflu is of opinion that the poet's firft work is to find...moral, which his fable is afterwards to illuftrate and eftablHh. This feems to have been the procefs only of Milton; the moral of other poems is incidental...
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The Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets,: With Critical ..., Volume 1

Samuel Johnson - 1790
...words, and learned to adjuft their different founds to all the varieties of metrical modulation. Boffu is of opinion that the poet's firft work is to find...incidental and confequent; in Milton's only it is eflential and intrinfick. His purpofe wasthemoft ufeful and the moft arduous ; to vindicate the •ways...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson.LL.D..: The lives of the English poets

Samuel Johnson - 1792
...and learned to adjuft their different founds to all the varieties of metrical rttodtolatibn. Boflu is of opinion, that the poet's firft work is to find...fable is afterwards to illuftrate and eftablifh. This feerris to have been the procefs only of Milton; the moral of other poems is incidental and confequent;...
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The Lives of the English Poets: and a Criticism of Their Work

Samuel Johnson - 1795 - 536 pages
...founds to all the varieties of metrical modulation. Boflu is of opinion that the poet's firft work !s to find a moral, which his fable is afterwards to...This feems to have been the procefs only of Milton 5 the moral of other poems is incidental and confequent ; in Milton's only it is eflential and intrinfic....
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