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" I was confirmed in this opinion, that he who would not be frustrate of his hope to write well hereafter in laudable things, ought himself to be a true poem... "
Essays and Poems - Page 34
by Jones Very - 1839 - 175 pages
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Fault Lines and Controversies in the Study of Seventeenth-century English ...

Claude J. Summers, Ted-Larry Pebworth - 2002 - 236 pages
...of chastity in his personal life indicates its centrality to his political efforts and convictions: "He who would not be frustrate of his hope to write...pattern of the best and honorablest things — not pretending to sing high praises of heroic men or famous cities, unless he have in himself the experience...
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The Major Works

John Milton - 2003 - 966 pages
...pure thoughts, without transgression. And long it was not after, when f was confirmed in this opinion, that he who would not be frustrate of his hope to...hereafter in laudable things, ought himself to be a true poem,0 that is, a composition and pattern of the best and honourablest things, not presuming to sing...
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Paradise Lost, 1668-1968: Three Centuries of Commentary

Prof Earl Miner, Earl Roy Miner, William Moeck, Steven Edward Jablonski - 2004 - 510 pages
...first feel grief yourself." In Smectymnuus [CPW 1 .890], Milton observes with great depth of judgment that "he who would not be frustrate of his hope to write well hereafter in laudable things, ought him selfe to bee a true Poem, that is, a composition and patterne of the best and honourablest things...
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Paradise Lost: A Student's Companion to the Poem

Francis C. Blessington - 2004 - 164 pages
...the poet must always be critical in his reading, extracting what is best from other writers, he adds: "he who would not be frustrate of his hope to write well hereafter in laudable things, ought himselfe to bee a true Poem, that is, a composition, and patterne of the best and honourablest things;...
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Milton's Legacy

Kristin A. Pruitt, Charles W. Durham - 2005 - 257 pages
.../ Non Anglus, verum hercle Angelus ipse fores" (The Poems of John Milton, ed. Darbishire, 514). 14. "[H]e who would not be frustrate of his hope to write well hereafter in laudable things, ought him selfe to bee a true Poem, that is, a composition, and pattern of the best and honourablest things;...
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Pastoral Palimpsests: Essays in the Reception of Theocritus and Virgil

Michael Paschalis - 2007 - 216 pages
...a marvellous artist" anticipates Milton's famous prescription for himself, Apology for Smectymnuus, "he who would not be frustrate of his hope to write...laudable things, ought himself to be a true poem." 36 turgidulus is a rare diminutive, found at Cat. 3.18 flendo turgiduli rubent ocelli, "her darling...
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