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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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Memoir and correspondence of ... sir James Edward Smith, Volume 1

lady Pleasance Smith - 1832
...poetry. — ' I was confirmed," he says, in his usual noble style, ' I was confirmed in this opinion, that he who would not be frustrate of his hope to...that is, a composition and pattern of the best and honourablest things : not presuming to sing of high praises of heroic men, or famous cities, unless...
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The American Quarterly Observer, Volume 1

Bela Bates Edwards - 1833
...of an antagonist. He " was confirmed," he says, " in this opinion : that he who would not frustrate his hope to write well hereafter in laudable things,...best and honorablest things ; not presuming to sing high praises of heroic men or famous cities, unless he have in himself THE EXPERIENCE AND THE PRACTICE...
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The Works of Wm. Ellery Channing, Volume 1

William Ellery Channing - 1835
...of poetry. " I was confirmed," he says in his usual noble style— "I was confirmed in this opinion, that he who would not be frustrate of his hope to...that is, a composition and pattern of the best and honourablest things; not presuming to sing of high praises of heroic men or famous cities, unless he...
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The Prose Works of John Milton

John Milton - 1835 - 976 pages
...pure thoughts, without transgression. And long it was not after, when I was confirmed in this opinion, that he who would not be frustrate of his hope to...that is, a composition and pattern of the best and honourablest things ; not presuming to sing high praises of heroic men, or famous cities, unless he...
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Select Prose Works, Volume 1

John Milton - 1836 - 2 pages
...pure thoughts, without transgression. And long it was not after, when I was confirmed in this opinion, that he who would not be frustrate of his hope to...that is, a composition and pattern of the best and honourablest things ; not presuming to sing high praises of heroic men, or famous cities, unless he...
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Memorials of Mrs. Hemans: With Illustrations of Her Literary ..., Volume 2

Henry Fothergill Chorley - 1836 - 273 pages
...with extracted specimens. IT was our divine Milton, who, wisely as forciMy, laid down the principle "that he who would not be frustrate of his hope to...himself to be a true poem, that is, a composition of the best and honor-ablest things." .Often as this golden wisdom has been neglected by our poets—often...
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Memorials of Mrs. Hemans: With Illustrations of Her Literary ..., Volume 2

Henry Fothergill Chorley - 1836 - 273 pages
...with extracted specimens. IT was our divine Milton, who, wisely as forcih.'.y, laid down the principle "that he who would not be frustrate of his hope to...himself to be a true poem, that is, a composition of the best and honorablest things." Often as this golden wisdom has been neglected by our poets —...
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Lives of sacred poets, Volume 2

Robert Eldridge Aris Willmott - 1838 - 363 pages
...confirmed," he says, " in the opinion, that he who would not be frustrated of his hope to write hereafter laudable things, ought himself to be a true poem ;...that is, a composition and pattern of the best and honourablest things, not presuming to sing the high praises of heroic men or famous cities, unless...
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American Annals of Education, Volume 9

1839
...pure thoughts without transgression. And long it was not after, when I was confirmed in this opinion ; that he who would not be frustrate of his hope to...best and honorablest things ; not presuming to sing high praises of heroic men or famous cities, unless he have in himself the experience and the practice...
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The Monthly magazine

Monthly literary register - 1839
...things, he will do well practically to remember what Milton has no less truly than finely said— " He who would not be frustrate of his hope to write...that is, a composition and pattern of the best and honourablest things ; not presuming to sing of high praises of heroic men, or famous cities, unless...
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