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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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Paradise Lost: With Variorum Notes ... and a Memoir of the Life of Milton ...

John Milton - 1841 - 457 pages
...guide." The following extracts are only portions of his own defence. " 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 be a true poem ; that is, a composition and pattern of the best and most honourable things ; not presuming...
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The Saint Petersburg English Review of Literature, the Arts and ..., Volume 2

1842
...great (5) master, « when I « was confirmed in this opinion, that he who should hope to « write well in laudable things ought himself to be a true « poem...that is, a composition and pattern of the best and ho» nourablest things. » We know no English Poet who so speedily attained and so easily preserves...
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Import and Value of the Popular Lecturing of the Day: A Discourse Pronounced ...

Calvin Pease - 1842 - 43 pages
...rivalling Jove, make thunder, then Noise has apotheosis, and all ears are open ! It is a saying of Milton, that " he who would not be frustrate of his hope to write well in laudable things, ought himself to be a true poem," that is, as he himself explains, " a composition...
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People's Edition of the Entire Works of W. E. Channing, Volume 1

William Ellery Channing - 1843
...usual noblo style — "I was confirmed in this opinion, that he who would not he frustrate of his hopo to write well hereafter in laudable things, ought...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 poetical works of John Milton, with a memoir by J. Montgomery, Volume 1

John Milton - 1843
...this opinion, that he who would not frustrate of his hope to write well hereafter, in things laudable, ought himself to be a true poem ; 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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The Eclectic Magazine of Foreign Literature, Science, and Art, Volume 18

1849
...life-struggle against vice, and error, and darknesss, in all its forms. He had started with the conviction " that he who would not be frustrate of his hope to...well hereafter in laudable things, ought himself to he a true poem ; that is, a composition and pattern of the best and honorable7 est things ;" and from...
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The Prose Works of John Milton, Volume 1

John Milton - 1845
...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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The Prose Works of John Milton, Volume 1

John Milton - 1845
...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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The Christian Pioneer, Volume 1

1827
...especially of the higher efforts of poetry. In his usual noble style, he " 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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Papers on Literature and Art, Parts 1-2

Margaret Fuller - 1846
...daily paper. Beside, who can think of Milton without the feeling which he himself expresses ? — " He who would not be frustrate of his hope to write...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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