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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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The Pioneer Preacher, Or, Rifle, Axe, and Saddle-bags, and Other Lectures

William Henry Milburn - 1858 - 309 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 write well hereafter, in things laudable, ought himself to T)ea true poem; that is a composition and pattern of the best and...
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Cambridge Essays, Volume 1

1856
...that ever adorned humanity with wealth of wit and words of wisdom.* Milton has prettily observed : ' He who would not be frustrate of his hope to write well hereafter in laudable tilings, ought himself to be a true poem ; that is, a composition and pattern of the honourablest things.'...
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The Life of John Milton: Narrated in Connexion with the Political ..., Volume 1

David Masson - 1859
...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 heroick men or famous cities, unless he have in himself the experience and the practice...
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The Standard First[-fifth] Reader ...

Epes Sargent - 1859
...lifestruggle against vice, and error, and darkness, in all their forms. He had started with the conviction " that he who would not be frustrate of his hope to...composition and pattern of the best and honorablest things ; " and from this he never swerved. His life was indeed a true poem ; or it might be compared to an...
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The Christian Examiner, Volume 66

1859
...early life and juvenile studies : " And long it was not after when I was confirmed in this opinion, that he who would not be frustrate of his hope to...composition and pattern of the best and honorablest things." And again he writes, in reply to a coarse reviler : " I am not one who ever disgraced beauty of sentiment...
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Chambers's Edinburgh journal, conducted by W. Chambers ..., Volume 11

Chambers's journal - 1859
...contemporaries 'not to be ignorant of his own parts.' Besolved to be a poet, his firm opinion was, that ' he who would not be frustrate of his hope to...laudable things, ought himself to be a true poem.' Resolved to be a poet, we say, for al though, when first sent to Cambridge, it had been with the intention...
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The Pioneer Preacher: Or, Rifle, Axe, and Saddle-bags, and Other Lectures

William Henry Milburn - 1859 - 285 pages
...opinion, that he who would not be frustrate of his hope to write well hereafter, in things laudable, ought himself to be a true poem; that is a composition...best and honorablest things; not presuming to sing high praises of heroic men, or famous cities, unless that he gave himself experience and practice of...
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Soliciting Interpretation: Literary Theory and Seventeenth-Century English ...

Elizabeth D. Harvey, Katharine Eisaman Maus - 1990 - 351 pages
...me" (889; the word "nature" recurs) that is the discovery of other authors. Thus the famous sentence, "that he who would not be frustrate of his hope to write well hereafter in laudable things, ought him selfe to be a true Poem" (890). Futurity depends upon prior textualization. But so, insistently,...
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Integrity in Depth

John Beebe - 2005 - 165 pages
...Ibid., p. 5. 47. Campbell, "Creativity," p. 142; Eco, Aesthetics of Aquinas, pp. 98-102. 48. ". . . he who would not be frustrate of his hope to write...composition and pattern of the best and honorablest things. . . ." John Milton, "An Apology for Smectymnuus," in Bush, The Portable Milton, pp. 132-33. 49. Trouthe...
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Anxiety in Eden: A Kierkegaardian Reading of Paradise Lost

John S. Tanner - 1992 - 209 pages
...enlightenment he most desires comes only through holiness and purity. Hence, Milton's famous dictum 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" enacts a fundamentally prophetic gesture. Similarly prophetic is his...
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