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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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John Milton: The Self and the World

John T. Shawcross - 1993 - 358 pages
...Sonnet 7, the Letter to an Unknown Friend, "Lycidas," and Reason, he remarked in Apology for Smectymnuus "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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Pretexts of Authority: The Rhetoric of Authorship in the Renaissance Preface

Kevin Dunn - 1994 - 198 pages
...lies behind Milton's famous version of the ancient dictum that a good orator must be a good man:30 "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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The Columbia History of British Poetry

Carl R. Woodring, James Shapiro - 2007 - 732 pages
...activity as the final preparation for a heroic poem. As he puts it in the Apology, "he who would . . . write well hereafter in laudable things, ought himself to be a true poem," presumably, in his case, by involvement in a just cause. In the Reason of Church Government Milton...
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Rhetorical Traditions and British Romantic Literature

Don H. Bialostosky, Lawrence D. Needham - 1995 - 312 pages
...breeding. (DO 24) Cicero's point is not far from Milton's observation in the Apology for Smectymnuus that "he who would not be frustrate of his hope to...composition and pattern of the best and honorablest things" (Milton 694), a remark that itself fashions the exemplary individual in rhetorical terms. More congenial...
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Emerson's Literary Criticism

Ralph Waldo Emerson - 1995 - 252 pages
...all the offices, both private and public, of peace and war." He declared that "he who would aspire to write well hereafter in laudable things, ought...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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John Milton: 1628-1731

John T. Shawcross - 1995 - 439 pages
...formulate later in An Apology (p. 16): And long it was not after, when I was confirm'd in this opinion, 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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John Milton: 1732-1801

John T. Shawcross - 1995 - 452 pages
...Horace's advice. . . . Milton with great depth of judgment observes in his Apology for Smectymnuus, 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, a composition of the best and honorablest...
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Milton: The life

William Riley Parker - 1996 - 1539 pages
...intellectual phases of his youth: '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 have...
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The Emergence of the English Author: Scripting the Life of the Poet in Early ...

Kevin Pask - 1996 - 218 pages
...pure thoughts, without transgression. And long it was not after, when I was confirm'd in this opinion, 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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Barbarous Dissonance and Images of Voice in Milton's Epics

Elizabeth Sauer, Professor of English Elizabeth Sauer - 1996 - 213 pages
...practices. In An Apology against a Pamphlet Milton describes the exemplary author in terms of a poem: "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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