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" Bossu is of opinion, that the poet's first work is to find a moral, which his fable is afterwards to illustrate and establish. "
Prefaces, Biographical and Critical, to the Works of the English Poets ... - Page 150
by Samuel Johnson - 1779
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Readings in English Prose of the Eighteenth Century

Raymond Macdonald Alden - 1911 - 724 pages
...different sounds to all the varieties of metrical modulation. Bossu is of opinion that the poet's first work is to find a moral; "which "his fable is afterwards to illustrate and establish. This seems to have been the process only of Milton; the moral of other poems...
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The Theory of Poetry in England: Its Development in Doctrines and Ideas from ...

Richard Pape Cowl - 1914 - 319 pages
...reason. S. JOHNSON, Lives of the Poets (Milton), 1779-1781. Bossu is of opinion that the poet's first work is to find a moral, which his fable is afterwards to illustrate and establish. This seems to have been the process only of Milton ; the moral of other poems...
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John Milton: 1732-1801

John T. Shawcross - 1995 - 452 pages
...different sounds to all the varieties of metrical modulation . Bossu is of opinion that the poet's first work is to find a moral, which his fable is afterwards to illustrate and establish. This seems to have been the process only of Milton; the moral of other poems...
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Seeing Into the Life of Things: Essays on Literature and Religious Experience

John L. Mahoney - 1998 - 364 pages
...be easily reduced or separated from the narrative: Bossu is of [the] opinion that the poet's first work is to find a moral, which his fable is afterwards to illustrate and establish. This seems to have been the process only of Milton: the moral of other poems...
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