Longer English Poems; with Notes Philological and Explanatory, and an Introduction on the Teacing of English

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1892 Excerpt: ...of Paradise Lost; there may be heard the sweetness of his youthful, the grandeur of his maturer notes. 22. 1. Milton's conceptions of a poet's work, and of the preparation needed for it, were of the highest. He was ever striving after "inward ripeness" (see Sonnet II.), and conscious how far he was from ...
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1892 Excerpt: ...of Paradise Lost; there may be heard the sweetness of his youthful, the grandeur of his maturer notes. 22. 1. Milton's conceptions of a poet's work, and of the preparation needed for it, were of the highest. He was ever striving after "inward ripeness" (see Sonnet II.), and conscious how far he was from attaining it. This sense of his unfittedness to perform as yet a poet's high duties had determined him to write no more till he was sensible of being maturer--till "the mellowing year " had dawned. But the death of his dear friend forced him to intermit this resolve. Therefore "yet once more " would he write; he would yet again play the poet, though he knew well his proper hour had not yet come. This seems to be the true interpretation of these often misunderstood lines. As to that resolution to preserve a poetical silence for a time, see what he says even as late as 1641, in his Reason of Church Government: "Neither doe I think it shame to covnant with. any knowing reader, that for some few yeers yet I may go on trust with him toward the payment of what I am now indebted, as being a work not to be rays'd from the heat of youth, or the vapours of wine, like that which flows at wast from the pen of some vulgar amorist, or the trencher fury of a riming parasite; nor to be obtain'd by the invocation of Dame Memory and her Siren daughters, but by devout prayer to that eternall Spirit who can enrich with all utterance and knowledge, and sends out His seraphim with the hallow'd fire of His altar, to touch and purify the lips of whom He pleases. To this must be added industrious and select reading, steddy observation, insight into all seemly and generous arts and affaires; till which in some measure be compast, at mine own peril a...
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  • ISBN-13: 9781150457449
  • Publisher: General Books LLC
  • Publication date: 12/28/2009
  • Pages: 194
  • Product dimensions: 7.44 (w) x 9.69 (h) x 0.41 (d)

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