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Published by W. Suttaby [etc.] .
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In the yearhe was undoubtedly Archdeacon of Aberdeen, since we find him, under this t. Quit, quit for shame! It was customary then for minstrels, at the instance of the clergy, to sing on Sundays devotional strains on the harp to the assembled multitudes. His first version, in two parts, was done in and

He enterprised even a greater design than that of forming the growing generation--to instruct even the grown, enjoining all his sheriffs and other officers immediately to apply themselves to learning, or to quit their offices. He spent the rest of his life as a gay and gallant courtier; and in the intervals of pleasure produced some light but exquisite poetry. This witty baronet was born in What melody, what sounds of joy and sport, Are convey'd hither from each neighbouring spring? He rendered into the Anglo-Saxon tongue--which he sought to enrich with the fatness of other soils--the historical works of Orosius and of Bede; nay, it is said the Fables of Aesop, and the Psalms of David--desirous, it would seem, to teach his people morality and religion, through the fine medium, of fiction and poetry.

A man of much finer gifts than Stirling, was the famous Drummond. See the salmons leap and bound To please us as we pass, Each mermaid on the rocks around Lets fall her brittle glass, As they their beauties did despise And loved no mirror but your eyes, Blow, but gently blow, fair wind, From the forsaken shore, And be as to the halcyon kind, Till we have ferried o'er: So mayst thou still have leave to blow, And fan the way where she shall go. For here was a tongue born which was destined to mate even with that of Greece in richness and flexibility, to make the language of Cicero and Virgil seem stiff and stilted in comparison, and, if not to vie with the French in airy grace, or with the Italian in liquid music, to excel them far in teeming resources and robust energy. If your IP address is shown by Maxmind to be outside of Germany and you were momentarily blocked, another issue is that some Web browsers erroneously cache the block. Not to be wrought by malice, gain, or pride, To a compliance with the thriving side; Not to take arms for love of change, or spite, But only to maintain afflicted right; Not to die vainly in pursuit of fame, Perversely seeking after voice and name; Is to resolve, fight, die, as martyrs do, And thus did he, soldier and martyr too. The second has, in 'The Lord of the Isles,' seized and sung a few of the more romantic pa.


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Specimens of the British Poets ... book

Specimens of English Dramatic Poets Who Lived about the Time of Shakspeare

Freedom all solace to man gives: He lives at ease that freely lives! Part I. Inor as some sayWace finished his 'Brut d'Angleterre' which is in reality a translation into French of Geoffrey of Monmouth, who wrote a History of Britain from the imaginary Brutus of Troy down to Cadwallader in Now doth she with her new love play, Whilst he runs murmuring away.

Suttaby, Staioners Court. Sweet bird, that sing'st away the early hours Of winters past or coming, void of care, Well-pleased with delights which present are, Fair seasons, budding sprays, sweet-smelling flowers: To rocks, to springs, to rills, from leafy bowers, Thou thy Creator's goodness dost declare, And what dear gifts on thee he Specimens of the British Poets .

book not spare, A stain to human sense in sin that lowers. The first was like the country where it flourished--gay, flowery, and exuberant; it swam in romance, and its rhymers delighted, when addressing large audiences under the open skies of their delightful climate, to indulge in compliment and fanfaronade, to sing of war, wine, and love.

He was at once a warrior, a legislator, an architect, a shipbuilder, a philosopher, a scholar, and a poet. Henry VIII. This delectable versifier was born inin Gloucestershire, from an old family in which he sprung. Where a line or more was obscure, as having reference to something that had gone before, which would have asked more time to explain than its consequence in the scene seemed to deserve, I have had no hesitation in leaving the line or passage out.

EThe Praise of Amargana ib. When he returned to his own lovely Hawthornden, he met a lady named Logan, of the house of Restalrig, whom he fancied to bear a striking resemblance to his dead mistress.

This arose from various causes. At further end the creek, a stately wood Gave a kind shadow to the brackish flood Made up of trees, not less kenn'd by each skiff Than that sky-scaling peak of Teneriffe, Upon whose tops the hernshew bred her young, And hoary moss upon their branches hung; Whose rugged rinds sufficient were to show, Without their height, what time they 'gan to grow.

Will, when looking well can't move her, Looking ill prevail? The god with golden hair, the sister maids, Did leave their Helicon, and Tempe's shades, To see thine isle, here lost their native tongue, And in thy world-divided language sung.

What metamorphose strange is this I prove I Myself now scarce I find myself to be, And think no fable Circe's tyranny, And all the tales are told of changed Jove; Virtue hath taught with her philosophy My mind into a better course to move: Reason may chide her fill, and oft reprove Affection's power, but what is that to me?

The book is not published in any form until shortly after his death in He was born, December 13,at Hawthornden, his father's estate, in Mid- Lothian. And on his ba. Mark how yon eddy steals away From the rude stream into the bay; There lock'd up safe, she doth divorce Her waters from the channel's course, And scorns the torrent that did bring Her headlong from her native spring.

He was the son of the Comptroller of the Household of Charles I. As looks the heaven when never star appears, But slow and weary shroud them in their spheres, While Titon's wife embosom'd by him lies, And world doth languish in a dreary guise: As looks a garden of its beauty spoil'd, As woods in winter by rough Boreas foil'd, As portraits razed of colours used to be: So look'd these abject bounds deprived of thee.

He wrote religious treatises, biographies, and commentaries upon portions of Holy Writ. Alfric, Archbishop of Canterbury, is the name of another important contributor to Saxon literature. At this time he is said to have studied sixteen hours a-day. From this original fable, Barbour is supposed to have wandered on through a hundred succeeding stories of similar value, till he came down to his own day.

He published the first part of 'Britannia's Pastorals' inthe second in ; shortly after, his 'Shepherd's Pipe;' and, inproduced his 'Inner Temple Masque' which was then enacted, but not printed till a hundred and twenty years after the author's death, when Dr Farmer transcribed it from a MS.

Trying a different Web browser might help.This History provides a concise overview of the developments of British poetry from the Anglo-Saxon period to the present day.

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Specimens of the British Poets from Lord Surrey to Cowper. Vol. I. London: Published by W. Suttaby, B. Crosby & Co. and Seateherd and Letterman, Corral Printer.

[A picture opposite the title page by T. Stothard, R. A., engraved by Geo. Noble, with lines excerpted from a Ballad by John Gay.] Volume I Specimens of the British Poets.

Vol. I. Jul 14,  · Excerpt from Specimens of the Later English Poets, Vol. 1 of 3: With Preliminary Notices IV. That similar stories of war and wonders should have delighted nations widely separated from each other, is thus easily explicable but that the same stories should be found in coun tries between which there neither was, nor could be, any communion, requires farther atlasbowling.coms: 0.

Specimens of the British Poets: Edmund Spenser. Specimens of the British Poets; with Biographical and Critical Notices, and an Essay on English Poetry. 7 Vols [Thomas Campbell, ed.] Thomas Campbell. TEXT BIBLIOGRAPHY INDEXES Thomas Campbell reprints Faerie Queene Book I, with selections from Books II and III, though nothing from Shepheardes.

The series also includes manuscript biographies of poets not included in Specimens of British Poets. Lectures include manuscript drafts of "Lectures on Poetry" and "Lectures on Drama," as well as a printed version of "Lectures on Poetry" from The New Monthly Magazine (London: Henry Colburn, ), which is interleaved into a notebook.