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" Cowley found himself to be a poet, or, as he himself tells us, ' was made one,' by the delight he took in Spenser's Fairy Queen, ' which was wont to lay in his mother's apartment ;' and which he had read all over, before he was twelve years old. That... "
Considerations on Milton's Early Reading: And the Prima Stamina of His ... - Page 219
by Charles Dunster, John Milton - 1800 - 249 pages
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The New Annual Register, Or General Repository of History, Politics, and ...

English poetry - 1802
...Cowley, we ' may collect from his denomihat' inghim "the darling of my youth, ' the famous Cowlev-" Pope, at a ' little more than eight years of ' age, was initiated in poetry by ' the perusal of Ogilby 's Homer and ' Sandys's Ovid j and to the latter ' he has himself intimated obliga'...
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The Poetical Works of John Milton: With Notes of Various Authors ..., Volume 2

John Milton - 1809
...by the delight he took in Spenfer's Fairy Queen, ' which was wont to lay in his mother's apartment;' and which he had read all over, before he was twelve...eight years of age, was initiated in poetry by the perulal of Ogilby's Homer and Sandys's Ovid ; and to the latter he has himfelf intimated obligations,...
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Cowley, Denham, Milton

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1810
...which he had read all over, before he was twelve years old. That Dryden was, in some degree, simu larly indebted to Cowley, we may collect from his denominating...of my youth, the famous Cowley.' Pope, at a little mure than eight years of age, iras initiated in poetry by the perusal of Ogilby's Homer and Sandys's...
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Some account of the life and writings of John Milton

Henry John Todd - 1826
...which he had read all over, before he was twelve years old. That Dryden was, in some degree, similarly indebted to Cowley, we may collect from his denominating...eight years of age, was initiated in poetry by the perusal of Ogilby's Homer and Sandys's Ovid ; and to the latter he has himself intimated obligations,...
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The Poetical Works of John Milton: With Notes of Various Authors, Volume 1

John Milton - 1826
...which he had read all over, before he was twelve years old. That Dryden was, in some degree, similarly indebted to Cowley, we may collect from his denominating...eight years of age, was initiated in poetry by the perusal of Ogilby's Homer and Sandys's Ovid; and to the latter he has himself intimated obligations,...
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