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" ... subjected the minds of the greatest poets in those countries too much to the bondage of definite form; from which the Hebrews were preserved by their abhorrence of idolatry. This abhorrence was almost as strong in our great epic Poet, both from circumstances... "
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Prefaces and Essays on Poetry: With a Letter to Lady Beaumont

William Wordsworth - Poetry - 1892 - 120 pages
...as strong in our great epic Poet, both from circumstances of his life, and from the constitu25 tion of his mind. However imbued the surface might be with...and all things tended in him towards the sublime. Spenser, of a gentler nature, maintained his freedom by aid of his allegorical spirit, at one time...
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The Poetical Works of William Wordsworth, Volume 5

William Wordsworth - 1893
...abhorrence was almost as strong in our great epic Poet, both from circumstances of his life, and from the constitution of his mind. However imbued the surface...and all things tended in him towards the sublime. Spenser, of a gentler nature, maintained his freedom by aid of his allegorical spirit, at one time...
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An Answer to the Question 'what is Poetry?': Including Remarks on Versification

Leigh Hunt - Poetry - 1893 - 98 pages
...abhorrence was almost as strong in our great epic Poet, both from circumstances of his life, and from the constitution of his mind. However imbued the surface...Hebrew in soul ; and all things tended in him towards 10 the sublime. Spenser, of a gentler nature, maintained his freedom by aid of his allegorical spirit,...
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Milton's Paradise Lost: Books I and II

John Milton - 1896 - 201 pages
...epic Poet, both from circumstances of his life, and from the constitution of his mind. However indued the surface might be with classical literature, he...was a Hebrew in soul ; and all things tended in him toward the sublime. SONNET ON MILTON. MILTON! thou should' st be living at this hour ; England hath...
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Milton's Paradise Lost: Books I and II

John Milton - 1896 - 201 pages
...epic Poet, both from circumstances of his life, and from the constitution of his mind. However indued the surface might be with classical literature, he...was a Hebrew in soul ; and all things tended in him toward the sublime. SONNET ON MILTOJT. MILTON! thou should' st be living at this hour ; England hath...
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Paradise Lost, Books 1-2

John Milton - 1896 - 210 pages
...epic Poet, both from circumstances of his life, and from the constitution of his mind. However indued the surface might be with classical literature, he...was a Hebrew in soul ; and all things tended in him toward the sublime. SONNET ON MILTON. MILTON! thou should'st be living at this hour ; England hath...
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Wordsworth's Literary Criticism

William Wordsworth - Authors, English - 1905 - 260 pages
...abhorrence was almost as strong in our great epic Poet, both from circumstances of his life, and from the constitution of his mind. However imbued the surface...and all things tended in him towards the sublime. Spenser, of a gentler nature, maintained his freedom, by aid of his allegorical spirit, at one time...
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Die belesenheit von Willam Wordsworth

K. Lienemann - 1908 - 259 pages
...great epic poet" sei der Abscheu vor Götzendienst ebenso stark gewesen wie in den Seelen der Hebräer. "However imbued the surface might be with classical...and all things tended in him towards the sublime" (Vorrede 1815 K IV 323). W teilte Milton's Abneigung gegen den Anthropomorphismus der heidnischen Religion...
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Critical Essays of the Early Nineteenth Century

Raymond Macdonald Alden - Criticism - 1921 - 410 pages
...abhorrence was almost as strong in our great epic poet, both from circumstances of his life and from the constitution of his mind. However imbued the surface...and all things tended in him towards the sublime. Spenser, of a gentler nature, maintained his freedom by aid of his allegorical spirit, at one time...
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The Harvard Classics, Volume 39

Charles William Eliot - Literature - 1909
...abhorrence was almost as strong in our great epic Poet, both from circumstances of his life, and from the constitution of his mind. However imbued the surface...and all things tended in him towards the sublime. Spenser, of a gentler nature, maintained his freedom by aid of his allegorical spirit, at one time...
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