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" Time serves not now, and perhaps I might seem too profuse to give any certain account of what the mind at home, in the spacious circuits of her musing, hath liberty to propose to herself, though of highest hope and hardest attempting; whether that epic... "
Essays Biographical, Critical, and Historical, Illustrative of the Tatler ... - Page 34
by Nathan Drake - 1805
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John Milton: 1628-1731

John T. Shawcross - English poetry - 1995 - 439 pages
...had her noble atchievments made small by the unskilfull handling of monks and mechanicks. Time servs not now, and perhaps I might seem too profuse to give...circuits of her musing hath liberty to propose to her self, though of highest hope, and hardest attempting, whether that Epick form whereof the two poems...
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Milton: The life

William Riley Parker - Poets, English - 1996 - 1539 pages
...'elegant and learned reader' the potentialities and best examples of each, beginning with the epic. 'Time serves not now, and perhaps I might seem too...Tasso are a diffuse, and the Book of Job a brief, model . . .' (237). Thus, in his fourth tract, The Reason of Church Government — the first tract...
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The Cambridge Companion to Milton

Dennis Danielson - Literary Criticism - 1999 - 297 pages
...models -classical, biblical, or contemporary - within each category: Time servs not now, and perbaps I might seem too profuse to give any certain account...circuits of her musing hath liberty to propose to her self, though of highest hope, and hardest attempting, whether that Epick form whereof the two poems...
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The English Renaissance: An Anthology of Sources and Documents

Kate Aughterson - Literary Criticism - 2002 - 608 pages
...England hath her nohle achievements made small hy the unskilful handling of monks and mechanics, Times serves not now, and perhaps I might seem too profuse...home, in the spacious circuits of her musing, hath liherty to propose to herself, though of highest hope and hardest atrempting: whether that epic form...
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Lectures Upon Shakspeare

Samuel Taylor Coleridge - 2001
...of his own transcendent ideal. NOTES ON MILTON. 1801* (Hayley quotes the following passage : — ) " Time serves not no"W, and, perhaps, I might seem too...account of what the mind at home, in the spacious circuit of her musing, hath liberty to propose to herself, though of highest hope and hardest attempting...
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Green Thoughts, Green Shades: Essays by Contemporary Poets on the Early ...

Jonathan F. S. Post - Literary Criticism - 2002 - 300 pages
...forty years. It gave him access, as John Milton described it in The Reason of Church Government, to "what the mind at home in the spacious circuits of her musing hath liberty to propose to herself." The term baroque was introduced into critical discourse about art by the German scholar Heinrich Wolfflin....
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A Book I Value: Selected Marginalia

Samuel Taylor Coleridge - Literary Criticism - 2003 - 245 pages
...character of Milton, with a mild energy, a solemn splendor of sentiment and expression peculiar to himself. "Time serves not now, and, perhaps, I might seem too...Tasso, are a diffuse, and the book of Job a brief, model: or whether the rules of Aristotle herein are strictly to be kept, or nature to be followed....
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Complete Poems and Major Prose

John Milton - Poetry - 2003 - 1059 pages
...England hath had her noble achievements made small by the unskilful handling of monks and mechanics.163 Time serves not now, and perhaps I might seem too...of Virgil and Tasso are a diffuse, and the book of Job164 a brief model: or whether the rules of Aristotle161' herein are strictly to be kept, or nature...
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The Major Works

John Milton - Literary Criticism - 2003 - 966 pages
...achievements made small by the unskilful handling of monks and mechanics.0 Time serves not now,0 and perhaps 1 might seem too profuse to give any certain account...two poems of Homer and those other two of Virgil and Tasso0 are a diffuse, and the book of Job a brief model; or whether the rules of Aristotle0 herein...
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Paradise Lost: A Student's Companion to the Poem

Francis C. Blessington - Literary Criticism - 2004 - 164 pages
...imitation and emulation of preferred sources. In his Reason of Church Government, he writes: "Time servs not now, and perhaps I might seem too profuse to give...circuits of her musing hath liberty to propose to her self, though of highest hope, and hardest attempting, whether that Epick form whereof the two poems...
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