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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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The Poetics of Melancholy in Early Modern England

Douglas Trevor - Literary Criticism - 2004 - 252 pages
...Church-Government at the beginning of his consideration of genres suitable to be employed by the ambitious poet, "and perhaps I might seem too profuse to give any...circuits of her musing hath liberty to propose to her self (CPW 1.812-813). Milton offers a circular trajectory here which originates with his own isolated...
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Paradise Lost, 1668-1968: Three Centuries of Commentary

Prof Earl Miner, Earl Roy Miner, William Moeck, Steven Edward Jablonski - Literary Criticism - 2004 - 510 pages
...liberty to propose to her self, though of highest hope, and hardest attempting, whether that Epick form whereof the two poems of Homer, and those other...and 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 follow 'd,...
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