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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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Specimens of English Prose Writers: From the Earliest Times to the Close of ...

George Burnett - Authors, English - 1813
...England hath had her noble achievements made small by the unskilful handling of monks and mechanics. Time serves not now, and perhaps I might seem too...epic form, whereof the two poems Of Homer, and those bther two of Virgil and Tasso are a diffuse, and the book of Job a brief model ; or whether the rules...
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The British Plutarch: Containing the Lives of the Most Eminent ..., Volume 3

Francis Wrangham - Great Britain - 1816
...England hath had her noble achievements made small by the unskilful handling of monks and mechanics. ' Time serves not now, and perhaps I might seem too...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 followed,...
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The Christian Spectator, Volume 1

Theology - 1827
...to execute for the benefit and delight of posterity. The conceptions and language are equally fine. Time serves not now, and perhaps I might seem too...liberty to propose to herself, though of highest hope, nod hardest attempting ; whether that epic form whereof the two poems of Homer, and those other two...
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The Works of the British Poets: With Lives of the Authors, Volume 7

Ezekiel Sanford - English poetry - 1819
...same language in this prose treatise, and in the poem. He says, in the former, that he shall give no ' certain account of what the mind at home, in the spacious...herself, though of highest hope and hardest attempting;' and he opens the third book of Paradise Lost, with telling us, that he had been 'taught by the heavenly...
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The Philomathic journal, Volume 1

Philomathic institution - 1824
...and confident thoughts," was to be one " of highest hope and hardest attempting; whether (says he) that epic form whereof the two poems of Homer, 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 followed,...
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The Poetical Works of John Milton: With Notes of Various Authors ..., Volume 3

John Milton - 1824
...Reason of Church- Government he thus delivers his sentiments. ' Time serves not now, and per' haps I might seem too profuse ' to give any certain account...spacious circuits of her ' musing, hath liberty to pro' pose to herself, though of high' est hope, and hardest attempt' ing; whether that epic form '...
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Examples of English Prose: From the Reign of Elizabeth to the Present Time ...

George Walker - English prose literature - 1825 - 615 pages
...England hath had her noble achievements made small by the unskilful handling of monks and mechanics. Time serves not now, and perhaps I might seem too...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 followed,...
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A Selection from the English Prose Works of John Milton, Volume 1

John Milton - 1826
...England hath had her noble achievements made small by the unskilful handling of monks and mechanics. Time serves not now, and perhaps I might seem too...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 ftfllowed,...
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Some Account of the Life and Writings of John Milton: Derived Principally ...

Henry John Todd - Poets, English - 1826 - 370 pages
...is too sublime and interesting to be read again and again without renewed and enereased delight. " x Time serves not now, and, perhaps, I might seem too...highest hope and hardest attempting ; whether that epick form, whereof the two poems of Homer, and those other two of Virgil and Tasso, are a diffuse,...
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The Poetical Works of John Milton: With Notes of Various Authors, Volume 1

John Milton - 1826
...is too sublime and interesting to be read again and again without renewed and encreased delight " * Time serves not now, and, perhaps, I might seem too...highest hope and hardest attempting; whether that epick form, whereof the two poems of Homer, and those other two of Virgil and Tasso, are a diffuse,...
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