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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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A Compendium of English Literature: Chronologically Arranged, from Sir John ...

Charles Dexter Cleveland - English literature - 1865 - 776 pages
...England h.ith had her noble achievements made small by the unskilful handling of monks and mechanics. Time serves not now, and perhaps I might seem too...circuits of her musing, hath liberty to propose to herself,1 though of highest hope and hardest attempting ; whether that epic form whereof the two poems...
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The Elizabethan Dramatists as Critics

David Klein - Criticism - 1963 - 420 pages
...which is commonly compared to a Greek tragedy, Milton classified as an epic poem (ibid., p. 478): . . . that epic form whereof the two poems of Homer, and...Tasso, are a diffuse, and the Book of Job a brief, model. THE PLOT Meres calls Munday "our best plotter," indicating the presentation of a moot topic....
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A Variorum Commentary Of The Poems Of John Milton

Merritt Yerkes Hughes - Literary Criticism - 1975 - 379 pages
...editors. ii In The Reason ofChurch-governement of 1642 occurs Milton's statement about '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 '.20 It has been said that the Hebrews produced no epic poetry, but Charles Jones and Barbara...
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A Critical History of English Literature, Vol. 2, Volume 2

David Daiches - 1979 - 289 pages
...could unite to the adorning of my native tongue," and the kinds of poetry he contemplated writing: Time serves not now, and perhaps I might seem too...hath liberty to propose to herself, though of highest hopes and hardest attempting; whether that epic form whereof the two poems of Homer and those other...
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Marginalia: Camden to Hutton

Samuel Taylor Coleridge - Literary Criticism - 1980 - 1248 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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Selected Prose

John Milton - Fiction - 1985 - 462 pages
...(ie songs) of Pindar and Callimachus, but with Biblical precedents pointedly emphasized. 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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Milton's English Poetry: Being Entries from A Milton Encyclopedia

John T. Shawcross - Poetry - 1986 - 248 pages
...even as Charles Dunster had in 1795, that Milton's rather puzzling reference in RCG to "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" is a serious statement of generic theory with direct applicability to PR. Investigation of the...
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John Milton: The Self and the World

John T. Shawcross - Literary Criticism - 1993 - 358 pages
...decision, are designed to prepare Milton for the "fresh Woods, and Pastures new," for those things which "the mind at home in the spacious circuits of her musing hath liberty to propose to her self, though of highest hope, and hardest attempting" (Reason, 38). Once we consider that Milton's...
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Reading the Classics and Paradise Lost

William Malin Porter - Literary Criticism - 1993 - 222 pages
...as Barrow does in his dedicatory verses, In The Reason of Church Governmenl he speaks of "that Hpick form whereof the two poems of Homer, and those other two of Virgil and 'lasso are a diffuse, and the Book of Job a brief model" lWolfe. i:8i3). The note on "The Verse" ladded...
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Pretexts of Authority: The Rhetoric of Authorship in the Renaissance Preface

Kevin Dunn - Literary Criticism - 1994 - 198 pages
...Milton's time. His poetic ambitions are related to the reader in terms of self-described circuitousness: "Perhaps I might seem too profuse to give any certain...circuits of her musing hath liberty to propose to her self, though of highest hope and hardest attempting" (YM 1, 81:1-13). Again and again, what we...
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