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" Horace's wit, and Virgil's state, He did not steal, but emulate! And when he would like them appear, •/ Their garb, but not their clothes, did wear... "
Poems and Translations: With the Sophy, a Tragedy - Seite 86
von Sir John Denham - 1709 - 330 Seiten
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The English Poets: Selections with Critical Introductions, Band 2

Thomas Humphry Ward - 1905
...slower nature got the start ; But both in him so equal are, None knows which bears the happiest share ; To him no author was unknown, Yet what he wrote was...own. He melted not the ancient gold, Nor, with Ben Jonson, did make bold To plunder all the Roman stores Of poets and of orators. Horace's wit and Virgil's...
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Lives of the English Poets: Swift-Lyttelton

Samuel Johnson - 1905
...what he writ was all his own.' Ib. xiv. 329. The last line is from Denham's elegy on Cowley : — ' To him no author was unknown, Yet what he wrote was all his own.' Ante, COWLEY, 172. For the dislike of Swift and Gay 1 to write upon other folks' hints ' see ante,...
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English Poetry (1170-1892).

John Matthews Manly - 1907 - 580 Seiten
...slower nature got the start; But both in him so equal are, None knows which bears the happiest share; To him no author was unknown, Yet what he wrote was all his own ; 30 He melted not the ancient gold, Nor, with Ben Jonson, did make bold To plunder all the Roman stores...
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1639-1729

Charles Wells Moulton - 1910
...RUSSELL, 1851, Recollections of A Literary Life, p. 46. GENERAL To him no author was unknown, Yet what lie wrote was all his own ; He melted not the ancient gold, Nor with Ben Jouson, did make bold To plunder all the Roman stores Of poets and of orators. • Horace's wit and...
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Century Readings for a Course in English Literature, Band 1

John William Cunliffe, James Francis Augustin Pyre, Karl Young - 1910 - 1143 Seiten
...slower Nature got the start; But both in him so equal are, None knows which bears the happiest share ; To him no author was unknown, Yet what he wrote was all his own ; 3° He melted not the ancient gold, Nor, with Ben Jonson, did make bold To plunder all the Roman...
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Essay on Milton

Thomas Babington Macaulay Baron Macaulay - 1914 - 128 Seiten
...among which was the " Elegy on Cowley," to which Macaulay here refers. The passage is as follows : " To him no author was unknown Yet what he wrote was...own. He melted not the ancient gold, Nor, with Ben Jonson, did make bold To plunder all the Roman stores Of poets, and of orators. Horace's wit and Virgil's...
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The Library of Poetry and Song, Band 3

William Cullen Bryant - 1925 - 1100 Seiten
...slower nature got the start ; But both in him so equal are, None knows which bears the happiest share ; To him no author was unknown, Yet what he wrote was all hia own Elegy o* Cmliy. Sit J. DfcNHAU. EABL OF MARLBOKOUOH. [Lord-President of the Council to Kingjauies...
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Critical Assumptions

Kenneth Knowles Ruthven - 1984 - 276 Seiten
...piquant that this protestation of independence should have been cribbed - from Denham's elegy on Cowley: To him no author was unknown, Yet what he wrote was all his own.27 The word 'plagiarist' is first recorded in 1598, when John Hall called one of Petrarch's many...
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Encyclopedia of Literary Translation Into English: A-L

O. Classe, [Anonymus AC02468681] - 2000 - 1714 Seiten
...heir of his Roman predecessors. Sir John Denham's praise of Cowley seems to have been representative: To him no author was unknown, Yet what he wrote was all his own; Horace's wit, and Virgil's state, He did not steal, but emulate! Samuel Johnson, in his Lives of the...
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Faking Literature

K. K. Ruthven - 2001 - 237 Seiten
...Birbeck Hill, sourced it to a couplet in Sir John Denham's elegy on the death of Abraham Cowley (1667): 'To him no author was unknown / Yet what he wrote was all his own'.82 Swift's unrivalled reputation as an ironist encourages us to assume that his plagiarism of...
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