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" As I am no successor to Homer in his wit, so neither do I desire to be in his poverty. I can make no rhapsodies, nor go a begging at the Grecian doors, while I sing the praises of their ancestors. The times of Virgil please me better, because he had an... "
The Merry Monarch: Or, England Under Charles II. Its Art, Literature, and ... - Seite 367
von William Henry Davenport Adams - 1885
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The Prose Works of Sir Walter Scott, Bart: Life of Dryden

Walter Scott - 1834
...then pleased both to commend the design, and to encourage it by their commands ; but the unsettledness of my condition has hitherto put a stop to my thoughts...be in his poverty. I can make no rhapsodies, nor go a begging at the Grecian doors, while I sing the praises of their ancestors. The times of Virgil please...
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The Living Age, Band 213

1897
...the support of his patrons will be necessary if be is to devote his whole energies to this new work: "As I am no successor to Homer in his wit, so neither do I desire to be in his poverty." The poem was to have been on the wars of Edward the Black Prince; but probab y owing to lack of the...
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The Waverley Novels: With the Author's Last Corrections and Additions, Band 8

Walter Scott - 1847
...it by their commands; but the iinsettledness of my condition has hitherto put a slop to my thoughte concerning it. As I am no successor to Homer in his...be in his poverty. I can make no rhapsodies, nor go a begging at the Greciaa doors, while I sing the praises of their ancestor«. » Vol. XV. p. 9M. MISCELLANEOUS...
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"Their Majesties' Servants": Annals of the English Stage from Thomas ...

John Doran - 1865 - 459 Seiten
...Ventidius, was superior to anything he had ever composed. Dryden was not a poet for mere love of song. " As I am no successor to Homer in his wit, so neither do I desire to be in his poverty." So he writes to Lord Mulgrave in the dedication to " Aurungzebe," " 'Tisfor your Lordship," he adds,...
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The Miscellaneous Works of Sir Walter Scott, Bart: Life of Dryden

Walter Scott, J. M. W. (Joseph Mallord William) Turner - 1869
...then pleased both to commend the design, and to encourage it by their commands ; but the unsettledness of my condition has hitherto put a stop to my thoughts concerning it. As I am no successor to Burner in his wit, so neither do I desire to be in his poverty. I can make no rhapsodies, nor go a...
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The Poetical Works of John Dryden

John Dryden - 1897 - 662 Seiten
...pleased both to commend the design, and to encourage it by their commands. But the unset tied ness of my condition has hitherto put a stop to my thoughts...neither do I desire to be in his poverty. I can make no one go a begging al the (Grecian doors while I sing the praises of their ancestors. The times of Virgil...
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A first sketch of English literature

Henry Morley - 1873
...then pleas'd both to commend the design, and to encourage it by their commands. But the unsettledness of my condition has hitherto put a stop to my thoughts...am no successor to Homer in his wit, so neither do 1 desire to be in his poverty. I can make no rhapsodies, nor go a-begging at the Graecian doors, while...
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A Manual of English Literature

Henry Morley - 1879 - 665 Seiten
...pleas'd both to commend the •'••-' ---' '• by their commands. But the unsettlednosr nut a. Mop to my thoughts concerning it. As I am no successor...be in his poverty. I can make no rhapsodies, nor go a-hegging at the Grecian doors, while I sing the praises of their ancestors. The times of Virgil please...
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A Manual of English Literature

Henry Morley - 1879 - 665 Seiten
...encourage it by their commands. But the unsettleduess of my condition has hitherto put a slop to in; thoughts concerning it. As I am no successor to Homer...be in his poverty. I can make no rhapsodies, nor go a-hegging at the Grecian doors, while I sing the praises of their ancestors. The times of Virgil please...
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A Manual of English Literature

Henry Morley - 1879 - 665 Seiten
...it by their commands. But the unsettledness of my condition has hitherto put a stop to mr thought* concerning it. As I am no successor to Homer in his wit, so neither do I desire to be iu his poverty. I can make no rhapsodies, imr go a-beggiug at the Grecian daors, white I sing th«...
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