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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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A Manual of English Literature

Henry Morley - 1879 - 665 Seiten
...encourage it by their commands. But the unsettledness of niy condition has hitherto put a stop to mj thoughts concerning it. As I am no successor to Homer in his wit, so neither do I desire to he in his poverty. I can make no rhapsodies, nor go a-begging at the Grecian doors, while I sing the...
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The Works of John Dryden, Band 1

John Dryden, George Saintsbury, Walter Scott - 1882 - 459 Seiten
...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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Lives of Eminent Novelists and Dramatists

Walter Scott - 1887 - 617 Seiten
...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 Homer in hia wit, so neither do I desire to be in his poverty. I can make no rhapsodies, nor go a begging at...
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The Poetical Works of John Dryden: Edited with a Memoir, Revised Text, and Notes

John Dryden, William Dougal Christie - 1893 - 662 Seiten
...then pleased both to cummend the design, and to encourage it by their commands. But the unsettledness of my condition has hitherto put a stop to my thoughts...wit, so neither do I desire to be in his poverty. 1 can make no one go a begging at the Giecian doors while I sing the prai&cs of their ancestors. The...
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The Living Age, Band 213

1897
...the support of his patrons will be necessary if he 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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Macmillan's Magazine, Band 75

1897
...support of his patrons will be necessary if he 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 probably owing to lack of the...
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The Poetical Works of John Dryden

John Dryden - 1900 - 559 Seiten
...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...I am no successor to Homer in his wit, so neither dp I desire to be in his poverty. I can make no one go a begging at the Grecian doors while I sing...
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A first sketch of English literature. With suppl. to the end of queen ...

Henry Morley - 1912
...then pleas'd both to commend the design, and to encourage it by their commands. But the unsettledness m wholesome, adds thereby to the strength of England,...work of the nineteenth century. Having gained, sa l desire to be in his poverty. I can make no rhapsodies, nor go a-begging at the Grecian doors, while...
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The Poetical Works of John Dryden

John Dryden - 1909 - 1056 Seiten
...being eoucern'd in the action. . . . But the unsettledness of my condition has hitherto put a •top g churl had found, and thence By stealth convey'd th' unfeatber'd innocence. fur his patron ; and, to draw the allegory nearer you, I am sure I shall not want a Maecenas with him."...
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Pamphlets in Philology and the Humanities, Band 12

1892
...decline of royal favor. In the dedication of Aureng-Zebe, addressing Lord Mulgrave, Dryden wrote : "As I am no successor to Homer in his wit, so neither...times of Virgil please me better, because he had an AugustusJbr his patron ; and, to draw the allegory nearer you, I am sure I shall not want a Maecenas...
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