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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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Types of English Drama, 1660-1780

David Harrison Stevens - 1923 - 920 Seiten
...then pleased, both to commend, the design and to encourage it by their commands. But the unsettledness serviceable VirgiJ please me better, because he had an Augustus for his patron ; and, to draw the allegory nearer...
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The Poet and His Audience

Ian Jack, Jan Jack, ERNEST N. MCCARUS, Professor of English Ian Jack, PETER T. BOAG - 1984 - 198 Seiten
...clearly Dryden's conception of the situation proper to an official poet than the following sentences: As I am no successor to Homer in his wit, so neither do I desire to be in his poverty . . . The times of Virgil please me better, because he had an Augustus for his patron. And to draw...
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