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" without any design except to amuse myself ; and got the languages by hunting after the stories in the several poets I read, rather than read the books to get the languages. I followed everywhere as my fancy led me, and was like a boy gathering flowers... "
Lives of the Illustrious: (the Biographical Magazine). - Page 72
1855
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The Literary chronicle and weekly review, Volume 2, Issues 33-83

1820
...poets. This I did without any design but that of pleasing myself; and got the language* bv hunting after the stories in the several poets I read, rather than read the hooka to get the languages. I followed every where as my fancy led me, and was like a boy gathering...
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The Quarterly Review

William Gifford, Sir John Taylor Coleridge, John Gibson Lockhart, Whitwell Elwin, William Macpherson, William Smith, Sir John Murray (IV), Rowland Edmund Prothero (Baron Ernle) - English literature - 1820
...the stories in the poets I read, rather than read the book to get the language. I followed anywhere as my fancy led me, and was like a boy gathering flowers in the fields and woods, just as they fell in his way. These five or six years I still look upon as the happiest part of my life.' An intelligent...
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The London Quarterly Review, Volume 23

1820
...the stories in the poeti I read, rather than read the book to get the language. I followed any where as my fancy led me, and was like a boy gathering flowers in the fields and woods, just as they fell in his way. These five or six years I still look upon as the happiest part of my life.' An intelligent...
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Observations, Anecdotes, and Characters, of Books and Men

Joseph Spence - Authors, English - 1820 - 302 pages
...poets. This I did without any design but that of pleasing myself; and got the Ianguages by hunting after the Stories in the several poets I read, rather...than read the books to get the languages. I followed every where as my fancy led me, and was like a boy gathering flowers in the woods and fields, just...
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The Quarterly Review

William Gifford, Sir John Taylor Coleridge, John Gibson Lockhart, Whitwell Elwin, William Macpherson, William Smith, Sir John Murray (IV), Rowland Edmund Prothero (Baron Ernle) - English literature - 1820
...the stories in the poets I read, rather than read the book to get the language. I followed anywhere as my fancy led me, and was like a boy gathering flowers in the fields and woods, just as they fell in his way. These five or six years I still look upon as the happiest part of my life.' An intelligent...
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Observations, Anecdotes, and Characters of Books and Men: Collected from ...

Joseph Spence, Edmond Malone - Authors, English - 1820 - 302 pages
...poets. This I did without any design but that of pleasing myself; and got the Ianguages by hunting after the stories in the several poets I read, rather...than read the books to get the languages. I followed every where as my fancy led me, and was like a '.boy gathering flowers in the woods and fields, just...
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Observations, Anecdotes, and Characters, of Books and Men

Joseph Spence - Authors, English - 1820 - 302 pages
...in the several poets I read, rather than read the books to get the languages. I followed every where as my fancy led me, and was like a boy gathering flowers in the woods and fields, just as they fall in his way; and these five or six years I still look upon as the...
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The Works of Alexander Popekesq., with Notes and Illustrations by ..., Volume 1

Alexander Pope - 1824
...that of pleasing himself, and got the languages by hunting after the stories in the several poets he read, rather than read the books to get the languages. "I followed," says he, "every where, as my fancy led me, and was like a boy gathering flowers in the woods and fields...
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The Works of Alexander Pope: Esq. with Notes and Illustrations by ..., Volume 1

Alexander Pope - English literature - 1824
...that of pleasing himself, and got the languages by hunting after the stories in the several poets he read, rather than read the books to get the languages. " I followed," says he, "every where, as my fancy led me, and was like a boy gathering flowers in the woods and fields...
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Letters and Journals of Lord Byron: With Notices of His Life, Volume 1

George Gordon Byron Baron Byron - Poets, English - 1830
...myself," say* Pope, " for which I had a very great eagerness and enthusiasm ; I followed ev -ty where, as my fancy led me, and was like a boy gathering flowers in the fields and woods, just ta they fell in his way. These five or ai.t years I ntill look upon us the happiest part of my life."...
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