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" The invaluable works of our elder writers, I had almost said the works of Shakespeare and Milton, are driven into neglect by frantic novels, sickly and stupid German Tragedies, and deluges of idle and extravagant stories in verse... "
Critical and Miscellaneous Essays - Page 262
by John Wilson - 1842
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Lyrical Ballads,: With Other Poems. In Two Volumes, Volume 1

William Wordsworth, Samuel Taylor Coleridge - 1800
...The invaluable works of our elder writers, I had almost said the Works of Shakespear and Milton, are driven into neglect by frantic novels, sickly and...deluges of idle and extravagant stories in verse,— When I think upon this degrading thirst after outrageous stimulation I am almost ashamed to have spoken...
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Lyrical Ballads,: With Other Poems. In Two Volumes, Volume 1

William Wordsworth, Samuel Taylor Coleridge - 1800
...The invaluable works of our elder writers, I had almost said the works of Shakespear and Milton, are driven into neglect by frantic novels, sickly and stupid German Tragedies, and deluges bf idle and extravagant stories in verse. — When I think upon this degrading thirst after outrageous...
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Lyrical Ballads: With Pastoral and Other Poems, in Two Volumes, Volume 1

William Wordsworth, Samuel Taylor Coleridge - English poetry - 1802 - 250 pages
...The invaluable works of our elder writers, I had almost said the works of Shakespear and Milton, are driven into neglect by frantic novels, sickly and...deluges of idle and extravagant stories in verse. — When I think upon this degrading thirst after outrageous stimulation, I am almost ashamed to have...
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Lyrical Ballads,: With Pastoral and Other Poems. In Two Volumes, Volume 1

William Wordsworth - 1805
...The invaluable works of our elder writers, I had almost said the works of Shakespear and Milton, are driven into neglect by frantic novels, sickly and...deluges of idle and extravagant stories in verse. — When I think upon this degrading thirst after outrageous stimulation, I am almost ashamed to have...
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The Feast of the Poets: With Notes, and Other Pieces in Verse

Leigh Hunt - English poetry - 1814 - 157 pages
...gratify, the taste of society has become so vitiated and so accustomed to gross stimulants, such as " frantic novels, sickly and stupid German tragedies,...deluges of idle and extravagant stories in verse," as to require the counteraction of some simpler and more primitive food, •which should restore to...
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Poems by William Wordsworth: Including Lyrical Ballads, and the ..., Volume 2

William Wordsworth, Dorothy Wordsworth - 1815
...The invaluable works of our elder writers, I had almost said the works of Shakespear and Milton, are driven into neglect by frantic novels, sickly and...deluges of idle and extravagant stories in verse.— When I think upon this degrading thirst after outrageous stimulation, I am almost ashamed to have spoken...
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Poems, Volume 2

William Wordsworth - 1815
...The invaluable works of our elder writers, I had almost said the works of Shakespear and Milton, are driven into neglect by frantic novels, sickly and...deluges of idle and extravagant stories in verse.— When I think upon this degrading thirst after outrageous stimulation, I am almost ashamed to have spoken...
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The British Critic, Quarterly Theological Review, and ..., Volume 16

1834
...The invaluable works of our elder writers, I had almost said the works of Shakespeare and Milton, are driven into neglect by frantic novels, sickly and...deluges of idle and extravagant stories in verse." We allow to a considerable extent the correctness of this reasoning, but believe it insufficient. We...
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The Poetical Works of William Wordsworth, Volume 2

William Wordsworth - 1840
...The invaluable works of our elder writers, I had almost said the works of Shakspeare and Milton, are driven into neglect by frantic novels, sickly and...Tragedies, and deluges of idle and extravagant stories in verse.—When I think upon this degrading thirst after outrageous stimulation, I am almost ashamed...
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Critical and Miscellaneous Essays, Volume 1

John Wilson - 1842
...the stories, the speeches, the words, the sentences (which are indeed of a breathless length),—and yet, awful to relate, it is only the third part "...Wordsworth himself I consider less a moulding spirit of the jjge A than"a pervertedjjrodjjc.tipn of it. He began to write at the"era^" when men were wearied with...
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