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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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The Poems of William Wordsworth, D.C.L., Poet Laureate, Etc. Etc

William Wordsworth - Authors' presentation copies - 1845 - 619 pages
...of our elder writers, I had ahuost said the works of Shakspeare and Milton, are driven into negleet by frantic novels, sickly and stupid German Tragedies,...deluges of idle and extravagant stories in verse. — When I think upon this degrading thirst after outrageous stimulation. I am ahuost ashamed to have...
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The Dublin Review, Volume 31

Nicholas Patrick Wiseman - 1851
...poems, " of our elder writers, I had almost said of Shakspeare and VOL/XXXI.—No. LXII. 1 Milton, are driven into neglect by frantic novels, sickly and...deluges of idle and extravagant stories in verse." Since these words were written, the evil has fearfully increased ; whole libraries of frantic novels...
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Annals of Philadelphia and Pennsylvania: Being a Collection of Memoirs ...

John Fanning Watson - Pennsylvania - 1855
...writers. " The invaluable works of our elder writers, (says Wordsworth,) even Shakspeare and Milton, are driven into neglect by frantic novels, sickly and...deluges of idle and extravagant stories in verse." All the poetic works of Pope and Dryden had to be read numerous times ; and the Essay on Man was frequently...
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Annals of Philadelphia and Pennsylvania, in the Olden Time: Being ..., Volume 1

John Fanning Watson - Pennsylvania - 1857
...The invaluable works of our elder writers, (says Wordsworth,) even Shakspeare and Milton, are drivec into neglect by frantic novels, sickly and stupid...deluges of idle and extravagant stories in verse." All the poetic works of Pope and Dryden had to be read numerous times ; and the Essay on Man was frequently...
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The Poetical Works of William Wordsworth: In Six Volumes, Volume 6

William Wordsworth - 1857
...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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The Earlier Poems of William Wordsworth: Corrected as in the Latest Editions ...

William Wordsworth - English poetry - 1857 - 435 pages
...outrageous stimulation which existed at the time he wrote, and which was manifested in the reading of frantic novels, sickly and stupid German tragedies,...deluges of idle and extravagant stories in verse.* His deliberate pur* Of his poems the author himself says: — "To console the afflicted; to add sunshine...
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The American Quarterly Church Review and Ecclesiastical Register, Volume 18

1867
...invaluable works of our elder writers, I had almost said, even the works of Shakespeare 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 Complete Poetical Works of William Wordsworth

William Wordsworth - 1869 - 704 pages
...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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New Outlook, Volume 58

1898
...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. . . . When I think upon this degrading thirst after outrageous stimulation, I am almost ashamed to...
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The poetical works of William Wordsworth. New and complete ..., Volume 6

William [poetical works] Wordsworth - 1870
...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...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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