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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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A Book of English Literature, Selected and Ed, Volume 2

Franklyn Bliss Snyder - English literature - 1916 - 889 pages
...invaluable works .of our elder writers, I had almost said the works of Shakespeare [160 and Milton, are nd I saw a boat appear. "The pilot, and the pilot's boy, I heard — When I think upon this degrading thirst after outrageous stimulation, I am almost ashamed to have...
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English Prose and Poetry (1137-1892)

John Matthews Manly - English literature - 1916 - 792 pages
...The invaluable works of our elder writers, I had almost said the works of Shakspeare and Milton, are V / — When I think upon this degrading thirst after outrageous stimulation, I am almost ashamed to have...
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English Prose and Poetry (1137-1892)

John Matthews Manly - English literature - 1916 - 792 pages
...The invaluable works of our elder writers, I had almost said the works of Shakspeare and Milton, are pple-sinew'd, they shall dive, and they shall run,...hair, and hurl their lances in the sun ; 170 Whist — When I think upon this degrading thirst after outrageous stimulation, I am ' almost ashamed to...
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English Critical Essays (nineteenth Century)

Edmund David Jones - Criticism - 1924 - 610 pages
...The invaluable works of our elder writers, I had almost said the works ol 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...
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The Harvard Classics, Volume 39

Charles William Eliot - Literature - 1909
...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 have...
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Keats, Narrative and Audience: The Posthumous Life of Writing

Andrew Bennett - Literary Criticism - 1994 - 254 pages
...reviewers when he complains of the 'savage torpor' of the modern mind caused (in part) by the reading of 'frantic novels, sickly and stupid German Tragedies,...deluges of idle and extravagant stories in verse' (LB, p. 249). 3 Underlying such attacks is the recognition of a fundamental opposition between the...
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The Columbia History of British Poetry

Carl R. Woodring, James Shapiro - Literary Criticism - 2007 - 732 pages
...retrospective view of the issues involved. When Wordsworth refers (in his 1800 Preface to Lyrical Ballads) to "frantic novels, sickly and stupid German Tragedies,...deluges of idle and extravagant stories in verse," he is reflecting on literary work of the 1790s that Lewis epitomized and fostered. No text illustrates...
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Gothic Bodies: The Politics of Pain in Romantic Fiction

Steven Bruhm - Literary Criticism - 1994 - 181 pages
...Plain poems border on the "application of gross and violent stimulants" which are the property of those "frantic novels, sickly and stupid German Tragedies, and deluges of idle and extravagant stories" (Prose I, 1 28 ) that the older Wordsworth so intensely disliked, and which the later Prelude tries...
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A Defense of Poetry: Reflections on the Occasion of Writing

Paul H. Fry - Poetry - 1995 - 255 pages
...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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Romantic Women Writers: Voices and Countervoices

Paula R. Feldman, Theresa M. Kelley - Literary Criticism - 1995 - 326 pages
...could confront, precisely of the sort that Wordsworth castigated in the "Preface" for its fondness for "frantic novels, sickly and stupid German Tragedies,...deluges of idle and extravagant stories in verse." 12 If the selection and presentation of poems published in the Morning Post managed in a small way...
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