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" I was confirmed in this opinion, that he, who would not be frustrate of his hope to write well hereafter in laudable things, ought himself to be a true poem... "
The Prose Works of John Milton: With a Life of the Author - Page 159
by John Milton - 1806
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Milton's Familiar Letters

John Milton - Latin letters, Medieval and modern - 1829 - 120 pages
...superior to all the Roman authors in combining brevity and copiousness— would not be frustrate of his hope to write well hereafter in laudable things, ought...true poem ; that is, a composition and pattern of the most honourable things; not presuming to sing high praises of heroic men or famous cities, unless he...
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The Southern Review, Volume 5

Southern States - 1830
..."And Jong it was not after, when I was confirmed in this opinion, that he who would not be frustrate of bis hope to write well hereafter in laudable things,...that is, a composition and pattern of the best and honorablest things ; not presuming to sing high praise? of heroic men and famous cities, unless he...
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Discourses, Reviews, and Miscellanies

William Ellery Channing - Christianity and religious humanism - 1830 - 603 pages
...usual noble style — ' I was confirmed in this opinion ; that he who would not be frustrate of his hope to write well hereafter in laudable things, ought...that is, a composition and pattern of the best and honorablcst things ; not presuming to sing of high praises of heroic men or famous cities, unless he...
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Discourses, Reviews, and Miscellanies

William Ellery Channing - Christianity and religious humanism - 1830 - 603 pages
...usual noble style — 1 1 was confirmed in this opinion ; that he who would not be frustrate of his hope to write well hereafter in laudable things, ought...that is, a composition and pattern of the best and honorablesl things ; not presuming to sing of high praises of heroic men or famous cities, unless he...
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Memoir and correspondence of ... sir James Edward Smith, Volume 1

lady Pleasance Smith - 1832
...his usual noble style, ' I was confirmed in this opinion, that he who would not be frustrate of his hope to write well hereafter in laudable things, ought...best and honourablest things : not presuming to sing of high praises of heroic men, or famous cities, unless he have in himself the experience and the practice...
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The American Quarterly Observer, Volume 1

Theology - 1833
...an antagonist. He " was confirmed," he says, " in this opinion : that he who would not frustrate his hope to write well hereafter in laudable things, OUGHT...that is, a composition and pattern of the best and honorablest things ; not presuming to sing high praises of heroic men or famous cities, unless he have...
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The Works of Wm. Ellery Channing, Volume 1

William Ellery Channing - Theology - 1835
...his usual noble style— "I was confirmed in this opinion, that he who would not be frustrate of his hope to write well hereafter in laudable things, ought...best and honourablest things; not presuming to sing of high praises of heroic men or famous cities, unless he have in himself the experience and the practice...
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The Prose Works of John Milton

John Milton - 1835 - 976 pages
...long it was not after, when I was confirmed in this opinion, that he who would not be frustrate of his hope to write well hereafter in laudable things, ought...best and honourablest things ; not presuming to sing high praises of heroic men, or famous cities, unless he have in himself the erperience and the practice...
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Select Prose Works, Volume 1

John Milton - 1836 - 2 pages
...long it was not after, when I was confirmed in this opinion, that he who would not be frustrate of his hope to write well hereafter in laudable things, ought...best and honourablest things ; not presuming to sing high praises of heroic men, or famous cities, unless he have in himself the experience and the practice...
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Memorials of Mrs. Hemans: With Illustrations of Her Literary ..., Volume 1

Henry Fothergill Chorley - Electronic book - 1836 - 273 pages
...Milton, who, wisely as forcih.'.y, laid down the principle "that he who would not be frustrate of his hope to write well hereafter, in laudable things,...himself to be a true poem, that is, a composition of the best and honorablest things." Often as this golden wisdom has been neglected by our poets —...
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