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" Pope, as harmony itself exact, In verse well disciplined, complete, compact, Gave virtue and morality a grace, That, quite eclipsing pleasure's painted face, Levied a tax of wonder and applause, Even on the fools that trampled on their laws. But he (his... "
The Life, and Posthumous Writings, of William Cowper, Esqr - Strona 168
autor: William Hayley - 1805
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English Poems: The restoration and the eighteenth century (1660-1800)

Walter Cochrane Bronson - 1908
...painted face, 40 Levied a tax of wonder and applause, Ev'n on the fools that trampled on their laws. But he (his musical finesse was such— So nice his ear,...delicate his touch) Made poetry a mere mechanic art, 45 And ev'ry warbler has his tune by heart. 1780. 1782. FROM TRUTH Yon ancient'prude, whose withered...
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1730-1784

Charles Wells Moulton - 1910
...painted face, Levied a tax of wonder and applause, E'en on the fools that trampled on tbeir laws. But he (his musical finesse was such, So nice his ear,...poetry a mere mechanic art ; And every warbler has bis tune by heart. — COWPER, WILLIAM, 1782, Table Talk. Pope's works are superabundant with superfluous...
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The Poets' Song of Poets

Anna Sheldon Camp Sneath - 1912 - Liczba stron: 250
...painted face, Levied a tax of wonder and applause, Even on the fools that trampled on their laws. But he, (his musical finesse was such, So nice his ear,...mechanic art, And every warbler has his tune by heart. — WILLIAM COWPER TO MR. POPE To move the springs of nature as we please, To think with spirit, but...
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The Cambridge history of English literature. 11. The period of the French ...

Sir Adolphus William Ward, Alfred Rayney Waller - 1914
...honour of quotation by Bulwer Lytton in his play Money. On a, higher level is his criticism of Pope: But he (his musical finesse was such, So nice his ear,...art, And every warbler has his tune by heart. Cowper himself had the tune by heart, no doubt; but he did not sing it. Using the heroic couplet throughout...
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The Journal of English and Germanic Philology, Tom 18

Gustaf E. Karsten - 1919
...writ, The substitute for genius, sense, and wit. And Pope is to blame, who, "as harmony itself exact," Made poetry a mere mechanic art, And every warbler has his tune by heart.* But Cowper sees still some hope for English poetry. Some originality even now redeems the moderns from...
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The Journal of English and Germanic Philology

Gustaf E. Karsten - 1919
...writ, The substitute for genius, sense, and wit. And Pope is to blame, who, "as harmony itself exact," Made poetry a mere mechanic art, And every warbler has his tune by heart.4 But Cowper sees still some hope for English poetry. Some originality even now redeems the moderns...
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The Poetry of John Dryden

Mark Van Doren - 1920 - Liczba stron: 361
...Parnassus but to please their ear. And finally, Cowper in Table Talk had found Pope wanting because he Made poetry a mere mechanic art, And every warbler has his tune by heart. So that from the beginning there had been no lack of consciousness that heroic verse tended towards...
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The Poetical Works of William Cowper: With a Memoir, Tom 1

William Cowper - 1854
...painted face, Levied a tax of wonder and applause, E'en on the fools that trampled on their laws. But lie (his musical finesse was such, So nice his ear, so...mechanic art ; And every warbler has his tune by heart. Nature imparting her satiric gift, Her serious mirth, to Arbuthnot and Swift, With droll sobriety they...
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The Influence of Milton on English Poetry, Tom 1

Raymond Dexter Havens - 1922 - Liczba stron: 722
...leave it purely mechanical.3 That is exactly what Cowper and others accused Pope of having done: But he (his musical finesse was such, So nice his ear,...mere mechanic art, And every warbler has his tune by heart.4 "Did he not," asks Henry Headley, "stretch his prerogative too far, by reducing them [poetical...
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Outlines of English Literature: With Readings

William Joseph Long - 1925 - Liczba stron: 807
...forgotten. If a poet aspired to fame, he imitated the couplets of Dryden or Pope, who, as Cowper said, Made poetry a mere mechanic art, And every warbler has his tune by heart. Among those who made vigorous protest against the precise and dreary formalism of the age were Collins...
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