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The Prose Works of John Milton: With a Life of the Author - Page 116
by John Milton, Charles Symmons - 1806
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A Variorum Commentary Of The Poems Of John Milton

Merritt Yerkes Hughes - Literary Criticism - 1975 - 379 pages
...editors. ii In The Reason ofChurch-governement of 1642 occurs Milton's statement about 'that Epick form whereof the two poems of Homer, and those other two of Virgil and Tasso are a diffuse, and the book of Job a brief model '.20 It has been said that the Hebrews produced no epic...
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A Critical History of English Literature: Shakespeare to Milton, Volume 2

David Daiches - 1979 - 289 pages
...adorning of my native tongue," and the kinds of poetry he contemplated writing: Time serves not now, and perhaps I might seem too profuse to give any certain...hath liberty to propose to herself, though of highest hopes and hardest attempting; whether that epic form whereof the two poems of Homer and those other...
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Marginalia: Camden to Hutton

Samuel Taylor Coleridge - Literary Criticism - 1980 - 1207 pages
...mild energy, a solemn splendor of sentiment and expression peculiar to himself. "Time serves not now, and, perhaps, I might seem too profuse to give any...Homer, and those other two of Virgil and Tasso, are a diffuse, and the book of Job a brief, model ; or whether the rules of Aristotle herein are strictly...
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Selected Prose

John Milton - Fiction - 1985 - 462 pages
...(ie songs) of Pindar and Callimachus, but with Biblical precedents pointedly emphasized. that Epick form whereof the two poems of Homer, and those other two of Virgil and Tasso are a diffuse, and the book of Job a brief model: or whether the rules of Aristotle herein are strictly to...
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Milton's English Poetry: Being Entries from A Milton Encyclopedia

William Bridges Hunter - Poetry - 1986 - 248 pages
...even as Charles Dunster had in 1795, that Milton's rather puzzling reference in RCG to "that Epick form whereof the two poems of Homer, and those other two of Virgil and Tasso are a diffuse, and the book of Job a brief model" is a serious statement of generic theory with direct applicability...
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John Milton: The Self and the World

John T. Shawcross - Literary Criticism - 1993 - 358 pages
...decision, are designed to prepare Milton for the "fresh Woods, and Pastures new," for those things which "the mind at home in the spacious circuits of her musing hath liberty to propose to her self, though of highest hope, and hardest attempting" (Reason, 38). Once we consider that Milton's...
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Reading the Classics and Paradise Lost

William Malin Porter - Literary Criticism - 1993 - 222 pages
...as Barrow does in his dedicatory verses, In The Reason of Church Governmenl he speaks of "that Hpick form whereof the two poems of Homer, and those other two of Virgil and 'lasso are a diffuse, and the Book of Job a brief model" lWolfe. i:8i3). The note on "The Verse" ladded...
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Pretexts of Authority: The Rhetoric of Authorship in the Renaissance Preface

Kevin Dunn - Literary Criticism - 1994 - 198 pages
...Milton's time. His poetic ambitions are related to the reader in terms of self-described circuitousness: "Perhaps I might seem too profuse to give any certain...circuits of her musing hath liberty to propose to her self, though of highest hope and hardest attempting" (YM 1, 81:1-13). Again and again, what we...
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John Milton: 1628-1731, Volume 1; Volumes 1628-1731

John T. Shawcross - 1995 - 439 pages
...noble atchievments made small by the unskilfull handling of monks and mechanicks. Time servs not now, and perhaps I might seem too profuse to give any certain...circuits of her musing hath liberty to propose to her self, though of highest hope, and hardest attempting, whether that Epick form whereof the two poems...
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Milton: The life

William Riley Parker, Gordon Campbell - Religion - 1996 - 1539 pages
...reader' the potentialities and best examples of each, beginning with the epic. 'Time serves not now, and perhaps I might seem too profuse to give any certain...Homer and those other two of Virgil and Tasso are a diffuse, and the Book of Job a brief, model . . .' (237). Thus, in his fourth tract, The Reason of...
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