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" Who now reads Cowley ? if he pleases yet, His moral pleases, not his pointed wit; Forgot his Epic, nay Pindaric art, But still I love the language of his heart. "
The British Poets: Including Translations ... - Page 40
by British poets - 1822
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Heroes of Literature: English Poets. A Book for Young Readers

John Dennis - Poets, English - 1883 - 406 pages
...Westminster Abbey. Year by year, however, his fame declined, and seventy years later Pope exclaimed — " Who now reads Cowley ? If he pleases yet, His moral pleases, not his pointed wit." We may safely say that few readers in our day gain pleasure either from his wit or his moral. This...
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The Life and Works of William Cullen Bryant ...

William Cullen Bryant - American poetry - 1884
...reads Cowley ? " was the question asked by Alexander Pope seventy years after Abraham Cowley died — " Who now reads Cowley ? if he pleases yet, His moral...art, But still I love the language of his heart." And yet even after Pope's time there were a few who still read the elder poet. Among them was Cowper,...
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Prose Writings of William Cullen Bryant: Essays, tales, and orations

William Cullen Bryant - American literature - 1884 - 424 pages
...reads Cowley ? " was the question asked by Alexander Pope seventy years after Abraham Cowley died — " Who now reads Cowley ? if he pleases yet, His moral...art, But still I love the language of his heart." And yet even after Pope's time there were a few who still read the elder poet. Among them was Cowper,...
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The Liberal Movement in English Literature

William John Courthope - English literature - 1885 - 240 pages
...style in the four verses in which he sums up the merits of Cowley, a really noble and elevated spirit : Who now reads Cowley ? If he pleases yet, His moral...art ; But still I love the language of his heart. There is the truth of the matter. The poetry of the seventeenth century ' wants heart.'1 Two 1 I am,...
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American Literary Criticism, Selected and Ed: With an Introductory Essay

William Morton Payne - American essays - 1904 - 318 pages
...Who now reads Cowley ? If he pleases yet, His moral pleases, n9t his pointed wit; Forgot his Elic, nay, Pindaric art, But still I love the language of his heart. Yet surely, surely, they were famous men ! What boy but hears the sayings of old Ben? In all debates where critics bear...
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Introduction to English Literature, with Suggestions for Further Reading and ...

Franklin Verzelius Newton Painter - 1905 - 700 pages
...entirely eclipsed that of Milton. Posterity has reversed this estimate; and we may now ask with Pope: — "Who now reads Cowley? If he pleases yet, His moral...pointed wit; Forgot his epic, nay, Pindaric art." But the neglect into which he has fallen seems not wholly deserved. He was the most popular poet of his...
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Horace

William Tuckwell - Poets, Latin - 1905 - 88 pages
...affects us slightly, for of Naevius we know nothing; Pope substitutes awriter known and admired still : Who now reads Cowley? if he pleases yet, His moral pleases, not his pointed wit; Forget his Epic, nay, Pindaric art, But still I love the language of his heart. Horace tells how the...
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Introduction to English Literature: With Suggestions for Further Reading and ...

Franklin Verzelius Newton Painter - English literature - 1906 - 700 pages
...entirely eclipsed that of Milton. Posterity has reversed this estimate; and we may now ask with Pope : — "Who now reads Cowley? If he pleases yet, His moral...pointed wit; Forgot his epic, nay, Pindaric art." But the neglect into which he has fallen seems not wholly deserved. He was the most popular poet of his...
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Cowley (1618) to Burns (1759)

Sir William Robertson Nicoll, Thomas Seccombe - England - 1907
...From the Painting by Alexander Nasmyth A HISTORY OF ENGLISH LITERATURE CHAPTER VI TBANSiTiONAL POETS "Who now reads Cowley? if he pleases yet His moral...Pindaric art! But still i love the language of his heart" < —'Pope. Cowley — Waller — Marvell — Rochester, Sedley, and Dorset — The Westminster wits...
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Samuel Richardsons belesenheit: Eine literarische Untersuchung

Erich Poetzsche - 1907 - 107 pages
...«Harriet's» fur «your bright». 3) Auch Pope hatte 1737 an Cowley in den folgenden Versen erinnert: Who now reads Cowley? If he pleases yet, His moral...Pindaric art, But still I love the language of his heart. been laid under my cushion in our seat, at Church, two Sundays ago, by some unknown hand; The Verses...
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