Johnson"s lives of the poets by Samuel Johnson

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Published by Kegan Paul, Trench, Trübner in London .

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Statementwith notes and introduction by Arthur Waugh.
ContributionsWaugh, Arthur.
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Pagination6 vols
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Open LibraryOL13749777M

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THE LIVES OF THE POETS. Such was the simple and unpretending advertisement that announced the Lives of the English Poets; a work that gave to the British nation a new style of biography.

Johnson's decided taste for this species of writing, and his familiarity with the works of those whose lives he has recorded,1/ Johnson has also not Johnsons lives of the poets book animadversion for entitling his collection The Lives of the English Poets, when he has taken so confined a range.

It must be remembered, that he only professed, in the first instance, to prefix lives to the works which the booksellers chose to publish; he was, therefore, confined to a task, at which he more than. The Lives of the Poets by Johnson, S and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at   Johnson's Lives of the Poets - Volume 1 by Samuel Johnson Johnson's "Lives of the Poets" were written to serve as Introductions to a trade edition of the works of poets whom the booksellers selected for republication.

Sometimes, therefore, they dealt briefly with men in whom the public at large has long ceased to be : Johnson's Lives of the Poets - Volume 1 Samuel Johnson. History/Biographies; Though the book is interesting mainly on Donne (under the section on Cowley), Milton, Dryden and Addison, Johnson is a great critic and a pleasure to read in his own right.

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Each of Johnson’s ‘Lives’ is an example of critical biography, with the biography coming first, followed by a critical appraisal of the poet’s works. And seldom has the word ‘critical’ been more apt. Reading the Lives of the Poets, one begins to wonder exactly what poetry Johnson does like.

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It is the common practice of our poets to end the second line with a weak or grave syllable:— 'Together o'er the Alps methinks we fly, Filled with ideas of fair Italy. —Pope: 'Epistle to Jervas.' Dryden sometimes puts the weak rhyme in the first:— Laugh Laugh all the powers that favour tyranny, And all the standing army of the sky.'.

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JOHNSON is the great representative of English literature during the latter half of the eighteenth century. For many years he was a literary dictator, and few men ventured to question his judgment or his taste.

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