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Page lxviii - Read Homer once, and you can read no more ; For all books else appear so mean, so poor, Verse will seem prose : but still persist to read. And Homer will be all the books you need.
Page xvii - Every one has something so singularly his own, that no painter could have distinguished them more by their features, than the poet has by their manners.
Page lxvi - ... terms as I cannot repeat without vanity. I was obliged to Sir Richard Steele for a very early recommendation of my undertaking to the publick.
Page lix - In a word, the nature of the man may account for his whole performance ; for he appears, from his preface and remarks, to have been of an arrogant turn, and an enthusiast in poetry.
Page lxix - All you need do (says he) is to leave them just as they are ; call on Lord Halifax two or three months hence, thank him for his kind observations on those passages, and then read them to him as altered. I have known him much...
Page iv - ... through an uniform and bounded walk of art, than to comprehend the vast and various extent of nature.
Page lx - I doubt not many have been led into that error by the shortness of it, which proceeds not from his following the original line by line, but from the contractions above mentioned.
Page ix - Statius it bursts out in sudden, short, and interrupted flashes: in Milton it glows like a furnace kept up to an uncommon ardour by the force of art: in Shakespeare it strikes before we are aware, like an accidental fire from heaven: but in Homer, and in him only, it burns everywhere clearly and everywhere irresistibly.