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" This Poem being writ in the manner of Spenser, the obsolete words, and a simplicity of diction in some of the lines which borders on the ludicrous, were necessary to make the imitation more perfect. "
The Poetical Works of James Thomson: With His Last Corrections, Additions ... - Page 129
by James Thomson, John Aikin - 1804
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The poetical works of Alexander Pope, ed. with notes and intr. memoir by A.W ...

Alexander Pope - 1869
...most juvenile parodist. Thomson who in his Castle of Indolence considered that 'the obsolete words, and a simplicity of diction in some of the lines,...were necessary to make the imitation more perfect, ' can hardly be said either to have honoured Spenser's poetic name, or raised his own by that elaborate...
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The poetical works of James Thomson. With life, critical diss., and ...

James Thomson - 1873
...writ in the manner of Spenser, the obsolete words, and a simplicity of diction in some of the Hues which borders on the ludicrous, were necessary to...writ in our language ; just as in French the style of Marot, who lived under Francis I., has been used in tales and familial tpistles by the politest writers...
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The Poetical Works of Alexander Pope

Alexander Pope - 1873 - 600 pages
...most juvenile parodist. Thomson who in his Castle of Indolence considered that 'the obsolete words, and a simplicity of diction in some of the lines,...were necessary to make the imitation more perfect,' can hardly be said either to have honoured Spenser's poetic name, or raised his own by that elaborate...
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Chambers's national reading-books, Book 6

Chambers W. and R., ltd - 1877
...writ in the manner of Spenser [cf. ' my master Spenser' (Canto ii., stanza 52)], the obsolete words, and a simplicity of diction in some of the lines,...were necessary, to make the imitation more perfect' (Advertisement). THE CASTLE PORTER. (From The Castle of Indolence, Canto i.) [In 'this delicious nest'...
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The poetical works of James Thomson, ed. with a critical mem. by W.M. Rossetti

James Thomson - 1880
...CASTLE OF INDOLENCE. ADVEETISEMENT. THIS poem being writ in the manner of Spenser, the obsolete words, and a simplicity of diction in some of the lines,...in which he wrote, are, as it were, appropriated by custon. to all allegorical poems writ in our language ; just as in French, the style of Marot, who...
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Dictiony of English literature

William Davenport Adams - 1880
...writer, " being writ in the manner of Spenser, tinobsolete words, and a simplicity of diction in some lines which borders on the ludicrous, were necessary to make the imitation more perfect." " The first canto," says Dr. Johnson, " opens a scene of lazy luxury that fills the imagination." "...
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The poetical works of James Thomson, James Beattie, Gilbert West and John ...

James Thomson - 1881 - 436 pages
...THE CASTLE OF INDOLENCE. CANTO I. [Thi? poem being writ in the manner of Spenser, the obsolete words, and a simplicity of diction in some of the lines,...style of that admirable poet, as well as the measure iu which he wrote, are, as it were, appropriated by custom to all allegorical poems written iu our...
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Taalstudie, Volumes 3-4

1882
...„Advertisement to the C. of Ind."? „This poem being writ in the manner of Spenser, the obsolete words, and a simplicity of diction in some of the lines,...were necessary to make the imitation more perfect." (To be continued) Doesborffh, Jan. 9th, 1882. CJ VOORTMAN. Shall and Will. Continuation. ') § 41....
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English Language and Literary Criticism: English poetry

James Baldwin - 1882
...Thomson, " being writ in the manner of Spenser, the obsolete words, and a simplicity of diction in some lines which borders on the ludicrous, were necessary to make the imitation more perfect." The poem originated in a few disconnected stanzas intended by the author to ridicule his own indolence...
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The Seasons: And The Castle of Indolence

James Thomson - 1891 - 436 pages
...the poem runs as follows : — ' This poem being writ in the manner of Spenser, the obsolete words, and a simplicity of diction in some of the lines which...writ in our language ; just as in French the style of Marot, who lived under Francis the First, has been used in talcs and familiar epistles by the politest...
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