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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 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...necessary to make the imitation more perfect. And v the style of that admirable poet, as well as the measure in which he wrote, are, as it were, appropriated...
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The Famous Allegories

James Baldwin - 1893 - 304 pages
...ween,3 a lovely spot of ground ; 1 " This poem being writ in the manner of Spenser, the obsolete words, and a simplicity of diction in some of the lines,...wrote, are, as it were, appropriated by custom to allegorical poems writ in our language; just as in French the style of Marot, who lived under Francis...
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The Beginnings of the English Romantic Movement: A Study in Eighteenth ...

Phelps, William Lyon Phelps - 1893 - 192 pages
...Shenstone's notions. He says, " This poem being written 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." We can only wish that Thomson had seen fit to give free expression to his -love for Spenser, and omitted...
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The Poetical Works of Alexander Pope

Alexander Pope - 1893 - 505 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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The Beginnings of the English Romantic Movement: A Study in Eighteenth ...

Phelps, William Lyon Phelps - 1893 - 192 pages
...Shenstone's notions. He says, " This poem being written 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." We can only wish that Thomson had seen fit to give free expression to his love for Spenser, and omitted...
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The Beginnings of the English Romantic Movement: A Study in Eighteenth ...

William Lyon Phelps - 1893 - 192 pages
...Shenstone's notions. He says, " This poem being written 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." We can only wish that Thomson had seen fit to give free expression to his love for Spenser, and omitted...
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The Poetical Works of Alexander Pope

Alexander Pope - 1893 - 505 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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The Ridpath Library of Universal Literature ...: A Biographical ..., Volume 22

John Clark Ridpath - 1898
...Indolence, the author says : "This poem, being written in the manner of Spenser, the obsolete words and a simplicity of diction in some of the lines which...were necessary to make the imitation more perfect." The poem is divided into two cantos, having respectively seventy-eight and seventy-nine stanzas. The...
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The Complete Poetical Works of James Thomson

James Thomson - 1908 - 516 pages
...is given here.] ADVERTISEMENT This Poem being •writ in the manner of Spenser, the obsolete words, and a simplicity of diction in some of the lines -which...in our language — just as in French the style of Marot, who lived under Francis I, has been used in tales and familiar epistles by the politest writers...
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English Poems: The restoration and the eighteenth century (1660-1800)

Walter Cochrane Bronson - 1908
...stanzas 1-11, 19-22, 24-29, 33-43. "This poem being writ in the manner of Spenser, the obsolete words, and a simplicity of diction in some of the lines,...writ in our language; just as in French the style of Marot, who lived under Francis I, has been used in tales and familiar epistles by the politest writers...
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