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" Not long ago I began a poem in the style and stanza of Spenser, in which I propose to give full scope to my inclination, and be either droll or pathetic, descriptive or sentimental, tender or satirical, as the humour strikes me; for, if I mistake not,... "
The Gentleman's Magazine - Page 414
1812
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Harper's Magazine, Volume 83

1891
...Dr. Beattie makes the following observation : ' Not long ago I began a poem in the style and stanza of Spenser, in which I propose to give full scope to my inclination, to be either droll or pathetic, descriptivo or sentimental, tender or satirical, as the humor strikes...
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Childe Harold's Pilgrimage: A Romaunt

George Gordon Byron Baron Byron - 1892 - 320 pages
...Beattie makes the following observation : " Not long ago, I began a poem in the style and stanza of Spenser, in which I propose to give full scope...to my inclination, and be either droll or pathetic, descr ptive or sentimental, tender or satirical , as the humour strikes me ; for, if I mistake not....
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The Literature of the Georgian Era

William Minto - 1894 - 362 pages
...intention was, as he says in his preface, following the words of Dr. Beattie, " to give full scope to his inclination, and be either droll or pathetic, descriptive or sentimental, tender or satirical, as the humor struck him." He had intended, in fact, what he afterward accomplished in " Don Juan." And in...
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The Literature of the Georgian Era

William Minto - 1894 - 365 pages
...intention was, as he says in his preface, following the words of Dr. Beattie, " to give full scope to his inclination, and be either droll or pathetic, descriptive or sentimental, tender or satirical, as the humor struck him." He had intended, in fact, what he afterward accomplished in "Don Juan." And in his...
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Childe Harold's Pilgrimage: A Romaunt

George Gordon Byron Baron Byron - 1899 - 282 pages
...Dr. Beattie makes the following observation : " Not long ago, I began a poem in the style and stanza of Spenser, in which I propose to give full scope...composition." ' Strengthened in my opinion by such authority, and by the example of some in the highest order of Italian poets, I shall make no apology for attempts...
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Works, Volume 2

George Gordon Byron Baron Byron - 1899
...Beattie makes the following observation : " Not long ago I began a poem in the style and stanza of Spenser, in which I propose to give full scope...composition." ' Strengthened in my opinion by such authority, and by the example of some in the highest order of Italian poets, I shall make no apology for attempts...
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Selections from the Poetry of Lord Byron

George Gordon Byron Baron Byron - 1900 - 412 pages
...inclination, and be either droll or pathetic, descriptive or sentimental, tender or satirical, as the humor strikes me ; for, if I mistake not, the measure which...composition." Strengthened in my opinion by such authority, and by the example of some in the highest order of Italian poets, I shall make no apology for attempts...
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Adonais

Percy Bysshe Shelley, Arthur Octavius Prickard - 1903 - 162 pages
...Beattie makes the following observation : " Not long ago, I began a poem in the style and stanza of Spenser, in which I propose to give full scope...admits equally of all these kinds of composition." ' Shelley had employed it in the Revolt of Islam (1817) (not to speak of his juvenile Poems by Margaret...
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Adonais

Percy Bysshe Shelley, Arthur Octavius Prickard - 1903 - 162 pages
...Beattie makes the following observation : " Not long ago, I began a poem in the style and stanza of Spenser, in which I propose to give full scope...droll or pathetic, descriptive or sentimental, tender qr satirical, as the humour strikes me ; for, if I mistake not, the measure which I have adopted admits...
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Beattie and His Friends

Margaret Forbes - 1904 - 332 pages
...in the style and stanza of Spenser, in which I propose to give full scope to my inclination, and to be either droll or pathetic, descriptive or sentimental,...the humour strikes me; for, if I mistake not, the manner which I have adopted admits equally of all these kinds of composition. I have written one hundred...
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