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311. Carew. Thomas Carew (c. 1594-c. 1639).
Herrick. Robert Herrick (1591-1674). His poems were edited by Dr.
Grosart in 1876.
Grosart's edition, 1872.
1872-74. 312. Like the mores. "The gay motes that people the sunbeams.' Milton's Il
The squirrel. Book 1. Song s.
Paradise Losi, 1. 591.
editions of the Apologie and Astrophel and Stella. 318. Ford's Version. See Act 1. 1. The Countess of Pembroke's Arcadia was published
Like a gate of steel. Troilus and Cressida 111. 3. [' receives and renders '].
Georgioni, i.e. Giorgione, or Giorgio Barbarella (1477-1511), the great
Venetian painter, 322. Like two grains of wheat. The Merchant of Venice, 1. 1. [hid in two
Have you felt the wool. In The Triumph of Charis. 323. As Mr. Burke said of nobility. Cf. Reflections on the Revolurion in France, ed.
Payne, vol. 11. p. 163. "To be honoured and even privileged by the laws, opinions and inveterate usages of our country, growing out of the prejudice of ages, has nothing to provoke horror and indignation in any man.'
The shipwreck of Pyrochles. Book 1. chap. i. 324. Certainly, as her eyelids. Book 1, chap. i.
Adriano de Armada, in Love's Labour Lost. See the two characteristic
letters of Don Adriano de Armado, in Love's Labour's Lost, Act 1, I., and
325. The reason of their unreasonableness. Don Quixote, I. 1.
Pamelas and Philocleas. Heroines of the Arcadia. 326. Defence of Poetry. An Apologie for Poetry, 1595.
VII. CHARACTER OF LORD BACON'S WORKS, ETC.
One of the wisest. Pope's Essay on Man, Epis. iv. 282.
As in a map. Cowper's Task, vi. 17. 327. Large discourse. Hamlet, iv. 4. 331. Sir Thomas Brown. Sir Thomas Browne (1605-1682). 333. The bosoms and businesses. Dedication to Bacon's Essays,
Find no end. Paradise Lost, 11. 561.
333. Oh alrirudo. Religio Medici, Part I. 'I love to lose myself in a mystery, to
pursue my reason to an ( altitudo!' 334. Differences himself by. Religio Medici, Part I. “But (to difference my self
nearer, and draw into a lesser Circle).'
As it has been said. Cf. the passage quoted later (p. 340) from Coleridge. 339. Mr. Coleridge. See Coleridge's Literary Remains, vol. 11. 1836. On p. 340,
1. 4 the phrase, as written by Coleridge, should be “Sir-Thomas-Brown.
To give us pause. Hamlet, 111. I.
with loathed satiety.'
He saw nature in the elements of its chaos. Religio Medici, Part I. 342. Where
pure Niemi's faery banks [mountains). Thomson's Winter, 875-6. Rains sacrificial roses (whisperings). Timon of Athens, 1. 1.
Some are called at age. Chap. i. $ 3. 343. It is the same. Chap. iii. $ 7.
I have read, and the next two quotations. Chap. i. § 2.
VIII. ON THE SPIRIT OF ANCIENT AND MODERN
LITERATURE, Etc. 345. The Apostate and Evadne. The Apostate (1817) by Richard Lalor Sheil (1791
1851), Evadne (1819).
Drury Lane, Jan. 31, 1805. See Characters of Shakespear's Plays,
The Curfew. Tobin's play was produced at Drury Lane, Feb. 19, 1807, 346. Mr. Lamb's John Woodvil. Published 1802.
There where we have treasured. Cf. S. Matt. vi. 21.
Lamb's John Woodvil, 11. ii. 195-7.
on Hogarth and Shakespeare's tragedies, appeared in 1811.
Cornwall 1787-1874), Dramatic Scenes were published in 1819. 347. The Falcon,
Boccaccio's Decameron, 5th day, 9th story. See Characters of Shakespear's Plays, vol. 1. p. 331, and The Round Table, vol. 1. p. 163. 348. A late number of the Edinburgh Review. The article is by Hazlitt himself, in
the number for Feb. 1816, vol. 26, pp. 68, et seq. Florimel in Spenser. Book 11. 7.
There was magic. Othello, m. 4. 349. Schlegel somewhere compares. Cf. Lectures on Dramatic Art and Literature
(Bohn, 1846) p. 407.
349. So withered. Macbeth, 1. 3.
The descriprion of Belphebe. The Faerie Queene, 11. iii. 21 et seq. 350. All plumed like estriches. Cf. i King Henry IV. 1v. 1. 352. Anires vast.
Othello, 1. 3.
The evidence of things unseen. Hebrews, xi, 1.
The ignorant present time. Macbeth, 1. 5.
The Orphan. By Otway, 1680.
Miss O'Neill. Eliza O'Neill (1791-1872). 356. Hog hath lost his Pearl. 1613.
Addison's Cato. 1713
1691, a Dramatic Opera with music by Purcell. 357. Alexander the Great ... Lee. The Rival Queens (1677) by Nathaniel Lee
(Select Works, ed. Payne, 11, 120).
Act 11. I. 359. The Hughes. John Hughes (1677-1720) author of The Siege of Damascus
1720, and one of the contributors to The Spectator.
Royal Slave (1696).
in 1756. 360. Decorum is the principal thing. "What Decorum is, which is the grand
Master-piece to observe.' Milton on Education, Works, 1738, 1. p. 140.
Shews the very age. Hamlet, 111. 2.
Pure in the last recesses. Dryden's translation from the Second Satire of
There's something rotien. Hamlet, 1. 4. 362. The Sorrows of Werter. Goethe's Sorrows of Werther was finished in 1774.
362. The Robbers. By Schiller, 1781.
It was my wish. Act 11. 2. 363. Don Carlos. 1787.
His Wallenstein. Schiller's, 1799 ; Coleridge's, 1800.
romance was published in 1819 and was received with enthusiasm by the
When in the fine summer evenings. Werther (ed. Bohn), p. 337. 364. As often got without merit. Othello, 11. 3.
SELECT BRITISH POETS
Dates, etc., are not given of those vriters mentioned earlier
the present volume.
See W. C. Hazlitt's Memoirs of William Hazlitt, 11. 197-8, for the few details that are known concerning the origin of this work. It was the opinion of Edward Fitzgerald that ‘Hazlitt's Poets is the best selection I have ever seen.' 367. Dr. Knox. Vicesimus Knox, D.D. (1752-1821), a voluminous and able
author, preacher, and compiler. See Boswell's Johnson, ed. G. B. Hill, iv.
390-1. 368. Baser matter. Hamlet, 1. 5.
Taken him. Romeo and Juliet, 111. 2. 369. Perpetual feast. Comus, 480.
Rich and rare. Cf. Pope, Prologue to Sarires, 171. 371. Daniel. Samuel Daniel, 1562-1619. 372. Cowley. Abraham Cowley, 1618-1667.
Roscommon. Wentworth Dillon, Earl of Roscommon, 1634-1685. His
translation of Horace's Art of Poetry was published in 1680. Pomfret. John Pomfret, 1667-1703. The Choice, 1699. Lord Dorset. Thomas Sackville, Earl of Dorset (c. 1536-1608), author of
the Induction to a Mirror for Magistrates, and joint-author with Thomas
Norton of the tragedy Ferrex and Porrex (Gorboduc). See p. 193, et seq.
Matthew Prior of the parody on Dryden's Hind and Panther, entitled The
Town and Country Mouse. 373. The mob of gentlemen. Pope, Epis. Hor. Ep. 1. Book 11. 108.
Parnell. Thomas Parnell, 1679-1717. He was a friend of Swift and of
Prior. Matthew Prior, 1664-1721. 374. Blair. Robert Blair, 1699-1746. The Grave, 1743.
Ambrose Philips's Pastorals. These appeared in Tonson's Miscellany (1709).
Ambrose Philips's dates are ? 1675-1749. He has his place in The
Dunciad. 375. Mailet. David Mallet, 1700-1765, is best remembered for his fusion of two
old ballads into his William and Margaret, and for his possible authorship of Rule Britannia.
375. Less is meant. Cf. Milton's Il Penseroso, 120.
Lord Thurlow. Edward, second Lord Thurlow (1781-1829), a nephew of
the Lord Chancellor, published Verses on Several Occasions (1812), Ariadne
(1814), and other volumes of poems. 379. Mr. Milman,
Henry Hart Milman, 1791-1868, of Latin Christianity fame was also the author of several dramas and dramatic poems, and of
several well-known hymns.
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