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Bestow thy poppy upon wakeful woe Sickness and sorrow, whose pale lids Thy downy finger; dwell upon their
Shut in their tears, shut out their m I have already extracted largely poetry, or it would be easy to mult new and pleasing similes, and metap niously constructed. He was not alw. contrasted with his own, is very noble :
Between his Latin and English poem little difference. In the versification he imitated the epigrammatic turns of Mart
His character of tr
No rapture makes it live Drest in the glorious madness of a Whose feet can walk the milky way Her starry throne, and held up an e To lift me from my lazy urn, and cl Upon the stooped shoulders of old And trace eternity.
of pretty beads.
IN S. COLUMBAM AD CHRISTI CAPUT
Hunc nive plus niveum cui dabit illa
Qua ludit densæ blandior umbra como Illic arcano quid non tibi murmure nare
(Murmure mortales non imitante song Sola avis hæc nido hoc non est indigna
Solus nidus hic est hac bene dignus a TO THE Sacred DOVE ALIGHTING ON THE HEA
On whom doth this blest bird its wings o
Where will it suffer its white feet to res O Jesus, hovering o'er thy hallowed head
Within thy hair's sweet shade, it seeks In these translations I have endeavoured to be as lit
Ito any extracted largely from Cratori
Ja starry throne, and hold up an exalted arm
ou the stooped shoulders of old time,
Kerince. In the versification he appears to bare
diwa'an, Fhose pale lids ne'er Law 1, iFell upon their eyes,
s shut out their miseries! MT smiles, and metaphors most in mert He was not always the street Postin the glorious madness of a muse, Jis féet can walk the milky way,
et sa vad be easy to multiply instances i
His character of true poetic gece mit bis own, is very noble :
No capture makes it live
galit me from my lazy urn, and climb
Add trace eternity.
There does it breathe a mystic song to Thee,
A melody unlike all earthly sound;
In C&TUM OMNIUM SANCTORUM.
Jam potuit vestris inseruisse polis.
Spesque per obstantes expatiata vias.
Nocte nec alternâ, dimigiata dies,
O nix virginew non temeranda togæ !
TO THE ASSEMBLY OF ALL THE Saints.
from me! The name of Cowley is associated with the history of Crashaw; he spoke of himself as one whom Crashaw was "80 humble to esteem, so good to love." And Crashaw, when he sent “two green apricots" to his friend, poured out the sincere praise of his attachment. He was considered an imitator of Cowley, but they resembled each other only in their love of conceits. Of Cowley's boyish rhymes, a modern critic cannot be
this Latin and English poems there is very
-ize epigrammatic turns of Martial:
COLUNBAM AD CHRISTI CAPUT SEDENTEM,
tuo capiti totis se destinat auris,
this blest bird its wings outspread!
required to say any thing; for even the himself unwilling to be obliged to read Yet his Poetical Blossoms were the of that might have produced golden frui liked better to carve its branches into than suffer them to spread into verdant was, indeed, a case of mental perversio ness of his lines, and the eccentricity are affirmed by his flattering biographe have been “his choice, not his fault." the raciest and clearest prose sank int expounder of the idlest trifles.
His sacred poetry has been criticisec The Davideis, his most ambitious attempt, while he was a student at Cambridge. used to lie in the window-seat of his fat that Milton deemed the poet worthy of L into the triumvirate, of which Spenser am that the extravagance of his fancy had new alphabet; and Cowley sought to ef change in the language of poetry. country. Difficulty was become essential dreams that it was inspired by the Faers Fuller said of an orna
He I in the labyrinth until he preferred it
But we lose sight of the faults in the truth and generosity of the Ch
The last accents flowed from Cowley's will continue to draw many footsteps to
es Sattering biographer, Dr. Saat
s stu poetry has been criticised by Johasa.
hat, Es most ambitious attempt, was o *# an the window-seat of his father's houses, ar was deemed the poet worthy of being admitted
MORE, NORRIS, BEAUMONT, FLATMAN.
MET E DITE her even the author presel
* * obliged to read them al me na sy mens swems were the olispring of ste Startseite una proved golden fruit, if he had at
is branches into quaint denis set to spread into verdant strength. Es There is any and the eccentricity of his import
choice, not his fault.” The writer of super eos clarest prose sank into a mysterious
eef mental perversion; the most
the idlest trifles.
composed ww ws a student at Cambridge
. No one ever inspired by the Parry Quern, which
Of the fellow-collegian and friend of Milton, a notice will not be uninteresting.
HENRY MORE was born at Grantham, in Lincolnshire, on the 12th of October, 1614. His parents, who were rigid Calvinists, placed him under the care of a private tutor of their own persuasion, with whom he remained till his fourteenth year, when, by the advice of his uncle, he was removed to Eton, with strict injunctions to preserve his religious tenets. But More soon began to manifest an antipathy to the doctrines of Calvin. These symptoms of dissatisfaction did not escape the observation of his uncle, who expressed bis displeasure in very angry terms. More was not an ordinary boy, and the threats of his relation only stimulated him to a deeper investigation of the belief in which he had been educated. Often, he tells us, while he took his solitary walk in the play-ground of the school, with his head on one side, and kicking the stones with his feet, as he was wont to do, the subject of religion occupied his thoughts; for even in my first childhood, he continues, an inward sense of the Divine Presence was so strong upon my mind, that I did then believe that there could no deed, word, or thought, be hidden from Him. From Eton, where he stayed three years, he was sent to Christ's College, Cambridge, and to his great delight was admitted under a tutor who was not a Calvinist. Here he immersed himself head over ears* in the study of philosophy, and devoted nearly four years to the
magrirate, of which Spenser and Shakspeare
language of poetry. He had wandered th until he preferred it to the open ulty was become essential to his amuse.
lose sight of the faults of the bard, d generosity of the Christian; and
cents flowed from Cowley's tongue, ww many footsteps to its honoured
His own phrase.
no harvest for his toil.
on a new course of study, replacing his
perusal of Aristotle, Cardan, Scaliger,
After he had taken his Bachelor's de with the platonic writers. He was also Theologia Germanica of John Tauler, w golden little book. The writings of thi admired by Luther and Melancthon; him one of the most solid and correct More laboured with indefatigable perse exalted to the highest pitch of enthusia attenuated to skin and bone. acquired ethereality to his body, which_ that his soul had communicated som friends, at particular seasons exhaled violets. His theory of the divine body his Dialogues. “The oracle of God," to be heard but in his Holy Temple, tha good and holy man, thoroughly sanctifie score of his sad and uncheerful dispos approved by Bossuet,
as a melancholy student, fors
effects of his researches were quickly v
however, by nature inclined to excessi
In the civil war, More was allowe