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Lives of the English poets.

Samuel Johnson

Lives of the English poets.

by Samuel Johnson

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Published by H. Frowde, Oxford University Press in London, New York [etc.] .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Poets, English,
  • English poetry -- Early modern, 1500-1700 -- History and criticism,
  • English poetry -- 18th century -- History and criticism

  • Edition Notes

    StatementBy Samuel Johnson. With an introduction by Arthur Waugh.
    SeriesThe World"s classics -- LXXXIII, LXXXIV
    ContributionsWaugh, Arthur, 1866-1943.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination2 v.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL23756000M

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    THE LIVES OF THE POETS. Such was the simple and unpretending advertisement that announced the Lives of the English Poets; a work that gave to the British nation a new style of biography. Johnson's decided taste for this species of writing, and his familiarity 1/   Lives of the Poets, at nearly 1, pages, is an impressive survey of more than English language poets spanning the last years. Each of the 64 chapters, which proceed in chronological order, have brief biological sketches of poets including their places of birth and their educational backgrounds.

    Book Description HTML By Samuel Johnson. A look at the lives of English poets Sir Richard Blackmore, Alexander Pope, William Congreve, and Matthew Prior. Lives of the Poets (Book): Schmidt, Michael: Adazzling account of the entire history of poetry in the English language--from the fourteenth century to the present--by one of the most intelligent and passionate critics in the g out to write his own homage to Samuel Johnson's legendary Lives of the English Poets of more than two hundred years ago, Michael Schmidt introduces us to.


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Lives of the English poets by Samuel Johnson Download PDF EPUB FB2

Lives of the English Poets is probably the only work of Johnson's likely to be read today beyond academic circles.

Despite the fact that he was in his sixty-eighth year when he began the task of writing the lives of fifty-two poets of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, his `little Lives and little Prefaces' display a wealth of sparkle /5(6). Johnson himself wrote in "I know not that I have written any thing more generally commended than the Lives of the Poets." Always recognized as a major biographical and critical achievement, Samuel Johnson's last literary project is also one of his most readable and entertaining, written with characteristic eloquence and conviction, and at times with combative4/5.

InJohnson was commissioned to write brief lives as prefaces to a new collection of works of popular poets. He produced instead more than 50 biographies of English writers in vogue during. National Book Critics Circle Award Finalist In this stunning volume of epic breadth, Michael Schmidt connects the lives and works of more than poets over the last years--spanning distant shores from Scotland to Australia to the Caribbean, all sharing the English by: Prefaces, Biographical and Critical, to the Works of the English Poets, which is commonly known as the Lives of the Poets, appeared in as the preface to a selection of work by the approximately fifty poets featured.

None of the all-male poets featured were still alive at the book’s publication; all wrote between the s and the s. The lives of the English poets by Johnson, Samuel, Publication date Topics Poets, English Publisher London, J.F.

Dove, Printer Collection newyorkpubliclibrary; americana Digitizing sponsor MSN Contributor New York Public Library Language English Volume 1. Lenox Addeddate Bookplateleaf Call numberPages: The Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets; with Critical Observations on their Works.

Four volumes. Bound in later 3/4 leather. London: Printed for C. Bathurst, First English edition. Courtney & Smith, pp. With the rare "Additions and Corections." A very good set.

Seller Inventory # The Lives of the most eminent English Poets: with critical Observations on their works. Vol II by Johnson, Samuel. and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at About Lives of the Poets. National Book Critics Circle Award Finalist In this stunning volume of epic breadth, Michael Schmidt connects the lives and works of more than poets over the last years–spanning distant shores from Scotland to Australia to the.

OCLC Number: Notes: Cover title: Lives of the poets. Description: pages ; 18 cm. Series Title: Fontana library: Other Titles: Lives of the poets. Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc: Additional Physical Format: Online version: Johnson, Samuel, Lives of the English poets.

London ; New York. Buy Lives of the English Poets by Samuel Johnson online at Alibris. We have new and used copies available, in 20 editions - starting at $ Shop Range: $ - $ LIVES of the English Poets. Waller Milton Cowley. BY SAMUEL JOHNSON, LL.D.

CASSELL & COMPANY, Limited: LONDON, PARIS & MELBOURNE. INTRODUCTION. Samuel Johnson, born at Lichfield in the yearon the 7th of September Old Style, 18th New Style, was sixty-eight years old when he agreed with the booksellers to write his “Lives of the English Poets.” “I am engaged,” he said.

Lives of the poets by Samuel Johnson; 37 editions; First published in ; Subjects: History and criticism, Early works toEnglish poetry, English Poets, Biography, Poets, English; People: Abraham Cowley (), John Milton (), Edmund Waller (), Jonathan Swift (), Richard Savage ( or ), Joseph Addison (), Richard Savage (d.

In English literature: Johnson’s poetry and prose Scotland, ; and the consummate Lives of the Poets, – The latter was the climax of 40 years’ writing of poetic biographies, including the multifaceted An Account of the Life of Mr.

Richard Savage (). These last lives, covering the period from Cowley to the generation of Gray, show Johnson’s. Read this book on Questia. The Lives of the English Poets by Samuel Johnson, | Online Research Library: Questia Read the full-text online edition of The Lives of the English Poets ().

In the Lives of the Poets he looks back down more than a century of English poetry, but he is also looking back through his own "life of writing", ruefully cataloguing the occupational self. Lives of the English Poets: Waller, Milton, Cowley Language: English: LoC Class: PR: Language and Literatures: English literature: Subject: English poetry -- Early modern, -- History and criticism Subject: English poetry -- 18th century -- History and criticism Subject: Poets, English -- Biography -- Early works to Category.

The Lives of the Poets Excerpt from the Preface: Such was the simple and unpretending advertisement that announced the Lives of the English Poets; a work that gave to the British nation a new style of : CreateSpace Publishing. A dazzling account of the entire history of poetry in the English language -- from the fourteenth century to the present -- by one of the most intelligent and passionate critics in the field.

Setting out to write his own homage to Samuel Johnson's legendary Lives of the English Poets of more than two hundred years ago, Michael Schmidt introduces us to the world tradition of poets who have.

In honor of National Poetry Month, I asked 10 poets to share a poem that changed them, and why. Now more than ever, readers are finding hope and escape in words. Read on to see which poems these poets turn to time and time again, and then join in the month’s celebration of this art form by contributing a poem you find solace in as part of Author: Kelly Gallucci.‎Samuel Johnson, born at Lichfield in the yearon the 7th of September Old Style, 18th New Style, was sixty-eight years old when he agreed with the booksellers to write his “Lives of the English Poets”.

“I am engaged”, he said, “to write little Lives, and little Prefaces, to a little edition o. The Lives and Characters of the English Dramatick Poets I offer, Sir, to your Protection this Hiſtory of the Lives and Works of all the Dramatick Poets of your Native Country, of which few Nations have produc’d ſo great a Number under ſo very little Encouragements.

But to ſhew them, Sir, the more Worthy your Patronage, I ſhall lay.