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General Wolfe received a copy on the eve of the assault on Quebec ; he was so
struck with its beauty , that he is said to have exclaimed , that he would have
preferred being its author , to that of being the victor in the projected attack in
... principally by Etonians , with whom Gray stands so deservedly high . The
difficulty in selecting the version in the former language has happily been
removed , the refined taste of the author of “ The Pursuits of Literature “ baving
stamped the ...
The author alluded to states that , in many passages , “ Nature , Gray , and Cooke
, do seem to contend for the mastery , but , above all , in the famous stanza , • The
boast of heraldry , ' & c . Bion , or Moschus , never exceeded these lines : I ...
ix The French translation is by Le Tourneur , author also of a similar attempt with “
Young's Night Thoughts ” and “ Hervey's Meditations ; ” a language , it would
appear , the least capable of any other of communicating a faithful idea of the ...
For many years past the Author of the present work has made these interesting
remains his peculiar study , and during this period there have passed through his
hands more than 120,000 fruits and seeds , from which he has selected about ...
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Reprint of what may once have been one of the most familiar poems in English from the 18th century. At a time when few could read in England, one of its most educated sons, and the companion of Horace ... Read full review