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And , to come nearer to our own times , Sir James Mackintosh speaks of Gray thus : “ Of all English poets he was the most finished artist .
Long afterward , in speaking of this period in his life , he said , “ I was bred to the law , a profession to which I was never much inclined and in which I ...
... may so speak , conceived with all the tenderness of Raffaelle , and executed with all the finish and sharpness of Teniers .
Western gales and skies serene Speak not always winter past . Cease , my doubts , my fears to move , Spare the honor of my love .
Speak to a commoner and a poet ! ” 140 [ Here five hundred stanzas are lost . ] And so God save our noble king , And guard us from long - winded lubbers ...
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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