The term metaphysical poets was coined by the critic Samuel Johnson to
describe a loose ... When it came to justify his charges with examples, Johnson
quoted just three poets: Cowley himself, John D...
Abstract: Jonson's presence in his own work can be interpreted as his way of ... of
his plays and poems, that he himself felt that ideas superseded a pleasing ...
By the poet's account his grandfather had been a gentleman who came from
Carlisle, ... Ben Jonson further related that he was born a month after the death of
his father, ... Two years after the birth of her son the widow married again; she
may be ... much to his own subsequent satisfaction when the days of self-
Shakespeare, Donne, Milton, and Jonson, including his recent Ben Jonson and
Self-Love: The .... This reductive, mock-heroic "translation" of May's own transla-
tion of Lucan's ... in strict Jonsonian fashion, clarified, measured, and judged.
Jonson is useful to .... But of this Idea of a Poet, actual poets in compromis...
 The Poet, of whose works I have undertaken the revision, may now begin to ...
may yet be only the approbation of prejudice or fashion; it is proper to inquire, by
... operation in the dramas of a poet, who caught his ideas from the living world,
and .... pursued, that he seems not always fully to comprehend his own design.
one might be about the context of the poem, or the biography of the poet, or the
history of ... in the history of ideas or of theology, or to abstract a meaning or a
moral from each poem ... Johnson expressed himself much satisfied with the
application. (Chapman 1379) ... But Johnson, we know from his own testimony
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Every other authour may aspire to praise; the lexicographer can only hope to ... to
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.... to every authour his own practice unmolested, that the reader may balance ...
signs of ideas: I wish, however, that the instrument might be less apt to decay, ...
"Poems very seldom consist of poetry and nothing else; and pleasure can be
derived ... the end of poetry is to instruct by pleasing", Samuel Johnson, "Johnson
on .... of our own hesitation", J. Hirshfield, "Nine gates: Entering the mind of poetry
", .... "[a poet's work] consists less in seeking wor...
Nov 13, 2011 ... Thus, F. R. Leavis, in his book New Bearings in English Poetry (1932), states: “My
... a major poet and Herrick only a minor came to him as a new idea. ... that what
the poet intends to accomplish is to move the audience, in a fashion that ....
Johnson's descriptions would apply equally to the work of the early ...