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Designed to have troubled the reader with no farther discourse of Pastoral; but
being informed that I am taxed of partiality, in not mentioning an author whose
Eclogues are published in the same volume with Mr. Philips's; I shall employ this
As Simplicity is the distinguishing charaćteristic of Pastoral, Virgil hath been
thought guilty of too courtly a style; his language is perfeótly pure, and he often
forgets he is among peasants. I have frequently wondered that since he was so ...
But the better to discover the merits of our two contemporary Pastoral writers, I
shall endeavour to draw a parallel of them, by setting several of their particular
thoughts in the same light, whereby it will be obvious how much Philips hath the ...
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - lizpatanders - LibraryThing
On the whole, I did enjoy reading this poem, although I found it very difficult to read. I've heard before that it's very hard to comprehend the first time around, and I would have to agree. Although ... Read full review