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As for the Charaćiers, the public hath already acknowledged how justly they are
drawn: The manners are so depićted, and the sentiments so peculiar to those to
whom applied, that surely to transfer them to any other or wiser personages, ...
Now it is plain Philips hath done this, and in that particular excelled both
Theocritus and Virgil. As Simplicity is the distinguishing charaćteristic of Pastoral,
Virgil hath been thought guilty of too courtly a style; his language is perfeótly pure
, and ...
And Mr. Philips, by a poetical creation, hath raised up finer beds of flowers than
the most industrious gardiner; his roses, endivcs, lillies, king-cups, and daffidils
blow all in the same season. But the better to discover the merits of our two ...
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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