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The lives of the English poets, and a criticism on their works.

Samuel Johnson

The lives of the English poets, and a criticism on their works.

by Samuel Johnson

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Published by Printed for Whitestone, Williams, Colles, Wilson, Lynch... in Dublin .
Written in English


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In 3 vols.

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Open LibraryOL13882303M

LIVES OF THE MOST EMINENT ENGLISH POETS, WITH CRITICAL OBSERVATIONS ON THEIR WORKS. THREE VOLUMES. London: John Murray, First edition. Set of three octavos in 3/4 leather with marble hardcovers; dark brown spine with gilt and gold letters; moderate soiling or shelf wear; good binding; age-tones paper; text clean; covers periods from to ; shelved above Science; . The lives of the most eminent English poets: with critical observations on their works. MLA Citation. Johnson, Samuel. The lives of the most eminent English poets: with critical observations on their works / By Samuel Johnson. Australian/Harvard Citation. Johnson, Samuel. n.d.

In Samuel Johnson: The Lives of the Poets. Johnson’s last great work, Prefaces, Biographical and Critical, to the Works of the English Poets (conventionally known as The Lives of the Poets), was conceived modestly as short prefatory notices to an edition of English Johnson was approached by some London booksellers in to write what. The complex financial, editorial, and textual problems of the venture are laid out in splendid detail in the new edition of The Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets; With Critical Observations on Their Works edited by Roger Lonsdale. This is the first full scholarly treatment of the work since the edition of George Birkbeck Hill, long Format: Hardcover.

J.D. Fleeman, A bibliography of the works of Samuel Johnson (2 v., ). Summary Note These critical biographies were originally printed as Prefaces biographical and critical to the Works of the English poets (London ). Lives of the English poets: with critical observations on their works ; and, Lives of sundry eminent persons / (London, Eng.: Charles Tilt, ), by Samuel Johnson (page images at HathiTrust) Lives of the most eminent English poets / (New York: Derby & Jackson, ), by Samuel Johnson, Thomas Babington Macaulay Macaulay, and Peter.


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of 3 Volume 1 by SA at the best online prices at. Lives of the English Poets is probably the only work of Johnson's likely to be read today beyond academic circles. Despite the fact that he was in his sixty-eighth year when he began the task of writing the lives of fifty-two poets of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, his `little Lives and little Prefaces' display a wealth of sparkle /5(6).

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[Samuel Johnson; Charles Bathurst] -- Comprises short biographies and critical appraisals of 52 English poets, most of whom lived during the eighteenth century. National Book Critics Circle Award Finalist In this stunning volume of epic breadth, Michael Schmidt connects the lives and works of more than poets over the last years--spanning distant shores from Scotland to Australia to the Caribbean, all sharing the English s: Prefaces, Biographical and Critical, to the Works of the English Poets, which is commonly known as the Lives of the Poets, appeared in as the preface to a selection of work by the approximately fifty poets featured.

None of the all-male poets featured were still alive at the book’s publication; all wrote between the s and the s. The Lives of the English Poets: and a criticism on their works The Lives of the English Poets: and a criticism on their works by Samuel Johnson. Publication date Publisher Language English.

Book digitized by Google from the library of the New York Public Library and uploaded to the Internet Archive by user tpb. Addeddate So I went to my shelves and pulled off one of the coolest old books I have, Volume One of the American (Durell) edition of Johnson's Lives of the Poets, and started reading.

I've never read Lives of the Poets all the way 9/15/ Well, I seem to have begun a Project, for better or worse.4/5. The Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets book. Read 3 reviews from the world's largest community for readers.

This work has been selected by scholars 4/5. The lives of the most eminent English poets: with critical observations on their works by Samuel Johnson; 68 editions; First published in ; Subjects: History and criticism, English poetry, English Poets, Biography, Early works toAccessible book; People: John Milton (), Joseph Addison (), Abraham Cowley (), Richard Savage ( or ).

The Lives of the Poets, combining mournfully droll biography with brilliant literary criticism, is as enjoyable as anything he wrote, yet has long been unavailable outside academic libraries or. The Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets; with Critical Observations on their Works.

Four volumes. Bound in later 3/4 leather. London: Printed for C. Bathurst, First English edition. Courtney & Smith, pp.

With the rare "Additions and Corections." A very good set. Seller Inventory # “THE GREATEST MASTERPIECE OF ENGLISH 18TH-CENTURY CRITICISM”: JOHNSON'S LIVES OF THE ENGLISH POETS, RICHLY EXTRA-ILLUSTRATED WITH ENGRAVED PORTRAITS AND VIEWS.

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Free shipping for many products. This copy of The Lives of the English Poets; and a Criticism on Their Works offered for sale by Michael R. Thompson, Booksellers, ABAA/ILAB for $1, Home >. A dazzling account of the entire history of poetry in the English language -- from the fourteenth century to the present -- by one of the most intelligent and passionate critics in the field.

Setting out to write his own homage to Samuel Johnson's legendary Lives of the English Poets of more than two hundred years ago, Michael Schmidt introduces us to the world tradition of poets who have. Compra The Lives of the English Poets; And a Criticism on Their Works.

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InJohnson was commissioned to write brief lives as prefaces to a new collection of works of popular poets. He produced instead more than 50 biographies of English writers in vogue during.

LIVES of the English Poets. Waller Milton Cowley. BY SAMUEL JOHNSON, LL.D. CASSELL & COMPANY, Limited: LONDON, PARIS & MELBOURNE. INTRODUCTION. Samuel Johnson, born at Lichfield in the yearon the 7th of September Old Style, 18th New Style, was sixty-eight years old when he agreed with the booksellers to write his “Lives of the English Poets.” “I am engaged,” he said.

THE LIVES OF THE ENGLISH POETS. [4], ; with pp. repeated on L1, contemporary full calf, red morocco label on spine; good and sound. Publication Date: Samuel Johnson. A .THE LIVES OF THE POETS. Such was the simple and unpretending advertisement that announced the Lives of the English Poets; a work that gave to the British nation a new style of biography.

Johnson's decided taste for this species of writing, and his familiarity .The lives of the most eminent english poets; with critical observations on their works - Volume 14 is an unchanged, high-quality reprint of the original edition of Hansebooks is editor of the literature on different topic areas such as research and science, travel and expeditions, cooking and nutrition, medicine, and other a.