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" No flight for thoughts, but poorly stick at words, A new and nobler way thou dost pursue, To make translations and translators too, They but preserve the ashes; thou the flame, True to his sense, but truer to his fame. "
The poetical works of Edmund Waller and sir John Denham, with mem. and ... - Pagina 249
door Edmund Waller - 1857
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Chambers's Cyclopædia of English Literature: A History, Critical ..., Volume 1

Robert Chambers, Robert Carruthers - 1876
...Sir Richard Fanshawe, on his translation of Pastor Filio, our poet says : On Poetical Translations. obert Chambers laboured births of slavish brains, Not the effect of poetry, but pains. Cheap vulgar arts, whose narrowness...
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Chambers's national reading-books, Boek 6

Chambers W. and R., ltd - 1877
...it in the expression of Sir John Denham to Sir Eichard Fanshawe, on his version of the Pastor Fido: That servile path thou nobly dost decline Of tracing word by word, and line by line. . . . A new and nobler way thou dost pursue, To make translations and translators too : They but preserve...
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Poetical Quotations from Chaucer to Tennyson

Samuel Austin Allibone - 1878 - 772 pagina’s
...: Parish Register. Some vip'rous critic may bereave TV opinion of thy work for some defect. DANIEL. That servile path thou nobly dost decline Of tracing word by word, and line by line. SIR J. DENHAM. Your intention hold, As fire these drossy rhymes to purify. Or as elixir to change them...
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The cabinet of Irish literature, with biogr. sketches and literary notices ...

Charles Anderton Read - 1879
...write, translate. But what in them is want of art or vice, In thee is either modesty or choice. . . . That servile path thou nobly dost decline Of tracing word by word, and line by line; These are the labour'd birth of slavish brains, , Sclpio Africnnus and Scipio Asiaticus. Not the effect...
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The lyricks...(Sonnets, canzons, odes, and sextines) Englished by Richard F ...

Luís de Camões - 1884
...poem should not be turned into a bad one." Again : despite Denham's denunciation of literalism, — That servile path thou nobly dost decline Of tracing word by word and line by line ; despite Johnson, who quotes with approval, — These are the labour'd birth of slavish brain, Not...
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Chambers's Cyclopaedia of English Literature: A History ..., Volumes 1-2

Robert Chambers - 1880
...servile path thou nobly dost decline Of tracing word by word, and line by line. Those are the laboured births of slavish brains, Not the effect of poetry, but pains. Cheap vulgar arts, whoso narrowness affords No flight for thoughts, hut poorly sticks at words A new and nobler way thou...
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The Works of John Dryden: Poetical works

John Dryden, Walter Scott - 1885
...in the expression of Sir John Denham to Sir Richard Fanshaw, on his version of the Pastor Fido : — That servile path thou nobly dost decline, Of tracing word by word, and line by line : A new and nobler way thou dost pursue, To make translations and translators too : They but preserve...
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The Cabinet of Irish Literature: Selections from the Works of the ..., Volume 1

1893
...write, translate. But what in them is want of art or vice, In thee is either modesty or choice. . . . That servile path thou nobly dost decline Of tracing word by word, and line by line; These are the labour'd birth of slavish brains, Not the effect of poetry, but pains; Cheap vulgar arts,...
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Poetical Quotations from Chaucer to Tennyson: With Copious ..., Volume 1873

Samuel Austin Allibone - 1896 - 772 pagina’s
...Parish Regiater. Some vip'rous critic may bereave Th' opinion of thy work for some defect. DANIEL. That servile path thou nobly dost decline Of tracing word by word, and line by line. SIR J. DENHAM. Your intention hold, As fire these drossy rhymes to purify, Or as elixir to change them...
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A History of English Poetry, Volume 3

William John Courthope - 1903
...All the defects of air and soil doth share, And colder brains like colder climates are ; In vain thy toil, since nothing can beget A vital spirit, but...decline Of tracing word by word and line by line. These are the laboured births of slavish brains, Not the effect of poetry, but pains ; Cheap vulgar...
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