THE WORKS OF THE ENGLISH POETS, FROM CHAUCER TO COWPER ; INCLUDING THE SERIES EDITED, WITH PREFACES, BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL BY DR. SAMUEL JOHNSON: AND THE MOST APPROVED TRANSLATIONS.[IN 21 VOLUMES]

By: Samuel Johnson: Chalmers

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15000 pages; Abraham Cowley, Sir John Denham, John Milton, Samuel Butler (Hudibras) , John Wilmot, Earl of Rochester, Wentworth , Dillon, Earl of Roscommon, Thomas Otway, Edmund Waller, John Pomfret, Charles Sackville, Earl of Dorset, George Stepney, John Philips, William Walsh, John Dryden, Edmund Smith, Richard Duke, William King, Thomas Sprat, Charles Montague, Earl of Halifax, Thomas Parnell, Samuel Garth, Nicholas Rowe, Joseph Addison, John Hughes, John Sheffield, Duke of Buckingham, Matthew Prior, William Congreve, Sir Richard Blackmore, Elijah Fenton, John Gay, George Granville, Lord Lansdown, Thomas Yalden, Thomas Tickell, James Hammond, William Somervile, Richard Savage, Jonathan Swift, William Broome, Alexander Pope, Christopher Pitt, James Thomson, Isaac Watts, Ambrose Philips, Gilbert West, William Collins, John Dyer, William Shenstone, Edward Young, David Mallet, Mark Akenside, Thomas Gray, George Lord Lyttelton. Approximstely 15,000 pages. The Lives, which are critical as well as biographical studies, appeared as prefaces to selections of each poet's work, and most of them were longer than originally expected. [9] Johnson justified his approach in the advertisement for the work: "my purpose was only to have allotted to every Poet an Advertisement, like those which we find in the French Miscellanies, containing a few dates and a general character." [1] However, he did not limit himself to bare dates and biographical events, but created a series of Lives with, according to his Preface to the edition of 1783, "the honest intention of giving pleasure". Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets (1779–81) is a work by Samuel Johnson, comprising short biographies and critical appraisals of 52 poets, most of whom lived during the eighteenth century. It is arranged, approximately, by date of death. Six of the Lives have been singled out as the most "important": John Milton, John Dryden, Alexander Pope, Joseph Addison, Jonathan Swift, and Thomas Gray. Soundly bound in calf over marbled boards with crimson morocco labels. Light rubbing to extremities and a bit of quite light foxing. Overall a very pleasing presentation with all bindings straight and firm.

Title: THE WORKS OF THE ENGLISH POETS, FROM CHAUCER TO COWPER ; INCLUDING THE SERIES EDITED, WITH PREFACES, BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL BY DR. SAMUEL JOHNSON: AND THE MOST APPROVED TRANSLATIONS.[IN 21 VOLUMES]

Author Name: Samuel Johnson: Chalmers

Categories: Victorian,

Publisher: London, J. Johnson [And 48 Others],: 1810

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket

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