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Biographia Classica: The Lives and Characters of All the Classic Authors ... - Page 251
1750
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Lucan's Pharsalia, Volume 1

Lucan - Epic poetry, Latin - 1722 - 370 pages
...fomcwhat declin'd, from what it had been, in the time of Atiguftus; yet it was ftill an Art belov'd and cultivated. Nero himfelf was not only fond of it, to the higheft Degree, but, as tnoft bad Poets are, was vain and conceited of his Performances in that kind. He valued himfelf more...
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Biographia Classica: The Lives and Characters of the Greek and ..., Volume 1

Edward Harwood - Authors, Greek - 1778 - 412 pages
...and Height of the Roman Poetry haid fomewhat declined, from what it had been in the Time of Auguftus, yet it was ftill an Art beloved and cultivated. Nero...higheft Degree, but, as moft bad Poets are, was vain and conceitedly fond of his poetical Performances. He valued himfelf more upon his Skill in this Art and...
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The Works of the English Poets: With Prefaces, Biographical and ..., Volume 27

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1779 - 238 pages
...and height of the Roman poetrywas fomewhat declined from what it had been in the time of Auguftus, yet it was ftill an art beloved and cultivated. Nero...performances in that kind. He valued himfelf more upon his Jkill in that art, and in raufic, than on the purple he wore ; and bore it better to be thought a bad...
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The Works of the English Poets: Rowe's Lucan

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1779 - 218 pages
...and height of the Roman poetry was fomewhat declined from what it had been in the time of Auguftus, yet it was ftill an art beloved and cultivated. Nero...the higheft degree, but, as moft bad poets are, was •X'ain and conceited of his performances in that kind. He va-lued himfelf more upon his Ikill in...
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The Works of the English Poets: Rowe's Lucan

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1779 - 488 pages
...it had been in the time of Auguftus, yet it was ftill an art beloved and cultivated. Nero hirnfelf was not only fond of it to the higheft degree, but,...;vain and conceited of his performances in that kind. . JHe valued himfelf more upon his (kill in that art, and jn mulic, than or. the purple he wore ; and...
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The Works of the English Poets: Rowe's Lucan

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1779 - 236 pages
...been in the • time of Auguftus, yet it was ftill an art beloved and • cultivated. Nero himferf was not only fond of it to the higheft degree, but, as moft bad poets are, was rain and conceited of his performances in that kind. Ke valued himfelf more upon his fkill in that...
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The Works of the English Poets: With Prefaces, Biographical ..., Volumes 26-28

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1779 - 738 pages
...cultivated. Nero himfdf was not only fond.of it to •the higheft degree, but, as -moft bad poets are, wns •vain and conceited of his performances in that kind. .He valued himfelf more upon his ikill in that art, and in.mufie, than on the purple he wore; and bore it .better to be thought a bad...
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The works of the English poets. With prefaces, biographical and ..., Volume 28

English poets - 1790 - 358 pages
...and height of the Roman poetry was fomewhat declined from what it had been in the time of Auguftus, yet it was ftill an art beloved and cultivated. Nero...not only fond of it to the higheft degree, but, as mod bad poets are, was vain and conceited of his performances in that kind. He valued himfelf more...
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The Works of the English Poets, from Chaucer to Cowper: Including ..., Volume 20

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1810 - 796 pages
...art beloved and cultivated. Nero himself was not only fond of it to the highest degree, but, as most bad poets are, was vain and conceited of his performances in that kind. He valued himself more upon his skill in that art, and in music, than on the purple he wore; and bore it better...
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The British Poets: Including Translations ...

British poets - Classical poetry - 1822 - 294 pages
...art beloved and cultivated. Nero himself was not only fond of it to the highest degree; but, as most bad poets are, was vain and conceited of his performances in that kind. He valued himself more upon his skill in that art, and in music, than on the purple he wore; and bore it better...
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