It would seem long practice had rendered this manual accompaniment necessary; for it did not cease until the preposition which the poet
had selected for the close of his verse had been duly delivered like a word of two syllables.
A township where one primitive forest waves above while another primitive forest rots below--such a town is fitted to raise not only corn and potatoes, but poets
and philosophers for the coming ages.
I had some talk with one Langland and a man by the name of Chaucer - old-time poets
- but it was no use, I couldn't quite understand them, and they couldn't quite understand me.
His favorite poets
were Horace and Pope; his chosen philosophers, Hobbes and Voltaire.
That, Virtue, as had been observed by the poets
(in many passages which he well knew the jury would have, word for word, at the tips of their tongues; whereat the jury's countenances displayed a guilty consciousness that they knew nothing about the passages), was in a manner contagious; more especially the bright virtue known as patriotism, or love of country.
Steerforth's confidence, or Miss Dartle's conversation, in the presence of this most respectable man I became, as our smaller poets
sing, 'a boy again'.
of the former race were called Minstrels, and their poems Lays: those of the latter were termed Troubadours, and their compositions called sirventes, and other names.
Jansenius and the general mob of mankind with nothing but a grovelling consciousness of some few material facts, she felt in herself an exquisite sense and all-embracing conception of nature, shared only by her favorite poets
and heroes of romance and history.
But they did not forget the Nightingale; she was praised the most, and all the poets
composed splendid verses on the Nightingale in the forest by the deep sea.
And as for the poets
, they are now dreaming of the time when a man may speak and hear his own voice come back to him around the world.
By the orders I have received," said the curate, "since Apollo has been Apollo, and the Muses have been Muses, and poets
have been poets
, so droll and absurd a book as this has never been written, and in its way it is the best and the most singular of all of this species that have as yet appeared, and he who has not read it may be sure he has never read what is delightful.
People do, indeed, add the word 'maker' or 'poet
' to the name of the metre, and speak of elegiac poets
, or epic (that is, hexameter) poets
, as if it were not the imitation that makes the poet
, but the verse that entitles them all indiscriminately to the name.