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In the slightly revised edition of 1952, he took note of the recovered Popple manuscript (Eng. poet. d. 49) used by Thompson and recently acquired by the Bodleian. Duncan-Jones in 1971, were the readings of that manuscript even to be recorded. 25 The shortened corrected English version, prepared by Legouis in 1965 (Oxford), reprinted in 1968, remains the standard biography. A somewhat later ‘recovery’ of the post-Restoration satires is indicated by their being included in the Poems on Affairs of State, under the editorship of George deF.
Legion in number, as unresponsive to tonal nuances as to literal statement, they saw a Marvell far removed from Eliot's witty and urbane poet working within the tradition of Latin culture. Instead they viewed him as one so wounded by the fall that he was compelled to reflect on the post-lapsarian state of the world in the slightest of his lyrics as well as the longest of his poems. For these commentators, Marvell (so Thomas Fuller might have put it) had evidently drunk more of the waters of Jordan than of Helicon.
58). Benson's use of the phrase ‘force with grace’ to decribe the ‘Horatian Ode’ (No. 79). ’ Later on, when speaking of ‘Clorinda and Damon,’ he again remarks on its element of surprise, adding that Poe considered it to be of the highest importance. Bickley's remarks on ‘the gift of sudden inevitability,’ which, as he points out, represents Arnold's distinction between ‘classic’ and ‘romantic’ (No. 96). ’21 Consequently, he observes, in such poetry there is a ‘very narrow’ difference between imagination and fancy.
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