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" I found everywhere there (though my understanding had little to do with all this) ; and, by degrees, with the tinkling of the rhyme and dance of the numbers, so that I think I had read him all over before I was twelve years old, and was thus made a poet... "
The Works of the English Poets: Cowley - Page 291
by Samuel Johnson - 1779
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An Account of the English Dramatick Poets: Or, Some Observations and Remarks ...

Gerard Langbaine - 1691 - 626 pages
...with the tinkling of the Rhinie, and 'dance of the Numbers, that he had read him 'all over before he was Twelve years old, and 'was thus made a Poet as immediately as a ' Child is made an Eunuch. Thus he gradualy 'grew up to that maturity both of Fancy and ' Judgmentjthat...
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A new and general biographical dictionary, Volume 3

New and general biographical dictionary - 1761 - 600 pages
...and giants, and monfters, and brave houfes, " which I found every where, though my underftanJing " had little to do with all this, and by degrees with...that I think I had read him all over, before I was Cowley'i " twelve years old, and was thus made a poet as immediworks, " ately as a child is made an...
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A New and General Biographical Dictionary: Containing an ..., Volume 3

1761 - 614 pages
...and giants, and monfters, and brave houfes, " which I found every where, though my underftan-Jing " had little to do with all this, and by degrees with...that I think I had read him all over, before I was Cowry's " twelve years old, and was thus made a poet as immedifpl. n. Svo. j n tne y ear 16^3, when...
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Select Works of Mr. A. Cowley

Abraham Cowley - 1772 - 228 pages
...and giants, and monilers, and brave houfes, which I found every where there (though my underftanding had little to do with all this) ; and, by degrees,...old, and was thus made a poet as immediately as a child is made an eunuch. With thefe affeftions of mind, and my heart' •wholly fet upon letters,!...
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Select Works of Mr. A. Cowley: In Two Volumes, Volume 2

Abraham Cowley - 1772 - 298 pages
...monfters, ••'actf "brave houfe's, which I found every 'where there (though my underftanding jfi.arJ little to do with all this) ; and, by degrees, with...old, and was thus made a poet as immediately as a child is made an eunuch. With thefe affections of mind, and my heart wholly .fet upon letters, I went...
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Select Works, Volume 2

Abraham Cowley - 1772 - 228 pages
...and giants, and monllers, and brave houfes, which I found every where there (though my underftanding had little to do with all this) ; and, by degrees,...before I was twelve years old, and was thus made a poet asimmediately as a child is made an eunuch. With thefe affecYions of mind, and my heart wholly fet...
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A Bill to Enable John Dickins, of Leaton in the County of Stafford, Esq; to ...

Great Britain. Parliament - 1772 - 300 pages
...by degr<-e$r;witn the tinkling of the rhyme and i59ne'ibF'rfie numbers; fo that, I think, 'Ifhad read him all over before I was twelve years old, and was thus made a poet as immediately as a child is made an eunuch. With thefe affections of mind, and my heart wholly fee upon letters, I went...
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A New and General Biographical Dictionary: Containing an Historical and ...

1798 - 604 pages
...knightf, and giants, and monitors, and brave houles, which I found every where, though my nndcrllanding had little to do with all this, and by degrees with the tinkling of the rhime, and dance of the numbers : fo that I think I had lead him all over before I was i 2 years old....
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Cowley. Denham. Milton. Butler. Rochester. Roscommon. Otway. Waller. Pomfret ...

Samuel Johnson - 1800 - 842 pages
...do with all this] nd, by degrees, with tinkling of the rhyme and dance of the numbers ; fo that, think, I had read him all over before I was twelve years old, and was thus made poet as immediately as a child is made an eunuch. With thefe affections of mind, and my heart wholly...
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The Works of Abraham Cowley, Volume 3

Abraham Cowley - 1806 - 290 pages
...and giants, and monsters, and brave houses, which I found every-where there (though my understanding had little to do with all this) ; and, by degrees,...the tinkling of the rhyme and dance of the numbers ; so that, I think, I had read him all over before I was twelve years old, and was thus made a poet...
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