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" All the Books of the Bible are either already most admirable, and exalted pieces of Poesie, or are the best Materials in the world for it. Yet, though they be in themselves so proper to be made use of for this purpose ; None but a good Artist will know... "
The Works of Vicesimus Knox, D. D.: With a Biographical Preface ... - Pagina 173
door Vicesimus Knox - 1824
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Winter Evenings, Or, Lucubrations on Life and Letters, Volume 2

Vicesimus Knox - 1805
...any higher. It is true, that moderate poetry cannot raise them; but what think you of Milton's muse I Cowley very justly says, " none but a good artist...Mr. Quarles, or some other godly matter, like .Mr. Hay-Mood of Angels, into rhyme, he is to Jar from elevating of poesie that be only debases dlvinity....
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The Works of Abraham Cowley, Volume 1

Abraham Cowley - 1806
...the world for it. Yet, though they be in themselves so proper to be made use of for this purpose ; none but a good artist will know how to do it : neither...by only turning a story of the Scripture, like Mr. Quarles's, or some other godly matter, like Mr. Heywood of angels, into rhyme ; he is so far from elevating...
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Cowley, Denham, Milton

Samuel Johnson - 1810
...the world for it. Yet, though they be in themselves so proper to be made use of for this purpose ; none but a good artist will know how to do it ; neither...by only turning a story of the Scripture, like Mr. Quarle's, or some other godly matter, like Mr. Heywood of angels, into rhyme ; he is so far from elevating...
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The British Poets: Including Translations ...

British poets - 1822
...the world for it. Yet, though they be in themselves so proper to be made use of for this purpose ; none but a good artist will know how to do it : neither...by only turning a story of the Scripture, like Mr. Quarles's, or some other godly matter, like Mr. Heywood of angels, into rhyme ; he is so far from elevating...
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Winter evenings

Lionel Thomas Berguer - 1823
...swearing.' NUMBER CHI. On the Possibility of advancing Sacred Poetry to great Perfection.—Ev. 103. •SIR, 'THERE is, I think, a prejudice against sacred...Mr. Quarles, or some other godly matter, like Mr. Haywood of Angels, into rhyme, he is so far from elevating offoesie that lie only abases divinity....
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The British Essayists: Knox's Winter evenings

James Ferguson - 1823
...and they thought sacred poetry not likely to confer it in the same degree as profane. If Shakespeare, Dryden, and Pope, had directed their powers to it,...poem, by only turning a story of the Scripture, like Mr.Quarles, or some other godly matter, like Mr. Hay wood of IDS. OR, LUCUBRATIONS. 63 Angels, into...
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Prose works

Abraham Cowley - 1826
...in the world for it. Yet, though they be in themselves so proper to be made use of for this purpose, none but a good artist •will know how to do it :...by only turning a story of the Scripture, like Mr. Quarles's, or some other godly matter, like Mr. Heywood of angels, into rhyme, he is so far from elevating...
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Prose Works of Abraham Cowley ; Including His Essays in Prose and Verse

Abraham Cowley - 1826 - 238 pagina’s
...in the world for it. Yet, though they be in themselves so proper to be made use of for this purpose, none but a good artist will know how to do it : neither...by only turning a story of the Scripture, like Mr. Quarles's, or some other godly matter, like Mr. Heywood of angels, into rhyme, he is so far from elevating...
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Prose Works of Abraham Cowley ; Including His Essays in Prose and Verse

Abraham Cowley - 1826 - 238 pagina’s
...in the world for it. Yet, though they be in themselves so proper to be made use of for this purpose, none but a good artist will know how to do it : neither...by only turning a story of the Scripture, like Mr. Quarles's, or some other godly matter, like Mr. Heywood of angels, into rhyme, he is so far from elevating...
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The North British Review, Volume 6

1847
...in the world for it. Yet, though they be in themselves so proper to be made use of for this purpose, none but a good artist will know how to do it : neither...we think to cut and polish diamonds with so little skill as we do marble ; for, if any man design to compose a sacred poem, by only turning a story of...
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