An Essay on the Genius and Writings of Pope, Vol. 2 (Classic Reprint)

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Poetry made it's firfl appearance in Britain, as perhaps in moft other countries, in the form of chronicles, intended to per petuate the deeds both of civil and military heroes, but mofily the latter. Of this f pe cies is the chronicle of Robert of Clooef ter; and of this fpecies alfo was the fong, or ode, which William the Conqueror, and his followers, fung at their landing in this kingdom from Normandy. The mention of which event, will naturally remind us of the check it gave to the native {trains of the old Britith poetry, by an introduction of foreign manners, cufioms, images, and.

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