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" I have caused divers of them to be translated unto me, that I might understand them, and surely they savoured of sweet wit and good invention, but skilled not of the goodly ornaments of poetry ; yet were they sprinkled with some pretty flowers of their... "
The Analectic Magazine - Page 461
1814
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Modern Geography: A Description of the Empires, Kingdoms, States ..., Volume 1

John Pinkerton - 1804 - 694 pages
..." and surely they savoured of sweet wit, and gogd invention, but skilled not of the goodly ornament of poetry ; yet were they sprinkled with some pretty...device, which gave good grace and comeliness unto them; the which it is great pity to see so abused to the graceing of wickedness and vice, which with good...
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Specimens of English Prose Writers: From the Earliest Times to the Close of ...

George Burnett - 1807 - 528 pages
...well-favoured, as poems should be? Ireni Yes truly, I have caused divers of them to be translated unto me, that I might understand them ; and surely they...device, which gave good grace and comeliness unto them ; the which it is great pity to see so abused, to the gracing of •wickedness and vice, which with...
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Specimens of English prose-writers, from the earliest times to the ..., Volume 2

George Burnett - 1807 - 528 pages
...well-favoured, as poems should be? Iren. Yes truly, I have caused divers of them to be translated unto me, that I might understand them ; and surely they...with some pretty flowers of their natural device, whfch gave good grace and comeliness unto them ; the which it is great pity to see so abused, to the...
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Specimens of English Prose Writers: From the Earliest Times to the ..., Volume 2

George Burnett - 1807 - 970 pages
...poems should be ? Iren. Yes truly, I have caused divers of them to be translated unto me, that I migb.t understand them ; and surely they savoured of sweet...and good invention, but skilled not of the goodly orna-i ments of poetry; yet were they sprinkled with some pretty flowers of their natural device, which...
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Observations on the character, customs, and superstitions of the Irish

Daniel Dewar - 1812 - 372 pages
...meetings. I have caused divers of these poems ** to be translated to me, that I might under" stand them, and surely they savoured of *' sweet wit and...which gave good " grace and comeliness unto them." There can be no doubt, that the ancient poetry of the Irish was similar in its general character to...
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A Geographical and Historical View of the World: Exhibiting a ..., Volume 2

John Bigland - 1812 - 738 pages
...compositions of the Irish bards, several of which he had caused to be translated : " Surely," says he, " they savoured of sweet wit and good invention, but skilled not of the goodly ornament of poetry : yet they were sprinkled with some pretty flowers of their natural device, which...
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Monthly Review; Or Literary Journal Enlarged

Ralph Griffiths, George Edward Griffiths - 1813 - 568 pages
...gallant exploits or the virtuous loves of their ancestry. " I have caused," says Spenser, " divers of these poems to be translated to me, that I might...the impoverishment of the chiefs, however, the bard Tjecame dependent for subsistence on the multitude, and was obliged to accommodate his songs to their...
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The History of Ireland, from the Earliest Period to the Present ..., Volume 1

Stephen Barlow - 1814 - 504 pages
...them to be translated unto me, that I might understand them : and surely they savoured of svveot .ivit and good invention, but skilled not of the goodly...sprinkled with some pretty flowers of their natural deyice, which have good grace and comeliness unto them; the which is great pity to see so abused, to...
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Blackwood's Magazine, Volume 13

1823 - 746 pages
...View of Ireland, that he had " caused divers of them" (songs of Irish bards) "to be translated unto me, that I might understand them, and surely they...but skilled not of the goodly ornaments of poetry ; yea, they were • sprinkled with some pretty flowres of their naturall device, which gave good grace...
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The New Monthly Magazine and Humorist

1839 - 608 pages
...speaking of Irish lyrical compositions, says, " I have caused divers of them to be translated unto me, that I might understand them ; and surely they...natural device, which gave good grace and comeliness to them." It is of compositions so described, and by such a describer, that Mr. Crofton Croker furnishes...
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