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" He seems to have been, at least among us, the author of a species of composition that may be denominated local poetry, of which the fundamental subject is some particular landscape, to be poetically described with the addition of such embellishments as... "
Clyde, a Descriptive Poem - Page 30
by John Wilson, John Leyden - 1859 - 120 pages
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The Background of Gray's Elegy: A Study in the Taste for Melancholoy Poetry ...

Amy Louise Reed - 1924 - 288 pages
...They occur in what Samuel Johnson later denominated " local poetry, of which the fundamental subject is some particular landscape to be poetically described,...historical retrospection or incidental meditation." 6 Johnson's definition puts the emphasis where it belonged in his own time, on the element of description,...
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A Critical History of English Literature: The Restoration to 1800, Volume 3

David Daiches - 1979 - 336 pages
...Abbey." Dr. Johnson called the species founded by Denham "local poetry, of which the fundamental subject is some particular landscape, to be poetically described,...historical retrospection, or incidental meditation." Both Dryden and Johnson agreed in singling out for praise in "Cooper's Hill" the following four lines:...
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Rational Landscapes and Humanistic Geography

E. C. Relph - 1981 - 252 pages
...Johnson, 'a species of composition that may be denominated local poetry, of which the fundamental subject is some particular landscape, to be poetically described,...historical retrospection, or incidental meditation' (cited in Kenner, 1964, p. 398). Denham 's poem was quite unlike Ben Jonson's account of Penshurst...
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Cultural Capital: The Problem of Literary Canon Formation

John Guillory - 1993 - 422 pages
...of a species of composition that may be denominated local poetry, of which the fundamental subject is some particular landscape to be poetically described,...supplied by historical retrospection or incidental meditation.7 The possibility of dullness or banality inherent in this generic project is only the complement...
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Mimic Fires: Accounts of Early Long Poems on Canada

D. M. R. Bentley - 1994 - 376 pages
...Johnson's famous definition of "local poetry") "the fundamental subject is some particular landscape ... poetically described, with the addition of such embellishments as may be supplied by historical retrospection and incidental meditation" ("Denham" 77). In addition to the three elements mentioned by Johnson -...
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Early Modern Conceptions of Property

John Brewer, Susan Staves - 1996 - 646 pages
...of a species of composition that may be denominated local portry, of which the fundamental subject is some particular landscape to be poetically described,...historical retrospection or incidental meditation. The typical thematic variety and loose structure of poems such as "Cooper's Hill" have tended to bring...
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Augustan Subjects: Essays in Honor of Martin C. Battestin

Albert J. Rivero - 1997 - 324 pages
...accordance with Johnson's description of the form Denham had pioneered as one in which a landscape is "poetically described, with the addition of such embellishments...historical retrospection or incidental meditation" 25 —Dyer includes a number of moral reflections suggested by the landscape, explaining the ground...
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Bard of Iceland: Jónas Hallgrímsson, Poet and Scientist

Richard N. Ringler, Dick Ringler, Jónas Hallgrímsson - 2002 - 520 pages
...be useful here) as "local poetry, of which the fundamental subject is some particular landscape ... with the addition of such embellishments as may be...historical retrospection or incidental meditation" (Life ofDenham; NPE 286-87). 6. "Capes and Islands" is the collective title given by Jonas to the first...
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The Symbolic Design of Windsor-Forest: Iconography, Pageant, and Prophecy in ...

Pat Rogers - 2004 - 284 pages
...loco-descriptive poem, in which—to follow Johnson's celebrated formula—"some particular landscape is poetically described, with the addition of such embellishments...historical retrospection, or incidental meditation." This fails, however, to do full justice to the complex design of the poem. It is less that the ingredients...
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