Collins, William, 1721-1759. English poetry - 18th century.
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To lord byrons hours of idleness. Page 70 - Gainst graver hours, that bring constraint To sweeten liberty: Some bold adventurers disdain The limits of their little reign And unknown regions dare descry: Still as they run they look behind, They hear a voice in every wind, And snatch a fearful jo. Appears in 674 books from 1755-2008. Page 203 - And darkness and doubt are now flying away ; No longer I roam in conjecture forlorn. So breaks on the traveller, faint, and astray, The bright and the balmy effulgence of morn. See Truth, Love, and Mercy, in triumph descending, And nature all glowing in Eden's first bloom !
The Poetical Works of William Collins, with the Comm. of Langhorne The Poetical Works Of James Beattie And William Collin. т 3800
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William Collins was an English poet. Second in influence only to Thomas Gray, he was an important poet of the middle decades of the 18th century
William Collins was an English poet. Second in influence only to Thomas Gray, he was an important poet of the middle decades of the 18th century. His lyrical odes mark a turn away from the Augustan poetry of Alexander Pope's generation and towards the Romantic era which would soon follow. Books by William Collins.
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The opening parodies the first satire of Juvenal. Byron published his first book of poetry, Hours of Idleness, in 1807.
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I had rather be a kitten, and cry, mew! Than one of these same metre ballad-mongers. Such shameless Bards we have; and yet 'tis true, There are as mad, abandon'd Critics, to. All my friends, learned and unlearned, have urged me not to publish this Satire with my name. If I were to be "turned from the career of my humour by quibbles quick, and paper bullets of the brain, I should have complied with their counsel