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" ... Collins, both writers of odes? It is odd enough, but each is the half of a considerable man, and one the counterpart of the other. The first has but little invention, very poetical choice of expression, and a good ear. The second, a fine fancy, modelled... "
The Quarterly Review - Seite 32
1854
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The letters; with important additions and corrections from his own ...

Thomas Gray, John Mitford - 1816
...a good ear. The second, a fine fancy, modelled upon the antique, a bad ear, great variety of words and images, with no choice at all. They both deserve to last some years, but will not. Adieu! dear Sir, I am very sincerely yours, TG I was thirty years old yesterday. What is o'clock by...
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The London Magazine, Band 4

1821
...and a good ear. The second a fine fancy, modelled upon the antique, a bad ear, great variety of words and images with no choice at all. They both deserve to last some years, but will not." So then one of the few copies of the odes, descriptive and allegorical, which had got abroad before...
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The Poetical Works of William Collins

William Collins - 1827 - 208 Seiten
...a good ear. The second, a fine fancy, modelled upon the antique, a bad ear, great variety of words and images, with no choice at all. They both deserve to last some years, but will not." —Mitford's Gray, vol. ii. p. 169, 4to. In June 1749 our poet published An Ode occasioned by the death...
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The poetical works of William Collins, with observations of dr. Langhorne ...

William Collins - 1827
...a good ear. The second, a fine fancy, modelled upon the antique, a bad ear, great variety of words and images, with no choice at all. They both deserve to last some years, but will not." — Mitford's Gray, vol. ii. p. 169, 4to. In June 1749 our poet published An Ode occasioned by the...
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Works, Band 3

Thomas Gray - 1835
...a good ear. The second, a fine fancy, modelled upon the antique, a bad ear, great variety of words and images, with no choice at all. They both deserve to last some years, but will not. Adieu ! dear Sir, I am very sincerely yours, TG I was thirty years old yesterday. What is o'clock by...
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Lives of the most eminent English poets: with critical observations ..., Band 3

Samuel Johnson, Baron Thomas Babington Macaulay Macaulay - 1854
...good ear: the second, a fine fancy, modelled upon the antique; a bad ear; a great variety of words and images, with no choice at all. They both deserve to last some years, but will not." — GRAY to Wharton, Dec. 27, 1746. How little did Gray foresee that Collins's name, as a poet, would...
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The Complete Poetical Works of William Collins, Thomas Gray, and Oliver ...

William Collins - 1854 - 166 Seiten
...second, a fine fancy, modelled upon the antique, a bad ear, great variety of words and images, and no choice at all. They both deserve to last some years, but will not." arrival, his uncle died, and left his property to Collins and his sisters. The poet's legacy amounted...
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Gray

Edmund Gosse - 1882 - 224 Seiten
...a good ear. The second, a fine fancy, modelled upon the antique, a bad ear, great variety of words and images, with no choice at all. They both deserve to last some years, but will not." This last clause is an example of the vanity of prophesying. It is difficult to understand what Gray...
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Gray

Edmund Gosse - 1882 - 223 Seiten
...a good ear. The second, a fine fancy, modelled upon the antique, a bad ear, great variety of words and images, with no choice at all. They both deserve to last some years, but will not." This last clause is an example of the vanity of prophesying. It is difficult to understand what Gray...
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The Poetical Works of Thomas Gray, Thomas Parnell, William Collins, Matthew ...

Thomas Gray - 1883
...the second a fine fancy, mocblled upon the antique, a bad ear, great variety of words and images, and no choice at all. They both deserve to last some years, but will not." Who can be surprised if the " Odes" of Collins fell dead from the press, when even Gray could so blunder...
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