The Lives of the Poets of Great Britain and Ireland

Volume I

Cover image for

Download


Published: 1753
Language: English
Wordcount: 102,758 / 305 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 44.9
LoC Category: CT
Downloads: 242
Added to site: 2004.06.30
mnybks.net#: 7916
Genres: Biography, Poetry
Excerpt

red him the name of a traytor; but the king, who regarded him as one beloved by his grandfather, was pleased to pardon him. Thus fallen from a heighth of greatness, our poet retired to bemoan the fickleness of fortune, and then wrote his Testament of Love, in which are many pathetic exclamations concerning the vicissitude of human things, which he then bitterly experienced. But as he had formerly been the favourite of fortune, when dignities were multiplied thick upon him, so his miseries now succeeded with an equal swiftness; he was not only discarded by his majesty, unpensioned, and abandoned, but he lost the favour of the duke of Lancaster, as the influence of his wife's sister with that prince was now much lessened. The duke being dejected with the troubles in which he was involved, began to reflect on his vicious course of life, and particularly his keeping that lady as his concubine; which produced a resolution of putting her out of his house, and he made a vow to that purpose. Chaucer, thus reduced, an

(Promote your book here for free)

Featured Books

Cover image for The Lives of the Poets of Great Britain and Ireland by Theophilus Cibber - Free eBook

Nano Contestant

Episode 1: Whatever It Takes
Leif Sterling

Fans of the Hunger Games and Sci-Fi Thrillers will... Read more

Cover image for The Lives of the Poets of Great Britain and Ireland by Theophilus Cibber - Free eBook

Prophecy's Queen

An Epic Fantasy: Prequel to The Triadine Saga
Timothy Bond

"Readers compare him to David Eddings and Brandon... Read more

Cover image for The Lives of the Poets of Great Britain and Ireland by Theophilus Cibber - Free eBook

The Eden Plague

Plague Wars Series Book 0
David VanDyke

Spend time inside a good book today! A Kindle Book... Read more

Cover image for The Lives of the Poets of Great Britain and Ireland by Theophilus Cibber - Free eBook

The Piano Girl

Part One of the Counterfeit Princess Series
Sherri Schoenborn Murray

She plays from memory. Her memories.

T... Read more

Cover image for The Lives of the Poets of Great Britain and Ireland by Theophilus Cibber - Free eBook

Hollywood Assassin

A Hollywood Alphabet Series Thriller
M.Z. Kelly

HOLLYWOOD ASSASSIN: A Hollywood Alphabet Series... Read more

Cover image for The Lives of the Poets of Great Britain and Ireland by Theophilus Cibber - Free eBook

Aurora Sky: Vampire Hunter

Nikki Jefford

If there is one thing eighteen-year-old Aurora... Read more

(advanced)
login | register

User ID

Password

reset password

Help ManyBooks by sharing this page!

See it as donating a moment of your social media time, every little thing help us improve and stay online.

Featured Books

Cover image for The Lives of the Poets of Great Britain and Ireland by Theophilus Cibber - Free eBook

Nano Contestant

Episode 1: Whatever It Takes
Leif Sterling

Fans of the Hunger Games and Sci-Fi Thrillers will... Read more

Cover image for The Lives of the Poets of Great Britain and Ireland by Theophilus Cibber - Free eBook

Prophecy's Queen

An Epic Fantasy: Prequel to The Triadine Saga
Timothy Bond

"Readers compare him to David Eddings and Brandon... Read more

Cover image for The Lives of the Poets of Great Britain and Ireland by Theophilus Cibber - Free eBook

The Eden Plague

Plague Wars Series Book 0
David VanDyke

Spend time inside a good book today! A Kindle Book... Read more

Cover image for The Lives of the Poets of Great Britain and Ireland by Theophilus Cibber - Free eBook

The Piano Girl

Part One of the Counterfeit Princess Series
Sherri Schoenborn Murray

She plays from memory. Her memories.

T... Read more

Cover image for The Lives of the Poets of Great Britain and Ireland by Theophilus Cibber - Free eBook

Hollywood Assassin

A Hollywood Alphabet Series Thriller
M.Z. Kelly

HOLLYWOOD ASSASSIN: A Hollywood Alphabet Series... Read more

Cover image for The Lives of the Poets of Great Britain and Ireland by Theophilus Cibber - Free eBook

Aurora Sky: Vampire Hunter

Nikki Jefford

If there is one thing eighteen-year-old Aurora... Read more

(Promote your book here for free)