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The Lives of the Poets of Great Britain and Ireland

Volume II

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Published: 1753
Language: English
Wordcount: 99,630 / 292 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 70.5
LoC Category: CT
Downloads: 211
Added to site: 2005.08.08
mnybks.net#: 11115
Genres: Biography, Poetry
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nded to expose the vice of covetousness.

Footnotes: 1. Langbaine's Lives of the Poets. 2. Wood's Fasti Oxon. vol. i. p. 205.

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JOHN TAYLOUR, Water-Poet,

Was born in Gloucestershire, where he went to school with one Green, and having got into his accidence, was bound apprentice to a Waterman in London, which, though a laborious employment, did not so much depress his mind, but that he sometimes indulged himself in poetry. Taylour retates [sic] a whimsical story of his schoolmaster Mr. Green, which we shall here insert upon the authority of Winstanley. "Green loved new milk so well, that in order to have it new, he went to the market to buy a cow, but his eyes being dim, he cheapened a bull, and asking the price of the beast, the owner and he agreed, and driving it home, would have his maid to milk it, which she attempting to do, could find no teats; and whilst the maid and her master were arguing the matter, the bull ve

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