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... bringing him into literary prominence . He was known to the student body ,
however , as a shy , frail youth , for he avoided mingling with the boys and took
no part in their sports . Jacob Bryant , a classmate , describes him as he
appeared at ...
In 1768 a complete edition of his verse , which he had carefully revised ,
appeared . That same year he was appointed to the chair of Modern History and
Language at his Alma Mater . His “ Ode for Music , ” written and published in
... retirement , and kindred subjects , several of which were suggested by Mrs.
Unwin , to whose encouragement the whole work in a sense was due . Three
years later his second volume appeared , containing among xviii
Three years later his second volume appeared , containing among others the
author's two best - known productions , " The Task ” and “ The Diverting History of
John Gilpin , ” both of which were inspired by Lady Austen , a fascinating person
20 Then raising her voice to a strain The sweetest that ear ever heard , She sung
of the slave's broken chain Wherever her glory appeared . Some clouds , which
had over us hung Fled , chased by her melody clear , And methought while she ...
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