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The Pleasures of Imagination. A Poem in Three Books.

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The Pleasures of Imagination. A Poem in Three Books.

By Mark Akenside


This is Akenside's first important published work. Anna Seward considered it the finest metaphysical poem in any language, Erasmus Darwin preferred Akenside's blank verse to that of Milton, and Dodsley agreed to publish the poem on the recommendation of no less a figure than Alexander Pope.…

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