chapter  35
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DANIEL DEFOE, some remarks on Rochester from the Review 1706–13

All the regulated Life of a just and pious Man is Musick in the Eye of the Observer; the Eloquence of the Orator, the Lines of the Poet make Musick in the Soul; who can read Virgil, Horace, Milton, Waller, or Rochester, without touching the Strings of his Soul, and finding a Unison of the most charming Influence there?