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William Collins was born in Chichester and was educated at Winchester and Oxford. Coming up to London from university, he tried to establish himself as an author, but he was given rather to planning than to writing books. He came to know Samuel Johnson, who later remembered him affectionately as a man of learning who “loved fairies, genii, and monsters” and who “delighted to rove through the meanders of enchantment.”
Source: The Norton Anthology of English Literature, William Collins (1721-1759)
I know the meaning of each word but I can’t understand the blue part as a whole.
Would you please clarify it to me?
Many thanks in advance.
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