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" If the father of criticism has rightly denominated poetry, an imitative art, these writers will, without great wrong, lose their right to the name of poets for they cannot be said to have imitated any thing; they neither copied nature nor life; neither... "
The works of Samuel Johnson - Page 19
by Samuel Johnson - 1806
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The Annual Register of World Events: A Review of the Year, Volume 22

History - 1796
...If the father of criticifm has rightly denominated poetry rixr> ^oilixi, an imitative art, theie writers will, without great wrong, lofe their right to the name of poeu ; for they cannot be faid to have imitated any thing ; they neither copied nature nor life ; neither...
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The Monthly Review, Or, Literary Journal, Volume 61

Books - 1780
...great wrong, lofc their right to the name of poets ; far they cannot be faid to have imitated anything: they neither copied nature nor life; neither painted...however who deny them to be poets, allow them to be witt. Dryden confefles of himfelf and his contemporaries, that they fall below Donne in wit, but maintains...
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The Monthly Review, Volume 61

1780
...counting the Syllables. ' If the father of criticifm has rightly denominated poetry пде f^ili*)!, an imitative art, thefe writers will, without great...of poets ; for they cannot be faid to have imitated anything: they neither copied nature nor life; neither painted the forms of matter, nor reprefented...
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Annual Register, Volume 22

Edmund Burke - History - 1780
...counting the fyllables. Jf the father of criticifm has rightly denominated poetry T^HI [il/Juflmn, an imitative art, thefe writers will, without great wrong, lofe their right to die name of poets ; for they cannot be faid to have imitated any thing ; they, neither copied nature...
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The Monthly Review, Volume 61

1780
...Pomfret, and Hughes. ' If the father of criticifm has rightly denominated poetry :.%.-, ptfLrhxri, ait imitative art, thefe writers will, without great wrong, lofe their right to the came of poets; for they cannot be faid to have imitated anything: they neither copied nature nor life;...
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The Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets;: Cowley. Denham. Milton. Butler ...

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1781 - 503 pages
...by counting the fyllables. If the father of criticifm has rightly denominated poetry rexw pipyjtxri, an imitative art, thefe writers will, without great...imitated any thing ; they neither copied nature nor life j neither painted the forms of matter, nor reprefented the operations of intellect. Thofe however who...
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The Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets;: With Critical ..., Volume 1

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1783
...• ' / If the father of critlcifm has rightly den6* ininated poetry t'syw wflixt, an imitative artf thefe writers will, without great wrong, lofe their right to the name .of poeW ; for they cannot be faid to have imitated any thing; they neither copied nature npf life; neither...
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The lives of the most eminent English poets

Samuel Johnson, John Hawkins - 1787
...by counting the fyllables. If the father of criticifm has rightly denominated poetry ttyw pp;/ixi;, an imitative art, thefe writers will, without great...matter, nor reprefented the operations of intellect. Thpfe however who deny them to be poets, allow them to be wits. D' yden confefles of himfelf and his...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: The lives of the most eminent English poets

Samuel Johnson, John Hawkins - English literature - 1787
...counting the fyllables. If the father of critieifm has rightly denominated poetry T;%iIJ pp,, <.-„•/}, an imitative art, thefe writers will, without great...they neither copied nature nor life ; neither painted painted the forms of matter, nor reprefented the operations of intellect. Thofe however who deny them...
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The Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets,: With Critical ..., Volume 1

Samuel Johnson - Poets, English - 1790
...counting the fyllables. If the father of criticiftn has rightly denominated poetry rixvy piprflMij, an imitative art* thefe writers will, without great...of poets; for they cannot be faid to have imitated anything; they neither copied nature for life; neither painted the forms of matter ; nor reprefented...
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