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" ... is cold, and knowledge is inert ; that energy which collects, combines, amplifies, and animates;- the superiority must, with some hesitation, be allowed to Dryden. It is not to be inferred that of this poetical... "
Lives - Page 560
by Samuel Johnson - 1800
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The works of the poets of Great Britain and Ireland. With prefaces ..., Volume 1

Great Britain - 1804
...inferred that of this poetical vigour Pope had only a little, because Dryden had more ; for every other writer since Milton must give place to Pope; and even...without correction. What his mind could supply at cfall, or gather in one excursion, was all that he sought, and all that he gave. The dilatory caution...
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The History of the Anglo-Saxons, Volume 2

Sharon Turner - Great Britain - 1807 - 499 pages
...this poetical vigour Pope had only a little, because Dryden had more; for every other writer si-ice Milton must give place to Pope : and even of Dryden it must be said, that if he has brighter paragraphs, he has not better poems. From the preceding instances we may form an idea...
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The Works of John Dryden: Now First Collected ...

John Dryden, Walter Scott - English literature - 1808
...inferred, that of this poetical vigour Pope had only a little, because Dryden had more ; for every other writer, since Milton, must give place to Pope : and even of Dryden it must be said, that if he has brighter paragraphs, he has not better poems. Dryden's performances were always hasty, either excited...
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The lives of the English poets

Samuel Johnson - 1810
...other writer since Milton must give place to Pope ; and even of Dryden it must be saidj that, if he has brighter paragraphs, he has not better poems. Dryden's...consideration, and published without correction. What hiž mind could supply at call, or gather in one excurr sion, was all that he sought, and all that...
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Prior. Congreve. Blackmore. Fenton. Gay. Granville. Yalden. Tickell. Hammond ...

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1810
...the roller. 3 / , Of genius, that power which constitutes a poet ; that quality said, that, if he has brighter paragraphs, he has not better poems. Dryden's...excited by some external occasion, or extorted by domestic necessity ; he composed without consideration, and published without correction. What his...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: With An Essay on His Life and ..., Volume 11

Samuel Johnson - 1810
...inferred, that of this poetical vigour Pope had only a little, because Dryden had more : for every other writer since Milton must give place to Pope ; and even of Dryden it must be said, that, if he has brighter paragraphs, he has not better poems. Dryden's performances were always hasty, either excited...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, L. L. D.: In Twelve Volumes, Volume 11

Samuel Johnson - 1811
...inferred, that, of this poetical vigour Pope had only a little, because Dryden had more ; for every other writer since Milton must give place to Pope ; and even of Dryden it must be said, that, if he has brighter paragraphs, he has not better poems. Dryden's performances were always hasty, either excited...
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The works of Alexander Pope. With a selection of explanatory notes ..., Volume 1

Alexander Pope - 1812
...inferred, that of this poetical vigour Pope had only a little, because Dryden had more ; for every other writer since Milton must give place to Pope ; and even of Dryden it must be said, that, if he has brighter paragraphs, he has not better poems. l?ryden's performances were always hasty, e1ther...
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Lessons in Elocution, Or, A Selection of Pieces in Prose and Verse: For the ...

William Scott - Elocution - 1814 - 407 pages
...inferred, that of this poetical vigor, Pope had only a little, because Dryden had more ; for every other writer, since Milton, must give place to Pope ; and even of Dryden it must be said, that if he has brighter paragraphs, be has not better poems. Dryden's performances were always hasty ; either...
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The British Plutarch: Containing the Lives of the Most Eminent ..., Volume 5

Francis Wrangham - Great Britain - 1816
...inferred, that of this poetical vigour Pope had only a little, because Dryden had more : for every other writer, since Milton, must give place to Pope ; and even of Dryden it must be said, that ' if he has brighter paragraphs, he has not better poems.' Dryden's performances were always hasty ; either...
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