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" Dryden knew more of man in his general nature, and Pope in his local manners. The notions of Dryden were formed by comprehensive speculation, and those of Pope by minute attention. There is more dignity in the knowledge of Dryden, and more certainty in... "
Lives - Page 559
by Samuel Johnson - 1800
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The Annual Register of World Events: A Review of the Year, Volume 25

Edmund Burke - History - 1800
...manners. The notions of Dryden were formed by comprehenfive fpeculation, and thofe of Pope by minule attention. There is more dignity in the knowledge of Dryden, and more certainty in that of Pope. Of genius, that power which conftitutes a poet ; that quality, •without which judgment is cold and1...
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THE MONTHLY REVIEW OR LITERARY JOURNAL

Several Hands - 1781
...manners. The notions of Dryden were formed by comprehenfive fpeculation, and thofe of Pope by minute attention. There is more dignity in the knowledge...more certainty in that of Pope. ' Poetry was not the fole praife of cither; for hoth excelled litewife in profe; bui Pope did not borrow his profe from...
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The lives of the most eminent English poets; with critical ..., Volume 4

Samuel Johnson - 1781
...manners. The notions of Dryden were formed by comprehenfive fpe* culation, and thofe of Pope by minute attention. There is more dignity in the knowledge...more certainty in that of Pope. Poetry was not the fole praife of either ; for both excelled lifcewife in profe ; but Pope did fiot borrow his profe from...
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The Monthly Review, Or, Literary Journal, Volume 65

Books - 1781
...manners. The notions of Dryden were formed by comprehcnfive fpeculation, and thofe of Pope by minute attention. There is more dignity in the knowledge...more certainty in that of Pope. ' Poetry was not the fole praife of either; for both excelled likewife in profe ; but Pope did not borrow his profe from...
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The Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets;: Pope. Pitt. Thomson. Watts. A ...

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1781 - 503 pages
...manners. The notions of Dryden were formed by comprehenfive fpeculation, and thofe of Pope by minute attention. There is more dignity in the knowledge...more certainty in that of Pope. Poetry was not the fole praife of either ; for both excelled likewife in profe ; but Pope did not borrow his profe from...
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The lives of the most eminent English poets (concluded). Miscellaneous lives

Samuel Johnson, John Hawkins - 1787
...manners. The notions of Dryden were formed by comprehenfive fpeculation ; and thofe of Pope by minute attention* There is more dignity in the knowledge...more certainty in that of Pope. Poetry was not the fole praife of either ; for both excelled likewife in profe ; but Pope did not borrow his profe from...
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The lives of the most eminent English poets (concluded). Miscellaneous lives

Samuel Johnson, John Hawkins - 1787
...manners. The notions of Dryden were formed by comprehenfive fpeculation ; and thofe of Pope by minute attention. There is more dignity in the knowledge...more certainty in that of Pope. Poetry was not the fole praife of either; for both excelled likewife in profe ; but Pope did not borrow his profe from...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: The lives of the most eminent English ...

Samuel Johnson, John Hawkins - English literature - 1787
...manners. The notions of Dryden were formed by comprehenfive fpeculation ; and thofe of Pope by minute attention. There is more dignity in the knowledge...more certainty in that of Pope. Poetry was not the fole praife of either ; for both excelled likewife in profe ; but Pope did not borrow his profe from...
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Annual Register, Volume 25

History - 1800
...manners. The notion» of Drydca den were formed by comprehenfive fpeculation, and thofe of Pope by minute attention. There is more dignity in "the knowledge of Dryden, and more certainty in that of Pope. Of genius, that power which conftitutes a poet ; that quality, without which judgment is cold and knowledge...
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The works of the poets of Great Britain and Ireland. With prefaces ..., Volume 1

Great Britain - 1804
...manners. The notions of Dryden were formed by comprehensive speculation ; and those of Pope by minute attention. There is more dignity in the knowledge...his own mind ; Pope constrains his mind to his own rules of composition. Dryden is sometimes vehement and rapid ; Pope is always smooth, uniform, and...
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