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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 Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets: With Critical ..., Volume 3

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1819
...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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Lessons in Elocution, Or, A Selection of Pieces in Prose and Verse: For the ...

William Scott - Children's stories - 1820 - 407 pages
...r,sioce Milton, must give place to Pops ; and even of D -yderr it must be said, that if he has blighter paragraph-s, he has not better poems. Dryden's performances...excited by some external occasion, or extorted by domestic necessity; he composed without consideration, and published without correction. What his mind...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, Ll. D.: Containing Lives of the poets

Samuel Johnson, Arthur Murphy - English literature - 1820
...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 performance* were always hasty, either excited...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.

Samuel Johnson - 1820
...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, LL.D.

Samuel Johnson - 1820
...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 John Dryden: Now First Collected in Eighteen Volumes, Volume 1

John Dryden, Walter Scott - English literature - 1821
...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 British Poets: Including Translations ...

British poets - Classical poetry - 1822
...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...excited by some external occasion, or extorted by domestic necessity; he composed without consideration, and published without correction. What his mind...
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The American First Class Book, Or, Exercises in Reading and Recitation, Book 4

John Pierpont - Recitations - 1823 - 480 pages
...AMERICAN [Lesson 7. 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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Lessons in Elocution: Or, a Selection of Pieces in Prose and Verse for the ...

William Scott - Elocution - 1823 - 372 pages
...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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The History of the Anglo-Saxons: Comprising the History ..., Volume 2; Volume 93

Sharon Turner - Anglo-Saxons - 1823
...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. FROM the preceding instances we may form an idea...
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