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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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Examples of English Prose: From the Reign of Elizabeth to the Present Time ...

George Walker - English prose literature - 1825 - 615 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 excited...
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The works of Samuel Johnson [ed. by F.P. Walesby].

Samuel Johnson - 1825
...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.: The lives of the English poets (cont ...

Samuel Johnson - 1825
...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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Memoirs of John Dryden, Volumes 1-2

Walter Scott - 1826
...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, Volume 2

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1826 - 420 pages
...inferred, that of this poetical rigour Pope had only a little, because Dryden had itmr« ; 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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Memoirs of John Dryden

Walter Scott - 1826 - 277 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 excited...
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The Guardian: With a Biographical, Historical, and Critical ..., Volume 1

1826
...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 Poetical Works of Alexander Pope ...: To which is Prefixed the Life of ...

Alexander Pope - 1826 - 133 pages
...must give place to Pope ; and even of Dryden it muH be said, that, if he has brighter paragraphs, lie ! J domestic necessity; he composed without consideration, and published without correction. What his mind...
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The miscellaneous prose works of sir Walter Scott, Volume 1

sir Walter Scott (bart [prose, collected]) - 1827
...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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Life of Dryden

Walter Scott - Chivalry - 1827
...inferred, that of this poetical vigour Pope had only a lit*1^. be. cause Dryden had more; for every other writer, since Milton, must give place to Pope : and even of Dryden it must be said, that if be ba» paragraphs, he has not better poems. performances were always hasty, either excited hy some...
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