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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 Miscellaneous Prose Works of Sir Walter Scott, Bart: In Six ..., Volume 1

Walter Scott - Authors, English - 1829 - 323 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 Poetical Works of Alexander Pope, Esq: To which is Prefixed the Life of ...

Alexander Pope - 1830 - 442 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. Drydcn's performances were always hasty, either excited...
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The Miscellaneous Prose Works of Sir Walter Scott, Volume 1

Walter Scott - Chivalry - 1834
...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 wen; always hasty, either...
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The Prose Works of Sir Walter Scott, Bart: Life of Dryden

Walter Scott - Authors, English - 1834
...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. Drydeu's performances were always hasty, either excited...
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Works: Life and Letters, Volume 2

William Cowper - 1835
...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." He concludes this brilliant comparison in the following...
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The Works of William Cowper: His Life and Letters, Volume 2

William Cowper - 1835
...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." He concludes this brilliant comparison in the following...
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An Historical Sketch of the Origin of English Prose Literature, and of Its ...

William Gray - English literature - 1835 - 103 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. The reader may perhaps be amused by comparing what...
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The Poetical Works of A. Pope: Including His Translation of Homer , to which ...

Alexander Pope - English poetry - 1836 - 442 pages
...inferred, that of this poetical vigour Pope had only a little, because Dryden had more; for every other s, or their glorious ends, Teach me, like thee, in various nature wise, To fall has brighter paragraphs, he has not better poems. Dryden's performances were always hasty, either excited...
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The History of the Anglo-Saxons from the Earliest Period to the ..., Volume 2

Sharon Turner - Anglo-Saxons - 1836
...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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Life and works of William Cowper, Volume 2

William Cowper - 1836
...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." He concludes this brilliant comparison in the following...
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