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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 Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: Lives of the poets

Samuel Johnson - 1837
...this poetical vigour Pope had only a little, because Dryden had more ; for every other writer sinee the night and tumult might not hinder them has brighter paragraphs, he has not better poems. Dryilen's performances were always hasty, cither...
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Works, Volume 2

Samuel Johnson - English literature - 1838
...inferred, that ot 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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Lives of the English Poets: With Critical Observations on Their Works ; And ...

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1840 - 502 pages
...other writer since Milton must give place to Pope ; aadeven 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...
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The History of the Anglo-Saxons from the Earliest Period to the ..., Volume 2

Sharon Turner - Anglo-Saxons - 1841
...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 riot better poems. From the preceding instances we may form an idea...
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The History of the Anglo-Saxons from the Earliest Period to the ..., Volume 2

Sharon Turner - Anglo-Saxons - 1841
...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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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: With and Essay on His Life ..., Volume 2

Samuel Johnson, Arthur Murphy - 1842
...other writer since Milton must give place to Pope ; and even of Dryden it must be said, that, if he has brighter parag'raphs, 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 Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: With an Essay on His Life and ..., Volume 2

Samuel Johnson, Arthur Murphy - 1843
...that oi this poetical vigour Pope had only a little, because Dryden had more ; for every other writei 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 poerns. Dryden's performances were always hasty, either...
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The American Common-school Reader and Speaker: Being a Selection of Pieces ...

John Goldsbury, William Russell - American literature - 1844 - 428 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, he has not better poems. 20 Dryden's performances were always hasty, either...
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Cyclopędia of English Literature: A History, Critical and ..., Volume 2

Robert Chambers - English literature - 1844
...inferred that of this poetical vigour Pope h»d only a little, because Dryden had more ; for every other has brighter paragraphs, he has not better poems. Dryden's performances were always hasty, either excited...
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Cyclopędia of English literature, Volume 2

Robert Chambers - 1844
...that of this poetical vigour Pope had only a little, because Dryden had more ; for every other write r gh, enough, the rustling trees Announce a shower upon the breeze, The flashes of the has brighter paragraphs, he has not better poems. Dry«leii's performances were always hasty, cither...
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