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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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Aids to English Composition, Prepared for Students of All Grades: Embracing ...

Richard Green Parker - English language - 1845 - 429 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. Dryden's performances were always hasty, either excited...
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Aids to English Composition

Richard Green Parker - English language - 1845 - 50 pages
...inferred, that of this poetical vigor Pope had only a little, because Dryden had more ; foi 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 nol better poems. Dryden's performances were always hasty, either excited...
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Class Book of Prose: Consisting of Selections from Distinguished English and ...

John Seely Hart - Readers - 1845 - 372 pages
...this poetical vigour Pope had only a little, because Dryden had more ; for every other wri 21* ter 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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A Grammar of the Anglo-Saxon Language

Louis F. Klipstein - Anglo-Saxon language - 1848 - 222 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. " From the preceding instances we may form an idea...
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McGuffey's Newly Revised Eclectic Fourth Reader: Revised and Improved

William Holmes McGuffey - Readers - 1849 - 336 pages
...shaven by the scythe and leveled by the roller. 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. 9. Dryden's performances were always hasty, either...
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The Literature and the Literary Men of Great Britain and Ireland, Volume 2

Abraham Mills - English literature - 1851
...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 some domestic necessity ; he composed without consideration, and published without correction. What...
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The Literature and the Literary Men of Great Britain and Ireland, Volume 2

Abraham Mills - English literature - 1851
...inferred that of his 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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The Works of William Cowper: His Life, Letters, and Poems. Now First ...

William Cowper - English poetry - 1851 - 749 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." He concludes this brilliant comparison in the following...
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Aids to English Composition, Prepared for Students of All Grades: Embracing ...

Richard Green Parker - English language - 1851 - 429 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. Dryden's performances were always n,aoty, either...
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Aids to English Composition, Prepared for Students of All Grades: Embracing ...

Richard Green Parker - English language - 1851 - 429 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. Dryden's performances were always hasty, either excited...
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