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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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Compendium of English Literature: Chronologically Arranged, from Sir John ...

Charles Dexter Cleveland - English literature - 1848 - 776 pages
...other writer since Milton must give plare 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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Aids to English Composition: Prepared for Students of All Grades

Richard Green Parker - 1857
...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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Principles of Elocution

Thomas Ewing - Elocution - 1857 - 412 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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Advanced Course of Composition and Rhetoric: A Series of Practical Lessons ...

George Payn Quackenbos - English language - 1857 - 451 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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Progressive Exercises in Rhetorical Reading, etc

Richard Greene PARKER - 1857 - 136 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. Dry den's performances were always hasty, either...
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A Compendium of English Literature: Chronologically Arranged from Sir John ...

Charles Dexter Cleveland - English literature - 1858 - 762 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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The Literature and the Literary Men of Great Britain and Ireland, Volume 2

Abraham Mills - English literature - 1858
...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. Dryden's performances were always hasty, either excited...
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A Compendium of English Literature: Chronologically Arranged, from Sir John ...

Charles Dexter Cleveland - English literature - 1859 - 762 pages
...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...
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A class-book of English prose, with biogr. notices, explanatory notes and ...

Robert Demaus - 1859
...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 betterpoems. Dry den's performances were always hasty, either excited...
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The prose and prose writers of Britain, from Chaucer to Ruskin

Robert Demaus - 1860
...inferred that of this poetical vigour Pope had only a little, because Dryden had more ; for every othey 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 betterpoems. Dryden's performances were always hasty, either excited...
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