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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 WILLIAM COWPER HIS LIFE, LETTERS, AND POEMS

1860
...inferred that of this poetical vigor Pope had only a little, because Dryden had more ; for every other k upon the worst man in Chelmsford gaol with a more favorable eye than upon , who claims a s has brighter paragraphs, he has not better poems." He concludes this brilliant comparison in the following...
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Half-hours of translation, or Extracts from the best British and American ...

Alphonse Mariette - 1860
...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 - 1861
...inferred, tnat of this poetical vigor Pope had only a little, because Drydea 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 Literautre: Chronologically Arranged, from Sir John ...

Charles Dexter Cleveland - 1863
...other writer since Milton must give place to Pope; and even of Dryaen 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 >vithout consideration, and published without correction. What his...
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The National Fifth Reader: Containing a Treatise on Elocution, Exercises in ...

Richard Green Parker, James Madison Watson - Readers (Elementary) - 1863 - 600 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. 10. Drydcn's performances were always hasty, Cither...
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The Sixth Reader: Consisting of Extracts in Prose and Verse, with ...

George Stillman Hillard - Elocution - 1863 - 436 pages
...writer since 25 Milton must give place to Pope ; and even of Dryden it must bo said, that it' he has brighter paragraphs, he has not better poems. Dryden's...hasty, — either excited by some external occasion, jr extorted by some do30 mestic necessity. He composed without consideration, and published without...
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Advanced Course of Composition and Rhetoric: A Series of Practical Lessons ...

George Payn Quackenbos - English language - 1863 - 451 pages
...give place to Pope : and even of Dryden it nmst be said, that If he has brighter paragraphs, be bas not better poems. Dryden's performances were always...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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Choice specimens of English literature, selected and arranged by T.B. Shaw ...

Thomas Budd Shaw, sir William Smith - 1864
...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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A Compendium of English Literature: Chronologically Arranged, from Sir John ...

Charles Dexter Cleveland - English literature - 1865 - 776 pages
...other writer since Milton must give place to Pope; and even of Dryaen 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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Chambers's readings in English prose ... 1558 to 1860

Chambers W. and R., ltd - 1865
...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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