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" Dryden knew more of man in his general nature, and Pope in his local manners. The notions of Dryden were formed by comprehensive speculation, and those of Pope by minute attention. There is more dignity in the knowledge of Dryden, and more certainty in... "
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by Samuel Johnson - 1800
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, Volume 11

Samuel Johnson - English literature - 1816
...comprehensive speculation; and those of Pope by minute attention. There is more dignityin theknowledge of Dryden, and more certainty in that of Pope. Poetry...varied ; that of Pope is cautious and uniform. Dryden observes the motions of his own mind ; Pope constrains his mind to his own rules of composition. Dryden...
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The British Plutarch: Containing the Lives of the Most Eminent ..., Volume 5

Francis Wrangham - Great Britain - 1816
...manners. The notions of Dryden were formed by a comprehensive speculation, and those of Pope by minute attention. There is more dignity in the knowledge...prose : but Pope did not borrow his prose from his predecessors. The stile of Dryden js capricious arid varied; that of Pope is cautious and uniform....
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Lessons in Elocution: Or, A Selection of Pieces in Prose and Verse, for the ...

William Scott - Elocution - 1817 - 407 pages
...manners. The notions of Dryden were formed by comprehensive speculation , those of Pope, by minute attention. There is more dignity in the knowledge...not the sole praise of either ; for both excelled likwiie in prose : But Pope did not borrow his prose from Jiis predecessor. The style of Dryden is...
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The Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets: With Critical Observations on ...

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1819
...speculation ; and those of Pope by minute attention. There is more dignity in the knowledge of Dry den, and more certainty in that of Pope. Poetry was not...varied ; that of Pope is cautious and uniform. Dryden observes the motions of his own mind ; Pope constrains his mind to his own rules of composition. Dryden...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, Ll. D.: Containing Lives of the poets

Samuel Johnson, Arthur Murphy - English literature - 1820
...manners. The notions of Dryden were formed by comprehensive speculation ; and those of Pope by minute attention. There is more dignity in the knowledge...varied ; that of Pope is cautious and uniform. Dryden observes the motions of his own mind ; Pope constrains his mind to his own rules of composition. Dryden...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.

Samuel Johnson - 1820
...manners. The notions of Dryden were formed by comprehensive speculation ; and those of Pope by minute attention. There is more dignity in the knowledge...varied ; that of Pope is cautious and uniform. Dryden observes the motions of his own mind ; Pope constrains his mind to his own rules of composition. Dryden...
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Lessons in Elocution, Or, A Selection of Pieces in Prose and Verse: For the ...

William Scott - Children's stories - 1820 - 407 pages
...minute attention. There is more dignity the knowledge of Dryden, and tnpre certainty in that ?ope. Poetry was not the sole praise of either : for both...and varied.; that of Pope is cautious and uniform : Drydcn obeys the motions o'f his own mind : Pope constrains his mind to his own rules of composition....
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Lessons in Elocution: Or, A Selection of Pieces, in Prose and Verse, for the ...

William Scott (teacher, Edinburgh.) - Elocution - 1819 - 360 pages
...speculation ; those of Pope, by tnintite attention. There is more dignity in the knowledge of Dry' den, and more certainty in that of Pope. Poetry was not...his predecessor. The style of .Dryden is capricious au'l varied ; that of Pope is cautious and uniform : Dryden obeys the motions of his own mind ; Pope...
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Lessons in Elocution, Or, A Selection of Pieces in Prose and Verse: For the ...

William Scott - Children's stories - 1820 - 407 pages
...were formed by comprehentive speculation ; those of Pope, by minute attention. There is more digr nity in the knowledge of Dryden, and more certainty in...Poetry was not the sole praise of either ; for both ex» celled likewise in prose : Hut Pi pt did not borrow his prose from his predecessor. The style...
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The Works of John Dryden: Now First Collected in Eighteen Volumes, Volume 1

John Dryden, Walter Scott - English literature - 1821
...manners. The notions of Dryden were formed by comprehensive speculation, and those of Pope by minute attention. There is more dignity in the knowledge...varied, that of Pope is cautious and uniform. Dryden obeys the motions of his own mind, Pope constrains his mind to his own rules of composition. Dryden...
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