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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... "
Lives - Page 559
by Samuel Johnson - 1800
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The Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets: With Critical ..., Volume 3

Samuel Johnson - Poets, English - 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...either ; for both excelled likewise in prose; but Pope did:not borrow his prose from his predecessor. The style of Dryden is capricious and varied ; that...
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The British Poets: Including Translations ...

British poets - Classical poetry - 1822
...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, Volume 8

Samuel Johnson - 1823
...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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The American First Class Book, Or, Exercises in Reading and Recitation, Book 4

John Pierpont - Recitations - 1823 - 480 pages
...manners. The notions of Dryden were formed by comprehensive speculation, and those of Pope by minute attention. There is more dignity in the knowledge...and varied ; that of Pope is cautious and uniform. Dr3'dcn obeys the motions of his own mind ; Pope constrains his mind to his own rules of composition....
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D: With an Essay on His Life and ..., Volume 11

Samuel Johnson, Arthur Murphy - 1823
...speculation; and those of Pope by minute attention. There is more dignityin theknowledge of Dryden, aud more certainty in that of Pope. Poetry was not the...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 - Elocution - 1823 - 372 pages
...manners. The notions of Dryden were formed by comprehensive speculation ; those of Pope, by minute attention'. There is more dignity in the knowledge...praise of either; for both excelled likewise in prose : Bat Pope did not borrow his prose from his predecessor. The style of Dryden is capricious and varied...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: The lives of the English poets (cont ...

Samuel Johnson - 1825
...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 i obeys 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 [ed. by F.P. Walesby].

Samuel Johnson - 1825
...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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Examples of English Prose: From the Reign of Elizabeth to the Present Time ...

George Walker - English prose literature - 1825 - 615 pages
...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 - Diccion - 1825 - 372 pages
...speculation ; those of Pope, by minute attention. There is more dignity in the knowledge of Drydcn, and more certainty in that of Pope. Poetry was not...excelled likewise in prose : But Pope did not borrow his prosn from his predecessor. The style of Dryden is capricious and varied ; that of Pope is cautious...
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