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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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Works: Life and Letters, Volume 2

William Cowper - 1835
...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 that of Pope.'' Again : " Dryden is sometimes vehement and rapid ; Pope is always smooth, uniform, and gentle. Dryden's...
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The Poetical Works of A. Pope: Including His Translation of Homer , to which ...

Alexander Pope - English poetry - 1836 - 442 pages
...were formed by comprehensive speculation; and those of Pope by minute attention. There is more dignjty ing to the ridiculous fiction, established a colony...the actors were a race upon whom imagination had if cautious and uniform. Dryden observes the motions of his own mi ml ; Pope constrains his mind to...
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Life and works of William Cowper, Volume 2

William Cowper - 1836
...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 that of Pope." Again : " Dryden is sometimes vehement and rapid ; Pope is always smooth, uniform, and gentle. Dryden's...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: Lives of the poets

Samuel Johnson - 1837
...manners. The notions of Dryden were formed by comprehensive speculation; and those of Pope by minute ling boughes, and leauea, their parts did beare ;...waters sent, Frouokt again the virgin to lament. VL observes the motions of his own mind ; Pope constrains his mind to his own rules of composition. Dryden...
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Works, Volume 2

Samuel Johnson - English literature - 1838
...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 is capricious and varied ; that of Pope is,oautions and uniform. Dryden observes the motions of his own mind j Pope constrains his mind to...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.

Samuel Johnson - 1840
...those ofPope by minute attention. There is more dignity in the knowledge of Dryden, and more ceruur.tr ictitious part which he began stvle of Dryden is capricious and varied : thnt ot Pope is cautious and uniform. Dryden ob« serves...
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Lives of the English Poets: With Critical Observations on Their Works ; And ...

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1840 - 502 pages
...manners. The notions Df Dryden were formed by comprehensive speculation; and those of Pope by minute attention. There is more dignity in the knowledge...of Pope. Poetry was not the sole praise of either ; 'or both excelled likewise in prose; but Pope did not borrow his prose from his predecessor. The...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: With and Essay on His Life ..., Volume 2

Samuel Johnson, Arthur Murphy - 1842
...manners. The notions of Dryden were formed by comprehensive speculation; and those of Pope by minute attention. There is more dignity in the knowledge...his prose from his predecessor. The style of Dryden ie capricious and varied ; that of Pope is cautious and uniform. Dryden observes the motions of his...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: With an Essay on His Life and ..., Volume 2

Samuel Johnson, Arthur Murphy - 1843
...formed by comprehensive speculation ; and those of Pope by minute attention. There is more dignity m the knowledge of Dryden, and more certainty in that...varied ; that of Pope is cautious and uniform. Dryden ob. serves the motions of his own mind ; Pope constrains his mind to his own rules of composition....
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Cyclopędia of English literature, Volume 2

Robert Chambers - 1844
...manners. The notions of Dryden were formed by comprehensive speculation, and those of Pope by minute neck that made that white robe wan, Her stately neck...The gems entangled in her hair. I guess 'twas fright hN prose from his predecessor. The style of Dryden is capricious and varied, that of Pope is cautious...
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