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" Perhaps no nation ever produced a writer that enriched his language with such variety of models. To him we owe the improvement, perhaps the completion, of our metre, the refinement of our language, and much of the correctness of our sentiments. "
The Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets;: Dryden. Smith. Duke. King ... - Page 192
by Samuel Johnson - 1781 - 503 pages
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The Poetical Works of John Dryden., Esq: Containing Original Poems ..., Volume 1

John Dryden - 1811
...writer could fupply." Perhaps no nation ever produced a writer that enriched his language with fuch a variety of models. To him we owe the improvement,...metre, the refinement of our language, and much of the correctnefs of our fentiments. By him we were taught " fapere and fari," to think naturally and exprefs...
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The Poetical Works of John Dryden: Containing Original Poems, Tales, and ...

John Dryden - 1811 - 445 pages
..." could " feleQ from them better fpecimens of every mode of poetry " than any other Englifh writer could fupply." Perhaps no nation ever produced a writer that enriched his language with fur ha variety of models. To him we owe. the improvement, perhaps the completion of our metre, the...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, L. L. D.: In Twelve Volumes, Volume 9

Samuel Johnson - 1811
...select from them better specimens of every mode of poetry than any other English writer could supply." Perhaps no nation ever produced a writer that enriched his language with such a variety of models. To him we owe the improvement, perhaps the completion of our metre, the refinement...
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The Boston Spectator: Devoted to Politicks and Belles-lettres, Volume 1

United States - 1814
...under this grievous yoke. Dryden, of whom Johnson has said, perhaps, with exaggerated praise, that " to him we owe the improvement, perhaps the completion, of our metre," calls rhyme, " At best, a pleasing sound, and fair barbarity." Roscommon confesses, that rhyme is the...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, Volume 9

Samuel Johnson - English literature - 1816
...from them better specimens of every " modeof poetry than any other English writer could " supply." Perhaps no nation ever produced a writer that enriched his language with such a variety of models. To him we owe the improvement, perhaps the completion of our metre, the refinement...
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The works of Samuel Johnson, Volume 6

Samuel Johnson - 1818
...from them better specimens of every " mode of poetry than any other English writer could " supply." Perhaps no nation ever produced a writer that enriched his language with such a variety of models. To him we owe the improvement, perhaps the completion of our metre, the refinement...
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The Works of the English Poets, from Chaucer to Cowper: Including ..., Volume 8

Alexander Chalmers - English poetry - 1819
...writer could supply." Perbsp) nonatíon ever produced a writer that enriched his language with such a variety of models. To him we owe the improvement, perhaps the completion of our metre, thf refinement of our language, and much of the correctness of our sentiments. By him ire were taught,...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.

Samuel Johnson, Arthur Murphy - English literature - 1820
...could supply." Perhaps no nation ever produced awriter that enriched his language with such avariety of models. To him we owe the improvement, perhaps...metre, the refinement of our language, and much of the correctness of our sentiVOL. ix. F f inents. By him we were taught " sapere et fari," to think naturally...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.

Samuel Johnson - 1820
...select from them better specimens of every mode of poetry than any other English writer could supply." Perhaps no nation ever produced a writer that enriched his language with such variety of models. To him we owe the improvement, perhaps the completion of our metre, the refinement...
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The lives of the English poets

Samuel Johnson, Arthur Murphy - Authors, English - 1823
...select from them better specimens of every mode of poetry than any other English writer could supply." Perhaps no nation ever produced a writer that enriched his language with such variety of models. To him we owe the improvement, perhaps the completion of our metre, the refinement...
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