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" We can only say that he lived in the infancy of our poetry, and that nothing is brought to perfection at the first. We must be children before we grow men. There was an Ennius, and in process of time a Lucilius and a Lucretius, before Virgil and Horace... "
Bell's Edition: The Poets of Great Britain Complete from Chaucer to ... - Page 191
1782
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Fables Antient and Modern: Translated Into Verse from Homer, Ovid, Boccace ...

John Dryden - Fables - 1713 - 550 pages
...fometimes a whole one, and which no Pronunciation can make othervvite. We can only fay, that he liv'd in the Infancy of our Poetry, and that nothing is brought to Perfection at the firil. We muft be Children before we grow Men. There was an Ennim, and in procefs of Time a Luciliusy...
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The Miscellaneous Works: Containing All His Original Poems, Tales ..., Volume 3

John Dryden - English poetry - 1760
...for want of half a foot, and fometimes a whole one% and which no pronunciation can make otherwife. We can only fay, that he lived in the infancy of our...that nothing is brought to perfection at the firft. We muft be children before we grow men. There was an Ennius, and in procefs of time a Lucilius, and...
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A new and general biographical dictionary, Volume 3

New and general biographical dictionary - 1761
...want of half a foot, and " fometimes a whole one, and which no pronunciation can " make otherwife. We can only fay, that he lived in the " infancy of our poetry, and that nothing is brought to per" fe&ion at the firft. We muft be children before we grow " men. There was Ennius, and in procefs...
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A New and General Biographical Dictionary: Containing an ..., Volume 3

Biography - 1761
...want of half a foot, and *' fometimes a whole one, and which no pronunciation can " make otherwife. We can only fay, that he lived in the " infancy of our poetry, and that nothing is brought to per*' fedtion at the firft. We muft be children before we grow " men. There was Ennius, and in procefs...
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The Miscellaneous Works of John Dryden, Esq: Containing All His Original ...

John Dryden - 1767
...for want of half a foot, and fometimes a whole one, and which no pronunciation can make otherwife. We can only fay, that he lived in the infancy of our...poetry, and that nothing is brought to perfection at the firfl. We muft be children before we grow men. There was an Ennius, and in procefs of time a Lucilius,...
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The Miscellaneous Works of John Dryden, Esq: Containing All His Original ...

John Dryden - English poetry - 1767
...for want of half a foot, and fometimes a whole one, and which no pronunciation can make otherwife. We can only fay, that he lived in the infancy of our poetry, and that nothing is brought to perfeftion at the firft. We muft be children before we grow men. There was an Ennius, and in procefs...
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British biography; or, an accurate and impartial account of the lives and ...

Joseph Towers - Bio-bibliography - 1773
...every verfe, which we call heroic, was either not known, or not always praclifed in Chaucer's age. We can only fay, that he lived in the infancy of our...that nothing is brought to perfection at the firft. We muft be children before we grow men. There was an Ennius, and in procefs of time a Lucilina and...
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The Works of the English Poets: With Prefaces ..., Volume 15, Page 3

Samuel Johnson - Authors, English - 1779
...for want of half a foot, and fometimes a whole one, and which no pronunciation can make otherwife. We can only fay, that he lived in the infancy of our...that nothing is brought to perfection at the firft. We muft be children before we grow men. There was an Enn'ms, and in procefs of time a Lucilius, and...
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The Works of the English Poets: With Prefaces, Biographical and ..., Volume 15

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1779
...for want of half a foot, and fometimes a whole one, and which no pronunciation can make otherwiie. We can only fay, that he lived in the infancy of our poetry, and that nothing is brought to perfeftion at the firft. We muft be children before we grow men. There was an Enuius, and in prccefs...
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The Works of the English Poets: Dryden

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1779
...fbmetimes a whole one, and whichr no pronunciation can make otherwii'e. We can only fay, that he Jived in the infancy of our poetry, and that nothing is brought to perfeftion at the firft. We muft be children before we grow men. There was an Ennius, and in pro—...
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