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" In the first place, as he is the father of English poetry, so I hold him in the same degree of veneration as the Grecians held Homer or the Romans Virgil... "
Bell's Edition: The Poets of Great Britain Complete from Chaucer to ... - Page 190
1782
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Fables Antient and Modern: Translated Into Verse from Homer, Ovid, Boccace ...

John Dryden - Fables - 1713 - 550 pages
...in particular. In the firft place, As he is the Father of Engli/b Poetry, fo I hold him in the fame Degree of Veneration as the Grecians held Homer, or the Romans Virgil : He is a perpetual Fountain of good Scnfe j leanVd in all Sciences; and therefore fpeaks properly on all Subjects...
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The Miscellaneous Works: Containing All His Original Poems, Tales ..., Volume 3

John Dryden - English poetry - 1760
...particular. . In the firft place, as he is the father of Englifh poetry, fo 1 hold him in the lame degree of veneration as the Grecians held Homer, or the Romans Virgil: he is a perpetual fountain of good fenfe ; learned in all fciences ; and therefore fpeaks properly on all fubjects...
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A new and general biographical dictionary, Volume 3

New and general biographical dictionary - 1761
...tongue." " As Chaucer is the father of Lnglifh poetry," fays mr. Dryden, " fo I hold him in the fame degree of veneration, " as the Grecians held Homer, or the Romans Virgil : he is " a perpetual fountain of good fenfe, learned in all kiences," and therefore fpeaks properly on all fubjcets...
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A New and General Biographical Dictionary: Containing an ..., Volume 3

Biography - 1761
...pofts. " As Chaucer is the father of Englifh poetry," fays rnr. Dryden, " fo I hold him in the fame degree of veneration, " as the Grecians held Homer, or the Romans Virgil: he is " a perpetual fountain of good lenfe, learned in all fdcnccs, " and therefore fpeaks properly on nil fubjefts;...
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The Miscellaneous Works of John Dryden, Esq: Containing All His Original ...

John Dryden - 1767
...in particular. In the firft place, as he is the father of Englifti poetry, fo I hold him in the fame degree of veneration as the Grecians held Homer, or the Romans Virgil : he is a perpetual fountain of good fenfe ; learned in all fciences; and therefore fpeaks properly on all fubjefts:...
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British biography; or, an accurate and impartial account of the lives and ...

Joseph Towers - Bio-bibliography - 1773
...admirable critic. " As Chaucer (fays he) is the Father of Engliih poetry, fo I hold him in the fame degree of veneration as the Grecians held Homer, or the Romans Virgil : he is a perpetual fountain of good fcnfe, learned in all fciences, and therefore fpeaks properly on all fubjefts...
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The Works of the English Poets: Dryden

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1779
...in particular. In the firft place, as he is the father of Englifh poetry, fo I hold him in the fame degree of veneration as the Grecians held Homer, or the Romans Virgil : he is a perpetual fountain of good fenfe ; learned in all fciences ; and therefore ipeaks properly on all fubjefts:...
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The works of the English poets. With prefaces, biographical and ..., Volume 20

English poets - 1790
...in particular. In the firft place, as he is the father of Englifh poetry, fo I hold him in the fame degree of veneration as the Grecians held Homer, or the Romans Virgil: he is a perpetual fountain of good fenfe; learned in all fciences; and therefore fpeaks properly on all fubjects:...
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The Canterbury Tales of Chaucer: Completed in a Modern Version ...

Geoffrey Chaucer - Christian pilgrims and pilgrimages - 1795 - 389 pages
...then a little upon this fubjeft. " As he is the father of Englhli poetry, fo I hold him in " the fame degree of veneration as the Grecians held Homer, or " the Romans Virgil : he is a perpetual fountain of good fenfe, " learned in all fciences, and therefore fpeaks properly on all "...
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A New and General Biographical Dictionary: Containing an Historical and ...

Biography - 1798
...any tongue." " As Chaucer is the father of engliih poetry," fays Dryden, " fo I hold him in the fame degree of veneration as the Grecians held Homer, or the Romans Virgil : he is a perpetual fountain of good fenfe, learned in all fciences, and therefore fpeaks properly on all fubjetls...
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