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" One of our late great poets is sunk in his reputation because he could never forgive any conceit which came in his way; but swept like a drag-net great and small. "
The Works of the English Poets: With Prefaces, Biographical and Critical - Page 24
by Samuel Johnson - 1779
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Fables Antient and Modern: Translated Into Verse from Homer, Ovid, Boccace ...

John Dryden - Fables - 1713 - 550 pages
...fay, fo he knows alfo when to leave off } a Continence which is pn&is'd by few Writers, and fcarccly by any of the Ancients, excepting Virgil and Horace....great Poets is funk in his Reputation, becaufe he cou'd never forgive any Conceit which came in his wayj but fwept like a Drag-net, great and fmall....
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A new and general biographical dictionary, Volume 3

New and general biographical dictionary - 1761
...he knew • " wh.it to fay, fo he knew alfo when to leave oft, a conti" nence, which is praŖtifed by few writers, and fcarcely by " any of the ancients, excepting Virgil and Horace. Chau" ccr followed nature every where, but was never ,fo bold" to go beyond her: and there is a great...
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An Essay on the Genius and Writings of Pope, Volume 2

Joseph Warton - 1782
...fubje&s : As he knew what to fay, fo he alfo knows where to leave off; a continence, which is pra&ifed by few writers, and fcarcely by any of the ancients, excepting Virgil and Horace. One of our latt great poets is funk in his reputation, becaufe he could never forgive any Conceit that came in...
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The Works of the British Poets: With Prefaces, Biographical and ..., Volume 6

English poetry - 1795
...leave off ; a continence which is praclifed by few writers, arid fcarcely bjr any of the ancient?, excepting Virgil and Horace. One of our late great poets is funk in his reputation, bccaufe he could never forgive any cuncu^ which came in his way ; but fwept like a dragnet, great arid...
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The Canterbury Tales of Chaucer: Completed in a Modern Version ...

Geoffrey Chaucer - Christian pilgrims and pilgrimages - 1795 - 389 pages
...fubjefts : as he knew what to fay, fo he knows alfo when to " leave off ; a continence which is pracYifed by few writers, and " fcarcely by any of the Ancients, excepting Virgil and Horace. " Chaucer followed Nature every where, but was never fo bold " as to go beyond her : and there is as...
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A New and General Biographical Dictionary: Containing an ... Account of the ...

Biography - 1795
...fubjects ; as he knew what to fay, fo he knew alfo when to leave off, a continence which is practifed by few writers, and fcarcely by any of the ancients, excepting Virgil and .Horace. Chaucer fol-^ lowed nature every where, but .was never fo bold to go beyond her i and there is a great...
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Dryden. Smyth. Duke. King. Sprat. Halifax

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1800
...fubjeos: as he knew what to fay, fo he knows alfo when to leave off; a continence which is praņifed well had fought ;s funk in his reputation, becaufe he could never forgive nny conceit which came in his way ; but fwept...
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The Critical and Miscellaneous Prose Works of John Dryden,: Now ..., Volume 3

John Dryden - 1800
...say, so he knows also when to leave off; a continence which is practised by few writers, and scarcely by any of the ancients, excepting Virgil and Horace. One of our late great poets' is sunk in his reputation, because he could never forgive any conceit which came in his way ; but swept,...
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The Critical and Miscellaneous Prose Works of John Dryden: Now ..., Volume 3

John Dryden - 1800
...say, so he knows also when to leave off; a continence which is practised by few writers, and scarcely by any of the ancients, excepting Virgil and Horace. One of our late great poets1 is sunk in his reputation, because he could never forgive any conceit which came in his way...
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The Critical and Miscellaneous Prose Works of John Dryden: Now ..., Volume 3

John Dryden - 1800 - 662 pages
...say, so he knows also when to leave off; a continence which is practised by few writers, and scarcely by any of the ancients, excepting Virgil and Horace. One of our late great poets1 is sunk in his reputation, because he could never forgive any conceit which came in his way...
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