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" There is more dignity in the knowledge of Dryden, and more certainty in that of Pope. Poetry was not the sole praise of either: for both excelled likewise in prose; but Pope did not borrow his prose from his predecessor. The style of Dryden is capricious... "
The British Plutarch: Containing the Lives of the Most Eminent Divines ... - Page 463
by Francis Wrangham - 1816
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The Annual Register of World Events: A Review of the Year, Volume 25

Edmund Burke - History - 1800
...manners. The notions of Dryden were formed by comprehenfive fpeculation, and thofe of Pope by minule attention. There is more dignity in the knowledge of Dryden, and more certainty in that of Pope. Of genius, that power which conftitutes a poet ; that quality, •without which judgment is cold and1...
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THE MONTHLY REVIEW OR LITERARY JOURNAL

Several Hands - 1781
...Pope in hi= local manners. The notions of Dryden were formed by comprehenfive fpeculation, and thofe of Pope by minute attention. There is more dignity...more certainty in that of Pope. ' Poetry was not the fole praife of cither; for hoth excelled litewife in profe; bui Pope did not borrow his profe from...
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The lives of the most eminent English poets; with critical ..., Volume 4

Samuel Johnson - 1781
...Pope in his local manners. The notions of Dryden were formed by comprehenfive fpe* culation, and thofe of Pope by minute attention. There is more dignity...more certainty in that of Pope. Poetry was not the fole praife of either ; for both excelled lifcewife in profe ; but Pope did fiot borrow his profe from...
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The Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets;: Pope. Pitt. Thomson. Watts. A ...

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1781 - 503 pages
...Pope in his local manners. The notions of Dryden were formed by comprehenfive fpeculation, and thofe of Pope by minute attention. There is more dignity...more certainty in that of Pope. Poetry was not the fole praife of either ; for both excelled likewife in profe ; but Pope did not borrow his profe from...
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The Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets;: Pope. Pitt. Thomson. Watts. A ...

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1781 - 503 pages
...Pope in his local manners. The notions of Dryden were formed by comprehenfive fpeculation, and thofeof Pope by minute attention. There is more dignity in...more certainty in that of Pope. Poetry was not the fole praife of either ; for both excelled likewife in profe ; but Pope did not borrow his profe from...
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The Works of the English Poets: With Prefaces, Biographical and ..., Volume 65

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1781
...Pope in his local manners. The notions of Dryden were formed by comprehenfive fpeculation, and thofe of Pope by minute attention. There is more dignity in the knowledge 6 c: of Dryden, and more certainty in that of Pope. Poetry was not the fole praife of either; for both...
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prefaces biographical and crirical to the works of the english poets

samuel johnson - 1781
...Pope in his local manners. The notions of Dryden were formed by comprehenfive {peculation, and thofe of Pope by minute attention. There is more dignity in the knowledge 6 of of Dryden, and more certainty in that of Pope. Poetry was not the fole praife of either; for both...
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The lives of the most eminent English poets (concluded). Miscellaneous lives

Samuel Johnson, John Hawkins - 1787
...Pope in his local manners. The notions of Dryden were formed by comprehenfive fpeculation ; and thofe of Pope by minute attention* There is more dignity...more certainty in that of Pope. Poetry was not the fole praife of either ; for both excelled likewife in profe ; but Pope did not borrow his profe from...
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The lives of the most eminent English poets (concluded). Miscellaneous lives

Samuel Johnson, John Hawkins - 1787
...Pope in his local manners. The notions of Dryden were formed by comprehenfive fpeculation ; and thofe of Pope by minute attention. There is more dignity...more certainty in that of Pope. Poetry was not the fole praife of either; for both excelled likewife in profe ; but Pope did not borrow his profe from...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: The lives of the most eminent English ...

Samuel Johnson, John Hawkins - English literature - 1787
...Pope in his local manners. The notions of Dryden were formed by comprehenfive fpeculation ; and thofe of Pope by minute attention. There is more dignity...more certainty in that of Pope. Poetry was not the fole praife of either ; for both excelled likewife in profe ; but Pope did not borrow his profe from...
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