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" You have lost that which you call natural, and have not acquired the last perfection of art. "
The Works of John Dryden: Now First Collected ... - Page 16
by John Dryden, Walter Scott - 1808
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The Critical and Miscellaneous Prose Works of John Dryden ..., Volume 1, Part 2

John Dryden - 1800 - 596 pages
...principles to mine : you are already so far onward of your way, that you have forsaken the imitation of ordinary converse ; you are gone beyond it ; and,...to continue where you are, is to lodge in the open field, betwixt two inns. You have lost that which you call natural, and have not acquired the last...
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Blackwood's Magazine, Volume 57

1845
...gone beyond it, and to continue where you arc, is to lodge in the open fields between two iuns." Yon have lost that which you call natural, and have not acquired the last perfection of art. It was only custom, he says, which cozened us so long ; we thought becanse Shakspeare and Fletcher...
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The Retrospective Review.., Volume 1

Henry Southern - 1820
...principles to mine : you are already so far onward of your way, that you have forsaken the imitation of ordinary converse. You are gone beyond it ; and...custom which cozened us so long ; we thought, because Shakespear and Fletcher went no farther, that there the pillars of poetry were to be erected. That>...
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The Retrospective Review, and Historical and Antiquarian Magazine, Volume 1

1820
...principles to mine: you are already so far onward of your way, that you have forsaken the imitation of ordinary converse. You are gone beyond it; and...custom which cozened us so long; we thought, because Shakespear and Fletcher went no farther, that there the pillars of poetry were to be erected. That,...
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The Works of John Dryden: Now First Collected in Eighteen Volumes, Volume 4

John Dryden, Walter Scott - 1821
...principles to mine : you are already so far onward of your way, that you have forsaken the imitation of ordinary converse. You are gone beyond it ; and...open fields, betwixt two inns. You have lost that wliich you call natural, and have not acquired the last perfection of art. But it was only custom which...
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The Retrospective Review, Volume 1

Books - 1820
...principles to mine : you are already so far onward of your way, that you have forsaken the imitation of ordinary converse. You are gone beyond it ; and...custom which cozened us so long; we thought, because Shakespear and Fletcher went no farther, that there the pillars of poetry were to be erected. That,...
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Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 57

Scotland - 1845
...principles; admit some latitude, and having forsaken the imitation of ordinary converse, where are you now? " You are gone beyond it, and to continue where you are, is to lodge in the open fields between two inns." You have lost that which you call natural, and have not acquired the last perfection...
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Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 57

England - 1845
...principles; admit some latitude, and having forsaken the imitation of ordinary converse, where are you now? " You are gone beyond it, and to continue where you are, is to lodge in the open flelds between two inns." You have lost that which yon call natural, and have not acquired the last...
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Specimens of the British Critics

John Wilson - Criticism - 1846 - 344 pages
...admit some latitude, and having forsaken the imitation of ordinary converse, where are you now ? " You are gone beyond it, and to continue where you are, is to lodge in the open fields between two inns. You have lost that which you call natural, and have not acquired the last perfection...
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The Works of John Dryden: Dramatic works

John Dryden, Walter Scott - English literature - 1883
...principles to mine : you are already so far onward of your way, that you have forsaken the imitation of ordinary converse. You are gone beyond it; and...custom which cozened us so long; we thought, because Shakespeare and Fletcher went no further, that there the pillars of poetry were to be erected ; that,...
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