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" The desire of imitating so great a pattern, first awakened the dull and heavy spirits of the English from their natural reservedness ; loosened them from their stiff forms of conversation ; and made them easy and pliant to each other in discourse. "
The Works of John Dryden: Now First Collected ... - Page 225
by John Dryden, Walter Scott - 1808
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The Critical and Miscellaneous Prose Works of John Dryden, Now First ...

John Dryden - 1800
...so the excellency of hie manners reformed the other. The desire of imitating so great a pattern 1 ,' first awakened the dull and heavy spirits of the English...insensibly, our way of living became more free ; and the fire .of the English wit, which was before stifled under a constrained, melancholy way of breeding,...
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The Critical and Miscellaneous Prose Works of John Dryden ..., Volume 1, Part 2

John Dryden - 1800 - 596 pages
...the excellency of his nature forgave the one, so the excellency of his manners reformed the other. The desire of imitating so great a pattern, first...and heavy spirits of the English from their natural rescrvedness ; loosened them from their stiff forms of conversation ; and made them easy and pliant...
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Blackwood's Magazine, Volume 57

1845
...the excellency of his nature forgave the one, so the excellency of his manners reformed the other. The desire of imitating so great a pattern, first...insensibly, our way of living became more free ; and the fire of the English wit, which was before stifled under a constrained, melancholy way of breeding,...
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The Quarterly Review, Volume 29

English literature - 1823
...excellency of his manners reformed the other. The desire of imitating so great a pattern first wakened the dull and heavy spirits of the English from their...insensibly our way of living became more free ; and the fire of the English wit, which was before stifled under a constrained melancholy way of breeding, began...
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The Quarterly Review, Volume 29

English literature - 1823
....excellency of his manners reformed the other. The desire of imitating so great a pattern first wakened the dull and heavy spirits of the English from their natural reservedness ; loosened thenr from their stiff forms of conversation, and made them easy and pliant to each other in discourse....
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Chambers's Cyclopædia of English Literature: A History ..., Volumes 3-4

Robert Chambers - Authors, American - 1830
...as the excellency of his nature forgave the one, so the escdleucy of his manners reformed the other. as those of the body to meir perfection. Many a good poetic vein is buried under a trade, aud pliant to each other in discourse. Thus, insensibly, our >vay of Jiving became more free ; and...
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Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 57

Scotland - 1845
...the excellency of his nature forgave the one, so the excellency of his manners reformed the other. The desire of imitating so great a pattern, first...insensibly, our way of living became more free ; and the fire of the English wit, which was before stifled under a constrained, melancholy way of breeding,'...
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Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 57

England - 1845
...forgave the ohe, so the excellency of his manners reformed the other. The desire of imitating so great л pattern, first awakened the dull and heavy spirits of the English from their natural reservcdness ; loosened them from their stiff forms of conversation, and made them easy and pliant...
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Specimens of the British Critics

John Wilson - Criticism - 1846 - 344 pages
...the excellency of his nature forgave the one, so the excellency of his manners reformed the other. The desire of imitating so great a pattern, first...insensibly, our way of living became more free ; and the fire of the English wit, which was before stifled under a constrained, melancholy way of breeding,...
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Cyclopædia of English Literature: A History, Critical and ..., Volume 3

Robert Chambers - English literature - 1879
...the excellency of his nature forgave the one, so the excellency of bis manners reformed the other. The desire of imitating so great a pattern, first...insensibly, our way of living became more free ; and the fire of the English wit, which was before stifled under a constrained melancholy way of breeding, began...
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