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" He is the very Janus of poets ; he wears almost everywhere two faces; and you have scarce begun to admire the one, ere you despise the other. "
The Works of John Dryden: Now First Collected ... - Page 220
by John Dryden, Walter Scott - 1808
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The Critical and Miscellaneous Prose Works of John Dryden, Now First ...

John Dryden - 1800
...any precedent age. Never did any author precipitate himself from such heights of thought,.to so low expressions, as he - often does. He is the very Janus...taxed in him, a less fault than the carelessness of Shakspeare, He does not well always; and, when he does, he is a true Englishman,—he knows not when...
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The Critical and Miscellaneous Prose Works of John Dryden ..., Volume 1, Part 2

John Dryden - 1800 - 596 pages
...any precedent age. Never did any author precipitate himself from such heights of thought to so low expressions, as he often does. He is the very Janus...scarce begun to admire the one, ere you despise the other.1 Neither is the luxuriance, of Fletcher, which his friends have taxed in him, a less fault than...
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The Works of Ben Jonson...: With Notes Critical and Explanatory ..., Volume 8

Ben Jonson, William Gifford - Dramatists, English - 1816
...Shakspeare writes (Dryden says) in many places below the dullest writers of ours or any precedent age. He is the very Janus of poets ; he wears almost every...begun to admire the one ere you despise the other. His plots are lame, and made up, many of them, of some ridiculous and incoherent story, which in one...
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Blackwood's Magazine, Volume 57

1845
...thought to so low expressions, as he often does. He is the .very Janus of poets; he wears al' most every where two faces ; and you have scarce begun to admire the one ere you despise the other." That the wit "of this age" is much more courtly, may, Dryden thinks, be easily proved by viewing the...
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The retrospective review, Volume 4

1821
...any precedent age. Never did any author precipitate himself from such heights of thought to so low expressions, as he often does. He is the very Janus...begun to admire the one, ere you despise the other. " To speak justly of this whole matter, — it is neither height of thought that is discommended, nor...
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The Retrospective Review, Volume 4

Books - 1821
...any precedent age. Never did any author precipitate himself from such heights of thought to so low expressions, as he often does. He is the very Janus...begun to admire the one, ere you despise the other. " To speak justly of this whole matter, — it is neither height of thought that is discommended, nor...
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Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 57

Scotland - 1845
...or any preceding age. Never did any author precipitate himself from such height of thought to so low expressions, as he often does. He is the very Janus...have scarce begun to admire the one ere you despise tire other." That the wit "of this age" is much more courtly, may, Dryden thinks, be easily proved...
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Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 57

England - 1845
...any author precipitate himself from such height of thought to so low expressions, as he often docs. He is the very Janus of poets ; he wears almost every...begun to admire the one ere you despise the other." That the wit "of this age" is much more courtly, may, Dryden thinks, be easily proved by viewing the...
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Specimens of the British Critics

John Wilson - Criticism - 1846 - 344 pages
...to so low expressions, as he often does. He is the very Janus of poets; he wears almost everywhere two faces; and you have scarce begun to admire the one ere you despise the other." That the wit " of this age" is much more courtly, may, Dryden thinks, be easily proved by viewing the...
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Fraser's Magazine for Town and Country, Volume 80

1869
...expressions as he often does. He is the very Janus of poets ; he wears almost everywhere two faces ; yon have scarce begun to admire the one ere you despise the other." Again, in the preface to his altered edition of Trail us and Cressid-a : — ' It will be allowed to...
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