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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 Origins of English Words: A Discursive Dictionary of Indo-European Roots

Joseph Twadell Shipley - Language Arts & Disciplines - 2001 - 672 pages
...Poesy (1668). said of the Bard of Avon: "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." Quite a different application of the god's name occurs when René, the page of Lady Blanche in Balzac's...
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Writing about Literature: Essay and Translation Skills for University ...

Judith Woolf - Literary Criticism - 2005 - 172 pages
...native wood-notes wild'.33 John Dryden called him 'the very Janus of Poets; he wears, almost everywhere two faces: and you have scarce begun to admire the one e're you despise the other'.34 Samuel Johnson thought of him as 'the poet who holds up to his readers a faithful mirrour...
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Shakespeare: una "Tempesta" dopo l'altra

Laura Di Michele - Literary Criticism - 2005 - 359 pages
...any precedent Age. Never did any Author precipitate himself from such heights of thoughts to so low expressions, as he often does. He is the very Janus...begun to admire the one, e're you despise the other [...] . Let us therefore admire the beauties and the heights of Shakespeare, without falling after...
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