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" In the first place, as he is the father of English poetry, so I hold him in the same degree of veneration as the Grecians held Homer or the Romans Virgil... "
Bell's Edition: The Poets of Great Britain Complete from Chaucer to ... - Page 190
1782
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A Universal Biography: 2d series. From the birth of Christ to the reformation

John Platts - Biography - 1825
...time he wrote. " As he is the father of English poetry," says Mr. Dryilen, " so I hold him in the same degree of veneration as the Grecians held Homer, or the Romans Virgil. He is a perpetual fountain of good sense, learned in all sciences, and therefore speaks properly on all subjects....
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The Spirit of the Age: Or, Contemporary Portraits ...

William Hazlitt - 1902 - 424 pages
...observes, that Chaucer was the first English poet who wrote poetically ; and Dryden holds him in the same degree of veneration, as the Grecians held Homer, or the Romans Virgil. MlCHEL-ANGE BUONAROTA . I GRAY. THOMAS GRAY, who has been characterised as the British Pindar, wag...
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The Monuments and Genii of St.Paul's and Westminster Abbey: Comprising Naval ...

George Lewis Smyth - 1826 - 959 pages
...for . the following extracts : — " As he is the Father of English Poetry, so I hold him in the same degree of veneration as the Grecians held Homer, or the. Romans Virgil : he is a perpetual fountain of good sense, learned in all sciences, That the is sent, receve in buxomenesse...
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The monuments and genii of st. Paul's cathedral and of Westminster ..., Volume 1

George Lewis Smyth - 1826
...for the following extracts : — " As he is the Father of English Poetry, so I hold him in the same degree of veneration as the Grecians held Homer, or the Romans Virgil : he is a perpetual fountain of good sense, learned in all sciences, That the is sent, receve in buxomenesse...
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English Synonymes: With Copious Illustrations and Explanations, Drawn from ...

George Crabb - English language - 1826 - 688 pages
...abhorrence, or we hold it sacred ; ' As Chaucer is the father of English poetry, so I hold him in the same degree of veneration as the Grecians held Homer, or the Romans Virgil.' DRYDEN. We maintain or support truth or error ; we maintain an influence over ourselves, or maintain...
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The London Encyclopaedia: Or, Universal Dictionary of Science ..., Volume 11

Thomas Curtis - Encyclopedias and dictionaries - 1829
...fear not winter's cold. Fairfax. As Chaucer is the father of English poetry, so I hold him in the same degree of veneration as the Grecians held Homer, or the Romans Virgil. Dry den. Ye Latían James, if any here, Hold your unhappy queen Amata dear ! Id. Hold such in reputation....
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The Poetical Works of John Dryden, Volume 3

John Dryden - 1832
...in particular. In the first place, as he is the father of English poetry, so I hold him in the same degree of veneration as the Grecians held Homer, or the Romans Virgil : he is a perpetual fountain of good sense, learned 'in all sciences, and therefore speaks properly on all subjects...
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The Gallery of Portraits: with Memoirs ...

Biography - 1834
...prefixed to his Fables, — " As Chaucer is the father of English poetry, so I hold him in the same degree of veneration as the Grecians held Homer, or the Romans Virgil ; he is a perpetual fountain of good sense, learned in all sciences, and therefore speaks properly on all subjects...
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The Gallery of Portraits: with Memoirs ...

Biography - 1834
...prefixed to his Fables, — " As Chaucer is the father of English poetry, so I hold him in the same degree of veneration as the Grecians held Homer, or the Romans Virgil ; he is a perpetual fountain of good sense, learned in all sciences, and therefore speaks properly on all subjects...
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The Works of John Dryden: In Verse and Prose, with a Life, Volume 1

John Dryden - 1837
...in particular. In the first place, as he is the father of English poetry, so I hold him in the same degree of veneration as the Grecians held Homer, or the Romans Virgil : he is a perpetual fountain of good sense, learned in all sciences, and therefore speaks properly on all subjects...
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