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" After all this, it is surely superfluous to answer the question that has once been asked, Whether Pope was a poet, otherwise than by asking in return, If Pope be not a poet, where is poetry to be found? "
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English Poems: The restoration and the eighteenth century (1660-1800)

Walter Cochrane Bronson - English poetry - 1908
...done their best, and what shall be added will be the effort of tedious toil and needless curiosity. After all this it is surely superfluous to answer...return, If Pope be not a poet, where is poetry to be found?"—Samuel Johnson, Lives of the English Poets (1779-81). " Mr. Pope's Ethical Epistles deserve...
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The Quarterly Review, Volume 208

William Gifford, Sir John Taylor Coleridge, John Gibson Lockhart, Whitwell Elwin, William Macpherson, Sir William Smith, Sir John Murray IV, Rowland Edmund Prothero (Baron Ernle) - English literature - 1908
...studiously designed, to be a protest against both. Thus, in the ' Life of Pope,' he exultingly asks, ' If Pope be not a poet, where is poetry to be found ? ' and in dealing with poets, notably Milton, Parnell, Collins, Dyer, and Gray, into whose work the...
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The Mirror and the Lamp: Romantic Theory and the Critical Tradition

Meyer Howard Abrams - Social Science - 1958 - 406 pages
...reads tfiem.'1* To such contemporary attempts to derogate Pope, Johnson countered with the question, 'If Pope be not a poet, where is poetry to be found?'" By 18z5, however, the editor of the Oxford edition of Johnson's H'orfe, though otherwise sympathetic...
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A Critical History of English Literature: The Restoration to 1800, Volume 3

David Daiches - 1979 - 319 pages
...changing taste; but Johnson had no sympathy with a point of view such as that expressed by Joseph Warton. "After all this, it is surely superfluous to answer...Pope be not a poet, where is poetry to be found?" The remark comes at the end of Johnson's analysis of the poetry, and the reader is thus referred to...
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British Literary Manuscripts: From 800 to 1800, Volume 1

Verlyn Klinkenborg, Herbert Cahoon, Pierpont Morgan Library - Antiques & Collectibles - 1981 - 272 pages
...Johnson solved resoundingly at the conclusion of his "Life." "After all this," he assured his audience, "it is surely superfluous to answer the question that...Pope be not a poet, where is poetry to be found?" Shown here is Johnson's comparison of Pope with Dryden, remarkable for the justice with which he discriminates...
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Samuel Johnson & the Impact of Print

Alvin B. Kernan - Literary Criticism - 1989 - 357 pages
...poetry in any limiting way, he does say that Pope will take us as far in that direction as we can go: "if Pope be not a poet, where is poetry to be found?" Johnson did not believe, as we do, that a major poetic shift was taking place during his generation...
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The Samuel Johnson Encyclopedia

Pat Rogers - Literary Criticism - 1996 - 483 pages
...transcendent linguistic skill (Lives of the Poets 3:247). Then comes a final paragraph of defiant vehemence: 'After all this it is surely superfluous to answer...narrowness of the definer, though a definition which will exclude Pope will not easily be made' (Lives of the Poets 3:25 1). The first question had indeed...
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The Cambridge Companion to Samuel Johnson

Greg Clingham - Literary Criticism - 1997 - 266 pages
...style - the metaphysical. While never actually offering the section on the metaphysicals as a manifesto ("To circumscribe poetry by a definition will only shew the narrowness of the definer" ["Life of Pope," in, 151]), it makes a powerful statement of principles and exemplifies Johnson's criticism...
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The Routledge History of Literature in English: Britain and Ireland

Ronald Carter, John McRae - Literary Criticism - 1997 - 584 pages
...bosom returns an echo. ('Gray') New things are made familiar, and familiar things are made new. ... If Pope be not a poet, where is poetry to be found? There are some hostile points of view and some odd judgements. But these are balanced with influential...
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Samuel Johnson

Lawrence Lipking - Biography & Autobiography - 2000 - 384 pages
...versification — "Art and diligence have now done their best" — and left a model of poetry for the ages: "If Pope be not a poet, where is poetry to be found?" (3: 251). And progress continues, if not with Gray, then with the improved and unprejudiced common...
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