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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? "
The Monthly Anthology, and Boston Review - Page 468
edited by - 1806
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Lives

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1800
...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 the question that has one been asked, Whether Pope was a poet; otherwise than by asking in retain, If Pope be uot a poet,...
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The works of the poets of Great Britain and Ireland. With prefaces ..., Volume 1

Great Britain - 1804
...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 bs found? To circumscribe poetry by a definition will only shew the narrowness of the definer, though...
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The lives of the most celebrated English poets, with criticisms extr. from ...

Samuel Johnson - 1805
...upon human life; much labour has been bestowed upon them, and 1'ope very seldom laboured in vain." " After all this, .it is surely superfluous to answer...Pope be not a poet, where is poetry to be found!' To urcumscribe poetry by a definition will only show the narrowness of the deftner, though a definition...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: Comprehending an Account of ..., Volume 3

James Boswell - Authors, English - 1807
...poetical fame, by demonstrating his excellence, and pronouncing the following triumphant eulogium :—' ; After all this, it is surely superfluous to answer...definer; though a definition which shall exclude Pope wili not easily be made. Let us look round upon the present time, and back upon the past; let us enquire...
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Prior. Congreve. Blackmore. Fenton. Gay. Granville. Yalden. Tickell. Hammond ...

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1810
...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...? To circumscribe poetry by a definition will only show the narrowness of the definer, though a definition which shall exclude Pope will not easily be...
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The works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: With An essay on his life and ..., Volume 11

Samuel Johnson - 1810
...best, and what shall be added will be the effort of tedious toil and needless curiosity. o 2 After After all this, it is surely superfluous to answer...Whether Pope was a poet ; otherwise than by asking in re, turn, if Pope be not a poet, where is poetry to be found ? To circumscribe poetry by a definition...
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The Works of the English Poets, from Chaucer to Cowper: Including ..., Volume 12

Alexander Chalmers - English poetry - 1810
...done their best, and what shall be added will be the eftbrt of tedious toil and needless cu.r riosity. After all this, it is surely superfluous to answer...that has once been asked, Whether Pope was a poet f otherwise than by asking in return, if Pope be not a poet, where is poetry to be found? To circumscribe...
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The Panoplist (and Missionary magazine) conducted by an ..., Volume 2

1810
...swperiuonts to answer the question, that has once beei asked," says the Colossus of English lifeiattire, " whether Pope was a Poet, otherwise than by asking in return, if Pope be not a poet, where is poetrjr to he found ?" Weareboldtoan&wei, ia this last work of Mr. Fel. lowes : far whatever thercfsei...
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The Panoplist, and Missionary Magazine United, Volume 5

Congregational churches - 1810
...in the class " degustibusnondispulandnm:" every man mustbelcft fohis own judgment in the estimation. "It is surely superfluous to answer the question, that has once been asked," says the Colossus of En. glish literature, " whether Pope was a Poet, otherwise than by asking in return,...
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The works of Alexander Pope. With a selection of explanatory notes ..., Volume 1

Alexander Pope - 1812
...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...a definition will only shew the narrowness of the def1ner, though a defin1tion which shall exclude Pope will not easily be made. Let us look round upon...
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