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" Poetry was not the sole praise of either ; for both excelled likewise in prose ; but Pope did not borrow his prose from his predecessor. The style of Dryden is capricious and varied, that of Pope is cautious and uniform. Dryden obeys the motions of his... "
The Poetical Works of Alexander Pope ...: To which is Prefixed the Life of ... - Page xxii
by Alexander Pope - 1826 - 133 pages
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Lives

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1800 - 714 pages
...byminute attention. There is more dignity in the knowledge of Dryden, and more certainty in that of Pope. Poetry was not the sole praise of either; for both...varied ; that of Pope is cautious and uniform. Dryden Dryden observes the motions of his own mind ; Pope constrains his mind to his own rales of composition....
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The works of the poets of Great Britain and Ireland. With prefaces ..., Volume 1

Great Britain - 1804 - 716 pages
...minute attention. There is more dignity in the knowledge of Dryden, and more certainty in that of Pope. Poetry was not the sole praise of either; for both...varied ; that of Pope is cautious and uniform. Dryden Dryden observes the motions of his own mind ; Pope constrains his mind to his own rules of composition....
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La Belle Assemblée, Volume 5

1808 - 408 pages
...minute attention. There is more dignity in the knowledge of Drydcn, aud more ccrhiiiity in that of Vopc. Poetry was not the sole praise of either : for both...varied, that of Pope is cautious and uniform; Dryden obeys the motioMs of bis own mind, Pope is :iKv:i\s smooth, uniform, aud gentle. Dryden 's page is...
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The Works of John Dryden: Now First Collected ...

John Dryden, Walter Scott - English literature - 1808 - 564 pages
...attention. There is more dignity in the knowledge of Dryden, and more certainty in that of Pope. " Poetry was not the sole praise of either; for both...varied, that of Pope is cautious and uniform. Dryden obeys the motions of his own mind, Pope constrains his mind to his own rules of composition. Dryden...
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The Works of the English Poets, from Chaucer to Cowper: Including ..., Volume 12

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1810 - 546 pages
...minute attention. There in more dignity in the knowledge of Dryden, and more certainty in that of Pope. Poetry was not the sole praise of either ; for both...constrains his mind to his own rules of composition. Drydtn is sometimes vehement and rapid ; Pope is always smooth, uniform, and Dryden's page is a natural...
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Broome, Pope, Pitt, Thomson

Alexander Chalmers - English poetry - 1810 - 536 pages
...attention. There is more dignity in the know* ledge of Dryden, and more certainty in that of Pope. Poetry was not the sole praise of either ; for both...of his own mind ; Pope constrains his mind to his ow n rules of composition. Dryden is sometimes vehement ami rapid ; Pope is always smooth, uniform,...
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The works of Alexander Pope. With a selection of explanatory notes ..., Volume 1

Alexander Pope - 1812 - 348 pages
...minute attention. There is more dignity in the knowledge of Dryden, and more certainty in that of Pope. Poetry was not the sole praise of either ; for both...capricious and varied ; that of Pope is cautious and un1form. Dryden observes the motions of his own mind ; Pope constrains his mind to his own rules of...
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Lessons in Elocution, Or, A Selection of Pieces in Prose and Verse: For the ...

William Scott - Elocution - 1814 - 424 pages
...more certainty in that of Pope* Poetry was no( tile sole praise of either ; for both ex • celled likewise in prose : But Pope did not borrow his prose...varied ; that of Pope is cautious and uniform : Dryden obeys the motions of his own mind ! Pope constrains his mind to his- own rules of composition. —...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, Volume 11

Samuel Johnson - English literature - 1816 - 410 pages
...minute attention. There is more dignityin theknowledge of Dryden, and more certainty in that of Pope. Poetry was not the sole praise of either : for both...rapid ; Pope is always smooth, uniform, and gentle. Dryden' page is a natural field, rising into inequalities, and diversified by the varied exuberance...
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The British Plutarch: Containing the Lives of the Most Eminent ..., Volume 5

Francis Wrangham - Great Britain - 1816 - 530 pages
...attention. There is more dignity in the knowledge of Dryden, and more certainty in that of Pope. ' Poetry was not the sole praise of either, for both...prose : but Pope did not borrow his prose from his predecessors. The stile of Dryden js capricious arid varied; that of Pope is cautious and uniform....
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