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" Dryden knew more of man in his general nature, and Pope in his local manners. The notions of Dryden were formed by comprehensive speculation, and those of Pope by minute attention. There is more dignity in the knowledge of Dryden, and more certainty in... "
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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 Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: With An Essay on His Life and ..., Volume 11

Samuel Johnson - 1810 - 404 pages
...manners. The notions of Dryden were formed by V by comprehensive speculation ; and those of Pope by minute attention. There is more dignity in the knowledge...varied ; that of Pope is cautious and uniform. Dryden observes the motions of his own mind ; Pope constrains his mind to his own rules of composition. Dryden...
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The lives of the English poets

Samuel Johnson - 1810 - 408 pages
...manners. The notions of Dryden were formed by comprehensive speculation ; and those of Pope by minute Attention. There is more dignity in the knowledge...varied ; that of Pope is cautious and uniform. Dryden observes the motions of his own mind ; Pope constrains his mind to his own rules of composition. Dryden...
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The Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets: Prior. Congreve. Blackmore ...

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1810 - 494 pages
...manners. The notions of Dryden were formed by comprehensive speculation ; and those of Pope by minute attention. There is more dignity in the knowledge...varied; that of Pope is cautious and uniform. Dryden observes 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
...Dryden were formed by cotnprehfnsive speculation ; and those of Pope by minute attention. There in more dignity in the knowledge of Dryden, and more...varied ; that of Pope is cautious and uniform. Dryden observes the motions of his own mind ; Pope constrains his mind to his own rules of composition. Drydtn...
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Broome, Pope, Pitt, Thomson

Alexander Chalmers - English poetry - 1810 - 536 pages
...comprehensive speculation; and those of Pope by minute attention. There is more dignity in the know* ledge of Dryden, and more certainty in that of Pope. Poetry...varied ; that of Pope is cautious and uniform. Dryden observes the motions of his own mind ; Pope constrains his mind to his ow n rules of composition. Dryden...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, L. L. D.: In Twelve Volumes, Volume 11

Samuel Johnson - 1811 - 366 pages
...manners. The notions of Dryden were formed by comprehensive speculation ; and those of Pope by minute attention. There is more dignity in the knowledge...varied; that of Pope is cautious and uniform. Dryden observes the motions of his own mind ; Pope constrains his mind to his own rules of composition. Dryden...
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The works of Alexander Pope. With a selection of explanatory notes ..., Volume 1

Alexander Pope - 1812 - 348 pages
...manners. The notions of Dryden were formed by comprehensive speculation ; and those of Pope by minute attention. There is more dignity in the knowledge...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
...manners. The notions of Dryden were formed by comprehensive speculation ; those of Pope, by minute attention. There is more dignity in the knowledge...Dryden, and 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...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, Volume 11

Samuel Johnson - English literature - 1816 - 410 pages
...comprehensive speculation; and those of Pope by minute attention. There is more dignityin theknowledge of Dryden, and more certainty in that of Pope. Poetry...varied ; that of Pope is cautious and uniform. Dryden observes the motions of his own mind ; Pope constrains his mind to his own rules of composition. Dryden...
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