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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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New Elocution and Voice Culture

Robert Kidd - Elocution - 1883 - 518 pages
...local manners. The notions of Dryden were formed by comprehensive speculation; those of Pope by minute attention. There is more dignity in the knowledge...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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Analytic Elocution Containing Studies, Theoretical and Practical, of ...

James Edward Murdoch - Elocution - 1884 - 510 pages
...manners. The notions of Dryden were formed by comprehensive speculation ; those of Pope, by minute attention. There is more dignity in the knowledge...varied; that of Pope is cautious and uniform: Dryden obeys the motions of his own mind ; I'ope constrains his mind to his own rules of composition. Dryden...
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Johnsoniana: Life, Opinions, and Table-talk of Doctor Johnson

Samuel Johnson - 1884 - 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...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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A Popular Manual of English Literature: Containing Outlines of the ..., Volume 1

Maude Gillette Phillips - English literature - 1885 - 728 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 obeys the motions of his own mind ; Pope constrains his mind to his own rules of composition. Dryden...
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Studies in English Literature: Being Typical Selections of British and ...

William Swinton - American literature - 1886 - 690 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 of Dryden, and more certainty in that of Pope. 6. Poetry was not the sole praise of either ; for both excelled likewise in prose ; but Pope did not...
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Lives of Eminent Novelists and Dramatists

Walter Scott - Authors, English - 1887 - 674 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...praise of either; for both excelled likewise in prose ; hut Pope did not borrow his prose from his predecessor. The style of Dryden is capricious and varied,...
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Voice Culture and Elocution

William T. Ross - Elocution - 1890 - 400 pages
...local manners. The notions of Dryden were formed by comprehensive speculation ; those of Pope by minute attention. There is more dignity in the knowledge...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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English Prose: Its Elements, History, and Usage

John Earle - English language - 1890 - 612 pages
...their Poetry ; what he said about their prose may come in here, though out of chronological course. ' Poetry was not the sole praise of either ; for both...his predecessor. The style of Dryden is capricious & varied ; that of Pope is cautious and uniform. Dryden observes the motions of his own mind ; Pope...
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Johnson's Lives of the Poets, Volume 3

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1890 - 480 pages
...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 that of Pope. 1 Poetry was not the sole praise of either ; for both excelled likewise in prose ; but Pope did not...
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Literary Criticism for Students

Edward Tompkins McLaughlin - Criticism - 1893 - 288 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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