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" The style of Dryden is capricious and 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 is sometimes vehement and rapid; Pope is always smooth,... "
The Works of Alexander Pope ... - Page 61
by Alexander Pope - 1856 - 504 pages
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Lives

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1800 - 714 pages
...comprehensive speculation ; and those of Pope byminute attention. There is more dignity in the knowledge of Dryden, and more certainty in that of Pope. Poetry...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
...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. Poetry...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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The Works of John Dryden: Now First Collected ...

John Dryden, Walter Scott - English literature - 1808 - 564 pages
...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. " Poetry...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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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 lives of the English poets

Samuel Johnson - 1810 - 408 pages
...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. Poetry...composition. Dryden is sometimes vehement and rapid ; Pope is always smooth, uniform, and gentle. Dryden's page is a natural field, rising into inequalities,...
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Prior. Congreve. Blackmore. Fenton. Gay. Granville. Yalden. Tickell. Hammond ...

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1810 - 464 pages
...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. Poetry...composition. Dryden is sometimes vehement and rapid ; Pope is always smooth, uniform, and gentle. Dryden's page is a natural field, rising into inequalities,...
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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
...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. Poetry...composition. Dryden is sometimes vehement and rapid ; Pope is always smooth, uniform, and gentle. Dryden's page is a natural field, rising into inequalities,...
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The Works of the English Poets, from Chaucer to Cowper: Including ..., Volume 12

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1810 - 546 pages
...cotnprehfnsive speculation ; and those of Pope by minute attention. There in more dignity in the knowledge of Dryden, and more certainty in that of Pope. Poetry...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
...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...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 Samuel Johnson, L. L. D.: In Twelve Volumes, Volume 11

Samuel Johnson - 1811 - 366 pages
...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. Poetry...composition. Dryden is sometimes vehement and rapid ; Pope is always smooth, uniform, and gentle. Dryden's page is a natural field, rising into inequalities,...
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