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" The composition of all poems is, or ought to be, of wit; and wit in the poet, or Wit writing (if you will give me leave to use a school-distinction), is no other than the faculty of imagination in the writer, which, like a nimble spaniel, beats over and... "
The Miscellaneous Works of John Dryden, Esq: Containing All His Original ... - Page 45
by John Dryden - 1767
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Original Poems, Volume 1

John Dryden - English poetry - 1773 - 260 pages
...leave to ufe a febool diftinetion) is no other than the faeulty of imagination in the writer, whieh like a nimble fpaniel, beats over and ranges through...the quarry it hunted after ; or, without metaphor, whieh fearehes over all the memory for the fpeeies or ideas of thofe things whieh it defigns to reprefent....
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Bell's Edition, Volumes 41-42

John Bell - English poetry - 1777
...of wit ; and wit in the poet, or wit-writing (if you will give me leave to use a school distinction) is no other than the faculty of imagination in the -writer, which, like a nimble spaniel, beats over and ranges through the field of memory, till it springs the quarry it hunted after;...
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The Works of the English Poets: Dryden

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1779 - 338 pages
...of wit ; and wit in the poet, or wit-writing (if you will give me leave to ufe a fchool-diftinction) is no other than the faculty of imagination in the...for the fpecies or ideas of thofe things which it defigr.s to reprefent. Wit written is that which is well defined, the happy refult of thought, or product...
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The Works of the English Poets: With Prefaces ..., Volume 13, Page 1

Samuel Johnson - Authors, English - 1779 - 342 pages
...of wit ; and wit in the poet, or wit-writing (if you will give me leave to ufe a fchool-diftinftion) is no other than the faculty of imagination in the...memory, till it fprings the quarry it hunted after i or, without metaphor, which fearches over all the memory for the fpecies or ideas of thofe things...
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The Works of the English Poets: With Prefaces, Biographical and ..., Volume 13

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1779
...wit ; and wit in the poet, or wit-writing (if you will give roe leave to ufe a ichool-diftinftion) is no other than the faculty of imagination in the...field of memory, till it fprings the quarry it hunted afteri or, without metaphor, which fearches over all the memory for the fpecies or ideas of thofe things...
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The works of the British poets, Volume 6

Robert Anderson - English poetry - 1795 - 810 pages
...you will give me leave to ufe a Ichool-i'.iilinction) is no other than the faculty of imagination iu the writer, which, like a nimble fpaniel, beats over...quarry it hunted after : or, without metaphor, which (carches over all the memory for the fpecics or ideas of thofe things which it dcugiis to reprcfcnt....
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The Works of the British Poets: With Prefaces, Biographical and Critical ...

Robert Anderson - English poetry - 1795 - 836 pages
...of wit ; and wit in the poet, or wit-writing (if you will give me leave to ufe a (chool-diftinction) is no other than the faculty of imagination in the writer, which, like a nimble fpaniel, beau over and ranges through the field of memory, till it fpriogs the quarry it hunted after : or,...
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Elegant Extracts: Or, Useful and Entertaining Passages in Prose ..., Volume 2

1797 - 522 pages
...of wit ; and wit in poetry, or wit writing (if you will give me leave to ufo a fchool-diftinftion) is no other than the faculty of imagination in the...beats over and ranges through the field of memory, ti ! ! it fprings the quarry it hunted after ; or, without a metaphor, which fearches over all the...
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Elegant Extracts: Or, Useful and Entertaining Passages in Prose, Selected ...

Vicesimus Knox - English prose literature - 1797 - 516 pages
...of wit ; and \vit in poetry, or wi: writing (i! you will give me leave to ufe л fchool-diíHncV.on) is no other than the faculty of imagination in the writer, which, like a nimble fpanicl, beats over and ranges through the field of memory, till it fprings the quarry it hunted after...
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Dryden. Smyth. Duke. King. Sprat. Halifax

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1800
...of wit; and wit in the poet, or wit writing (if you will give me leave to ufe a Ichool-diflinflion) nwg floo.l. No dreadful dreams awak'd him with affright;...grain : And cover'd ؁ H ˇ ;!> it which is well defined, the happy refult of thought, or product of imagination. But to proceed...
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