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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... "
The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: With An Essay on His Life and Genius - Page 169
by Samuel Johnson - 1810
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Annual Register, Volume 25

Edmund Burke - History - 1800 - 624 pages
...manners. The notions of Dryden were formed by comprehenfive fpeculation, and thofe of Pope by minule attention. There is more dignity in the knowledge of Dryden, and more certainty in that of Pope. Of genius, that power which conftitutes a poet ; that quality, •without which judgment is cold and1...
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THE MONTHLY REVIEW OR LITERARY JOURNAL

Several Hands - 1781 - 588 pages
...Pope in hi= local manners. The notions of Dryden were formed by comprehenfive fpeculation, and thofe of Pope by minute attention. There is more dignity...more certainty in that of Pope. ' Poetry was not the fole praife of cither; for hoth excelled litewife in profe; bui Pope did not borrow his profe from...
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The Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets;: Pope. Pitt. Thomson. Watts. A ...

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1781 - 522 pages
...Pope in his local manners. The notions of Dryden were formed by comprehenfive fpeculation, and thofe of Pope by minute attention. There is more dignity...more certainty in that of Pope. Poetry was not the fole praife of either ; for both excelled likewife in profe ; but Pope did not borrow his profe from...
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The lives of the most eminent English poets; with critical ..., Volume 4

Samuel Johnson - 1781 - 516 pages
...Pope in his local manners. The notions of Dryden were formed by comprehenfive fpe* culation, and thofe of Pope by minute attention. There is more dignity...more certainty in that of Pope. Poetry was not the fole praife of either ; for both excelled lifcewife in profe ; but Pope did fiot borrow his profe from...
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The Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets;: Pope. Pitt. Thomson. Watts. A ...

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1781 - 516 pages
...Pope in his local manners. The notions of Dryden were formed by comprehenfive fpeculation, and thofeof Pope by minute attention. There is more dignity in...more certainty in that of Pope. Poetry was not the fole praife of either ; for both excelled likewife in profe ; but Pope did not borrow his profe from...
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Pope. Pitt. Thomson. Watts. A. Philips. West. Collins. Dyer. Shenstone ...

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1781 - 516 pages
...Pope in his local manners. The notions of Dryden were formed by comprehenfive fpeculation, and thofe of Pope by minute attention. There is more dignity in the knowledge of Diyden, and more certainty in that of Pope. Poetry was not the fole praife of either ; for both excelled...
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The Works of the English Poets: Prefaces

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1781 - 418 pages
...Pope in his local manners. The notions of Dryden were formed by comprehenfive fpeculation, and thofe of Pope by minute attention. There is more dignity in the knowledge 6 c: of Dryden, and more certainty in that of Pope. Poetry was not the fole praife of either; for both...
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prefaces biographical and crirical to the works of the english poets

samuel johnson - 1781 - 396 pages
...Pope in his local manners. The notions of Dryden were formed by comprehenfive {peculation, and thofe of Pope by minute attention. There is more dignity in the knowledge 6 of of Dryden, and more certainty in that of Pope. Poetry was not the fole praife of either; for both...
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The lives of the most eminent English poets (concluded). Miscellaneous lives

Samuel Johnson, John Hawkins - 1787 - 650 pages
...Pope in his local manners. The notions of Dryden were formed by comprehenfive fpeculation ; and thofe of Pope by minute attention. There is more dignity...more certainty in that of Pope. Poetry was not the fole praife of either; for both excelled likewife in profe ; but Pope did not borrow his profe from...
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The lives of the most eminent English poets (concluded). Miscellaneous lives

Samuel Johnson, John Hawkins - 1787 - 650 pages
...Pope in his local manners. The notions of Dryden were formed by comprehenfive fpeculation ; and thofe of Pope by minute attention* There is more dignity...more certainty in that of Pope. Poetry was not the fole praife of either ; for both excelled likewife in profe ; but Pope did not borrow his profe from...
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