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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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The works of Alexander Pope. With a selection of explanatory notes ..., Volume 1

Alexander Pope - 1812 - 348 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...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
...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 his prose...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. —...
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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...composition. Dryden is sometimes vehement and rapid ; Pope is always smooth, uniform, and gentle. Dryden' page is a natural field, rising into inequalities,...
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The British Plutarch: Containing the Lives of the Most Eminent ..., Volume 5

Francis Wrangham - Great Britain - 1816 - 530 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...prose : but Pope did not borrow his prose from his predecessors. The stile of Dryden js capricious arid varied; that of Pope is cautious and uniform....
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Lessons in Elocution: Or, A Selection of Pieces in Prose and Verse, for the ...

William Scott - Elocution - 1817 - 416 pages
...comprehensive speculation , those of Pope, by minute attention. There is more dignity in the knowledge of Dryden, and more certainty in that of Pope. Poetry...not the sole praise of either ; for both excelled likwiie in prose : But Pope did not borrow his prose from Jiis predecessor. The style of Dryden is...
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The Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets: With Critical ..., Volume 3

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1819 - 364 pages
...speculation ; and those of Pope by minute attention. There is more dignity in the knowledge of Dry den, and more certainty in that of Pope. Poetry was not...composition. Dryden is sometimes vehement and rapid ; Pope is always smooth, uniform, and gentle. Dryden's page is a natural field, rising imo inequalities,...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.

Samuel Johnson - 1820 - 412 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.

Samuel Johnson, Arthur Murphy - English literature - 1820 - 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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Lessons in Elocution, Or, A Selection of Pieces in Prose and Verse: For the ...

William Scott - Children's stories - 1820 - 398 pages
...minute attention. There is more dignity the knowledge of Dryden, and tnpre certainty in that ?ope. Poetry was not the sole praise of either : for both...and varied.; that of Pope is cautious and uniform : Drydcn obeys the motions o'f his own mind : Pope constrains his mind to his own rules of composition....
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Lessons in Elocution: Or, A Selection of Pieces, in Prose and Verse, for the ...

William Scott - Elocution - 1819 - 366 pages
...speculation ; those of Pope, by tnintite attention. There is more dignity in the knowledge of Dry' den, and more certainty in that of Pope. Poetry was not...his predecessor. The style of .Dryden is capricious au'l varied ; that of Pope is cautious and uniform : Dryden obeys the motions of his own mind ; Pope...
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