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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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Lessons in Elocution: Or, A Selection of Pieces, in Prose and Verse, for the ...

William Scott - Elocution - 1820 - 434 pages
...Pope. Poetry was not the sole praise of either ; for both ex» celled likewise in prose : Hut Pi pt did not borrow his prose from his predecessor. The...of Dryden is capricious and varied ; that of Pope ii cautious and uniform: Dryden obeys the motions of his own mind ; Pope constrains his mind to his...
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The Works of John Dryden: Now First Collected in Eighteen Volumes, Volume 1

John Dryden - 1821 - 570 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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The Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets: With Critical ..., Volume 3

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1821 - 406 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...either ; for both excelled likewise in prose; but Pope did:not borrow his prose from his predecessor. The style of Dryden is capricious and varied ; that...
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The British Poets: Including Translations ...

British poets - Classical poetry - 1822 - 308 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 - 1823 - 404 pages
...speculation; and those of Pope by minute attention. There is more dignityin theknowledge of Dryden, aud more certainty in that of Pope. Poetry was not the...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 WORKS OF SAMUEL JOHNSON LL D

ARTHUR MURPHY - 1823 - 616 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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The works of Samuel Johnson, Volume 8

Samuel Johnson - 1823 - 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...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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The American First Class Book, Or, Exercises in Reading and Recitation

John Pierpont - Recitations - 1823 - 492 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...and varied ; that of Pope is cautious and uniform. Dr3'dcn obeys the motions of 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 - 1823 - 396 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...praise of either; for both excelled likewise in prose : Bat Pope did not borrow his prose from his predecessor. The style of Dryden is capricious and varied...
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The works of Samuel Johnson, Volume 8

Samuel Johnson - 1823 - 412 pages
...predecessor. The style of Dryden is capricious and varied ; that of Pope is cautious and uniform. Dryden obeys the motions of his own mind ; Pope constrains his...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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