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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 Samuel Johnson, Volume 7

Samuel Johnson - 1824 - 384 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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Examples of English Prose: From the Reign of Elizabeth to the Present Time ...

George Walker - English prose literature - 1825 - 668 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.: The lives of the English poets (cont ...

Samuel Johnson - 1825 - 682 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 i 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: Lives of the poets

Samuel Johnson - English literature - 1825 - 524 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, LL.D.: Lives of the poets

Samuel Johnson - 1825 - 520 pages
...attention. There is more dignity in the knowledge of Dryden, and more certainty in that of Pope. 1 ' ' Poetry was not the sole praise of either : for both...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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Lessons in Elocution, Or, A Selection of Pieces in Prose and Verse: For the ...

William Scott - Diccion - 1825 - 382 pages
...speculation ; those of Pope, by minute attention. There is more dignity in the knowledge of Drydcn, and more certainty in that of Pope. Poetry was not...excelled likewise in prose : But Pope did not borrow his prosn from his predecessor. The style of Dryden is capricious and varied ; that of Pope is cautious...
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The Poetical Works of Alexander Pope ...: To which is Prefixed the Life of ...

Alexander Pope - 1826 - 396 pages
...minute attention. There is more dignity in the knowledge of Dryden, and more certaiuty in that of 1'ope. ntaius, and with olives crnwn'd Behold the gloomy...the Nereids of the neighhouring seaз : .,' imt-c Pope is always smooth, uniform, and gentle. Dryden's page Is a natural field, rising into inequalities,...
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The Guardian: With a Biographical, Historical, and Critical ..., Volume 1

1826 - 434 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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Memoirs of John Dryden, Volumes 1-2

Walter Scott - 1826 - 532 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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Memoirs of John Dryden

Walter Scott - 1826 - 526 pages
...There is more dignity in the knowledge of Dryden, and more certainty in that of Pope. « Poetry \vas not the sole praise of either; for both excelled likewise...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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