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" After all this it is surely superfluous to answer the question that has once been asked, whether Pope was a poet? otherwise than by asking in return, if Pope be not a poet, where is poetry to be found? To circumscribe poetry by a definition will only... "
The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: Lives of the poets - Page 255
by Samuel Johnson - 1837
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The works of the poets of Great Britain and Ireland. With prefaces ...

Great Britain - 1804
...Pope be not a poet, where is poetry to bs found? To circumscribe poetry by a definition will only shew the narrowness of the definer, though a definition...made. Let us look round upon the present time, and back upon the past; let us enquire to whom the voice of mankind has decreed the wreath of poetry; let...
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The life of Samuel Johnson. [With] The principal corrections and additions ...

James Boswell - 1807
...be not a poet, where is poetry to be found? To circumscribe poetry by a definition, will only shew the narrowness of the definer; though a definition...made. Let us look round upon the present time, and back upon the past; let us enquire to whom the voice of mankind has decreed the wreath of poetry; let...
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Prior. Congreve. Blackmore. Fenton. Gay. Granville. Yalden. Tickell. Hammond ...

Samuel Johnson - Poets, English - 1810
...asked, whether Pope was a poet ; otherwise than by asking in return, if Pope be not a poet, where is poetry to be found ? To circumscribe poetry by a definition...made. Let us look round upon the present time, and back upon the past ; let us inquire to whom the voice of mankind has decreed the wreath of poetry ;...
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The works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: With An essay on his life and ..., Volume 11

Samuel Johnson - 1810
...be not a poet, where is poetry to be found ? To circumscribe poetry by a definition will only shew the narrowness of the definer, though a definition...made. Let us look round upon the present time, and back upon the past ; let us enquire to whom the voice of mankind has decreed the wreath of poetry;...
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The lives of the English poets

Samuel Johnson, Arthur Murphy, Alexander Chalmers - 1810
...be not a poet, where is poetry to be found ? To circumscribe poetry by a definition will only shew the narrowness of the definer, though a definition...made. Let us look round upon the present time, and back upon the past ; let us enquire to whom the voice of mankind has decreed the wreath of poetry;...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, L. L. D.: In Twelve Volumes, Volume 11

Samuel Johnson - 1811
...be not a poet, where is poetry to be found ? To circumscribe poetry by a definition will only shew the narrowness of the definer, though a definition...made. Let us look round upon the present time, and back upon the past : let us inquire to whom the voice of mankind has decreed the wreath of poetry ;...
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The Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets: With Critical ..., Volume 3

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1819
...be not a poet, where is poetry to be found ? To circumscribe poetry by a definition will only shew the narrowness of the definer, though a definition...made. Let us look round upon the present time, and back upon the past: let us inquire to whom the voice of mankind has decreed the wreath of poetry ;...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.

Samuel Johnson - 1820
...asked, Whether Pope was a poet, otherwise than by asking in return, If Pope be not a poet, where is poetry to be found? To circumscribe poetry by a definition...made. Let us look round upon the present time, and back upon the past ; let us inquire to whom the voice of mankind has decreed the wreath of poetry ;...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, Ll. D.: Containing Lives of the poets

Samuel Johnson, Arthur Murphy - English literature - 1820
...be not a poet, where is poetry to be found ? To circumscribe poetry by a definition will only shew the narrowness of the definer, though a definition...made. Let us look round upon the present time, and back upon the past ; let us enquire to whom the voice of mankind has decreed the wreath of poetry ;...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.

James Boswell - 1820
...be not a poet, where is poetry to be found? To circumscribe poetry by a definition, will only shew the narrowness of the definer; though a definition...made. Let us look round upon the present time, and back upon the past; let us inquire to whom the voice of mankind has decreed the wreath of poetry ;...
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