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" Pope did not borrow his prose from his 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 mind to his own rules of composition. Dryden is sometimes... "
The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: Lives of the poets - Page 248
by Samuel Johnson - 1837
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Lives

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1800
...observes the motions of his own mind ; Pope constrains his mind to his own rales of composition. Difden is sometimes vehement and rapid; Pope is always smooth,...of abundant vegetation ; Pope's is a velvet lawn, sbaven by the scythe, and levelled by the roller. Of genius, that power which constitutes a poet; that...
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The works of the poets of Great Britain and Ireland. With prefaces ...

Great Britain - 1804
...predecessor. The style of Dryden is capricious and varied ; that of Pope is cautious and uniform. Dryden Dryden observes the motions of his own mind ; Pope...shaven by the scythe, and levelled by the roller. Of geniu?, that power which constitutes a poet; that quality without V hich judgment is cold, and knowledge...
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The Works of John Dryden: Now First Collected ...

John Dryden, Sir Walter Scott - English literature - 1808
...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 mind...varied exuberance of abundant vegetation ; Pope's js a velvet lawn, shaven by the scythe, and levelled by the roller. " Of genius, that power which constitutes...
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The Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets: Prior. Congreve. Blackmore ...

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1810
...his images and illustrations from a more extensive circumference of science. Dryden knew more of man in his general nature, and Pope in his local manners....vegetation ; Pope's is a velvet lawn, shaven by the sithe, and levelled by the roller. said, that, if he has brighter paragraphs, he has not better poems....
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Prior. Congreve. Blackmore. Fenton. Gay. Granville. Yalden. Tickell. Hammond ...

Samuel Johnson - Poets, English - 1810
...his images and illustrations from a more extensive circumference of science. Dryden knew more of man in his general nature, and Pope in his local manners....of abundant vegetation ; Pope's is a velvet lawn? I shaven by the sithe, and levelled by the roller. 3 / , Of genius, that power which constitutes a...
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The Works of the English Poets, from Chaucer to Cowper: Including ..., Volume 12

Alexander Chalmers - English poetry - 1810
...and Dryden's page is a natural field, rising inter mequahtie*, and diversified by 106 LIFE OF POPE. the varied exuberance of abundant vegetation ; Pope's...which constitutes a poet ; that quality without which judgpient is cold, and knowledge is inert ; that energy which collects, combines, amplifies* and animates;...
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The works of Alexander Pope. With a selection of explanatory notes, and the ...

Alexander Pope - 1812
...his predecessor. The style of Dryden is capricious and varied ; that of Pope is cautious and un1form. Dryden observes the motions of his own mind ; Pope...shaven by the scythe, and levelled by the roller. bines, amplifies, and animates ; d1e superiority must, with some hesitation, be allowed to Dryden....
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Lessons in Elocution, Or, A Selection of Pieces in Prose and Verse: For the ...

William Scott - Elocution - 1814 - 407 pages
...constrains his mind to his- own rules of composition. — Dryden is sometimes vehement and fapid ; Pope is always smooth, uniform and gentle. Dryden's...and levelled by the roller. Of genius— that power that constitutes a poet ! tha* quality, without which judgment is cold and knowledge is inert ; that...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, Volume 11

Samuel Johnson - English literature - 1816
...comprehensive speculation; and those of Pope by minute attention. There is more dignityin theknowledge of Dryden, and more certainty in that of Pope. Poetry...rapid ; Pope is always smooth, uniform, and gentle. Dryden' page is a natural field, rising into inequalities, and diversified by the varied exuberance...
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The British Plutarch [by T. Mortimer].

Thomas Mortimer - 1816
...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. Dryden...of abundant vegetation ; Pope's is a velvet lawn, shavenby the scythe and levelled by the roller. ' Of genius, that power which constitutes a poet, that...
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