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" One day as the king was walking in the Mall, and talking with Dryden, he said, ' If I was a poet, (and I think I am poor enough to be one,) I would write a poem on such a subject in the following manner,' and then gave him the plan for it. "
Poetry and Poets: A Collection of the Choicest Anecdotes Relative to the ... - Page 240
by Richard Ryan - 1826 - 305 pages
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The Critical and Miscellaneous Prose Works of John Dryden: Now First ...

John Dryden - 1800
...suggested the subject.7 " One day as the King was walking in the Mall, and talking with Dryden, he said, 1 If I was a poet/ and I think I am poor enough to be...poem on such a subject, in the following manner.' " He then gave him the plan of THE MEDAL. Dryden took the hint, carried the poem as soon as it was...
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The Critical and Miscellaneous Prose Works of John Dryden ..., Volume 1, Issue 1

John Dryden, Edmond Malone - English prose literature - 1800
...the Mall, and talking with Dryden, he said, ' If I was a poet, and I 7 Spencc's ANECDOTES. think I im poor enough to be one, I would write a poem on such a subject, in the following manner.' " He then gave him the plan of THE MEDAL. Dryden took the hint, carried the poem as soon it was written,...
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The Critical and Miscellaneous Prose Works of John Dryden, Now First ...

John Dryden, Edmond Malone - 1800
...Mall, and talking with Drydcn, he said, ' If I was a poet, and I ' Spcncc's ANECDOTE*. ' . . tKink I am poor enough to be one, I would write a poem on such & subject, in the following manner.' " He then gave him the plan of THB-MEDAL. Dryden took the hint,...
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The Critical and Miscellaneous Prose Works of John Dryden, Now First ...

John Dryden - 1800
...Second is said to have suggested the subject. 7 " One day as the King was walking in the Mall, and talking with Dryden, he said, ' If I was a poet, and I ' SpcneeYANECDOTE*, ' ' ., . think I am poor enough to be one, I would write a poem on such a subject,...
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The Works of John Dryden: Now First Collected in Eighteen Volumes ..., Volume 9

John Dryden - English literature - 1808
...Charles himself engaged Dryden to write on this theme. " One day as the king was walking in the Mall, and talking with Dryden, he said, ' If I was a poet, and...poem on such a subject, in the following manner.' He then gave him the plan of " The Medal." Dryden took the hint, carried the poem, as soon as it was...
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Characteristic Anecdotes of Men of Learning and Genius: Natives of Great ...

John Watkins - Authors, English - 1808 - 552 pages
...following is the history of the poem of the Medal: " One day as the king was walking in the Mall, and talking with Dryden, he said, " If I was a poet, and...a poem on such a subject in the following manner." He then gave him the plan of the Medal. Dryden took the hint, carried the poem as soon as it was written...
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The Works of John Dryden: Now First Collected ...

John Dryden, Sir Walter Scott - English literature - 1808
...Charles himselt engaged Dryden to write on this theme. " One day as the king was walking in the Mall, and talking with Dryden, he said, ' If I was a poet, and I think 1 am poor enough to be one, I would write a poem on such a subject, in the following manner.' He then...
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The Literary chronicle and weekly review, Volume 2, Issues 33-83

1820
...the hint for writing his' poem called the Medal. One day, as the king was walking in the Mall, and talking with Dryden, he said, " If I was a poet, (and I think 1 am poor enough to be one,) I would write a poem on such a subject in the following manner," and then...
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Observations, Anecdotes, and Characters, of Books and Men

Joseph Spence - Authors, English - 1820 - 302 pages
...the hint for writing his poem called the. Mjedal. One day as the King was walking in the Mall, and talking with Dryden, he said, " If I was a poet (and...the following manner, "and then gave him the plan for it. Dryden took the hint, carried the poem as soon as it was written to the King, and had a present...
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Observations, Anecdotes, and Characters of Books and Men: Collected from ...

Joseph Spence, Edmond Malone - Authors, English - 1820 - 302 pages
...Dryden the hint for writing his poem called the Medal. One day as the King was walking in the Mall, and talking with Dryden, he said, " If I was a poet (and...would write a poem on such a subject in the following manner,"andthen gave him the plan for it. Dryden took the hint, carried the poem as soon as it was...
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