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" There was therefore before the time of Dryden no poetical diction : no system of words at once refined from the grossness of domestic use and free from the harshness of terms appropriated to particular arts. "
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Prefaces, Biographical and Critical, to the Works of the English Poets: Dryden

Samuel Johnson - Poets, English - 1779
....our authors; our fpeech lay before them in a heap of confufion, and every man took for every purpofe what chance might offer him. There was therefore before the time of Dryden no poetical diction, no fyftera • of words at once refined from the groffnefs of domeflick ufe, and free from the harfhnefs...
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The Monthly Review, Or, Literary Journal, Volume 61

Ralph Griffiths, G. E. Griffiths - English imprints - 1780
...our authon ; our fpeech liy before them in a heap of confufion, and every nan took for every purpofe what chance might offer him. ' There was therefore before the time of Dryden no poetical diction, no lyi'em of words at once refined from the groflhefs of do•teftic ale, and free from the harflinefs...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: The lives of the most eminent English poets

Samuel Johnson, John Hawkins - English literature - 1787
...our authors; our fpeech lay before them in a heap of confufion, and every man took for every purpofe what chance might offer him. There was therefore before the time of Dryden no poetical diction, no fyftem of words at once refined from the grollhefs of domeftick ufe, and free from the harfhnefs of...
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The Lives of the English Poets: and a Criticism of Their Work

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1795 - 536 pages
...our authors ; our fpeech lay before them in a heap of confufion, and every man took for every purpofe what chance might offer him. There was therefore before the time of Dryden no poetical diction, no fyftem of words at once refined from the groflhefs of domeftick life, and free from the harfhnefs of...
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The works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.

Samuel Johnson, Arthur Murphy - 1801
...authors ; our fpepch lay before them in a heap of confufion ; and every man took for every purpofe what chance might offer him. There was therefore before the time of Dryden no poetical diction, no fyftem of words at once refined from the groffnefs of domeftick ufe, and free from the harfhnefs of...
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The works of the poets of Great Britain and Ireland. With prefaces ...

Great Britain - 1804
...authors ; our speech lay before them in a heap of confusion, and every man took for every pui pose what chance might offer him. There was therefore before...diction, no system of words at once refined from the gro.^sness of domestick use, and free from the harshness of terms appropriated to particular arts....
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The works of Samuel Johnson, Volume 9

Samuel Johnson - 1806
...our authors; our fpeech lay before them in a heap of confufion ; and every man took for every purpofe what chance might offer him. There was therefore before the time of Dryden no poetical diction, no fyftem of words at once refined from the grofihefs of domeftick ufe, and free from the harfhnefs of...
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Letters on Literature, Taste, and Composition: Addressed to His Son, Volume 2

George Gregory - Books and reading - 1808
...Dr. John* sOn's Life of Dryden, which says almost every thing that can be said upon it. " There was, before the time of Dryden, no poetical diction, no...system of words at once refined from the grossness of domestic use, and free from the harshness of terms appropriated to particular arts. Words too familiar...
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Waller, Butler, Rochester, Roscommon, Otway, Pomfret, Dorset, Stepney, J ...

Alexander Chalmers - English poetry - 1810
...original rectitude was in the place of rules, this delicacy of selection was little known to our authors ; our speech lay before them in a heap of confusion...system of words, at once refined from the grossness of domestic use, and free from the harshness of terms appropriated to particular arts. Words too familiar,...
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The lives of the most eminent English poets; with critical ..., Volume 1

Samuel Johnson - 1811
...original rectitude was in the place of rules, this delicacy of selection was little known to our authors ; our speech lay before them in a heap of confusion...offer him. There was therefore before the time of Drydenno. poetical diction, no system of words at once refined from the grossness of domestick use,...
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