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" With the unwearied application of a plodding Flemish painter, who draws a shrimp with the most minute exactness, he had all the genius of one of the first masters. Never, I believe, were such talents and such drudgery united. "
The Literary Magazine, and American Register - Page 358
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The Works of William Cowper: Comprising His Poems, Correspondence ..., Volume 2

William Cowper, Robert Southey - 1853
...unwearied application of a plodding Flemish painter, who draws a shrimp with the most minute exactness, he had all the genius of one of the first masters. Never,...almost peculiar to himself. His faults are numberless, but so are his beauties. His faults are those of a great man, and his beauties are such, (at least...
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The Works of William Cowper, Volume 2

William Cowper - 1854
...unwearied application of a plodding Flemish painter, who draws a shrimp with the most minute exactness, he had all the genius of one of the first masters. Never,...almost peculiar to himself. His faults are numberless, but so are his beauties. His faults are those of a great man, and his beauties are such, (at least...
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Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets: With Critical ..., Volume 3

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1854
...plodding Flemish painter, who draws a shrimp with the most minute exactness, he had all the genins of one of the first masters. Never, I believe, were such talents and such drndgery united. But I admire Dryden most, who has succeeded by mere dint of genins, and in spite of...
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THE WORKS OF WILLIAM COWPER HIS LIFE, LETTERS, AND POEMS

1860
...unwearied application of a plodding Flemish p.iinter, who draws a shrimp with the most minute exactness, he had all the genius of one of the first masters. Never,...succeeded by mere dint of genius, and in spite of a la/iness and carelessness almost peculiar to himself. His faults are mi'iibo/less, and so are his beauties....
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Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1861
...unwearied application of a plodding Flemish painter, who draws a shrimp with the most minute exactness, he had all the genius of one of the first masters. Never,...almost peculiar to himself. His faults are numberless, but so are his beauties. His faults are those of a great man, and his beauties are such (at least sometimes)...
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Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets: With Critical ..., Volume 2

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1866
...unwearied application of a plodding Flemish painter, who draws a shrimp with the most minute exactness, he had all the genius of one of the first masters. Never,...most, who has succeeded by mere dint of genius, and ID spite of a laziness and carelessness almost peculiar to himself. His faults are numberless, bnt...
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Studies in English prose: specimens, with notes, by J. Payne

Joseph Payne - 1868
...Pope, " Never, I believe, were such talents and euch drudgery united. But I admire Dryden most, who haa succeeded by mere dint of genius, and in spite of...almost peculiar to himself . His faults are numberless, but so are his beauties." (2) Integrity, rectitude. Neither of these words is used appropriately here....
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AMONG MY BOOKS

JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL. A.M. - 1870
...that indefinable something we call Genius. " But I admire Dryden most [he had been speaking of Pope], who has succeeded by mere dint of genius, and in spite of a laziness and a carelessness almost peculiar to himself. His faults are numberless, and so are his beauties. His...
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AMONG MY BOOKS

JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL - 1898
...that indefinable something we call Genius. " But I admire Dryden most [he had been speaking of Pope], who has succeeded by mere dint of genius, and in spite of a laziness and a carelessness almost peculiar to himself. His faults are numberless, and so are his beauties. His...
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Pope: Satires and Epistles

Alexander Pope - English poetry - 1872 - 164 pages
...unwearied application of a plodding Flemish painter, who draws a shrimp with the most minute exactness, he had all the genius of one of the first masters. Never,...believe, were such talents and such drudgery united.' It must not be hence inferred that every line written by Pope is as perfect as it should be, or may...
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