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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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Pope. Satires and Epistles, ed. by M. Pattison

Alexander Pope - 1872
...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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Didactic poems; Select minor poems

William Cowper - English poetry - 1874
...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.' — To Unwin, Jan. 5, 1782. Referring to the above couplet, Macaulay remarks : ' Alfieri speaks with...
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Cowper: The didactic poems of 1782 with selections from the minor pieces, A ...

William Cowper - 1874
...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.' — To Unwin, Jan. 5, 1782. Referring to the above couplet, Macaulay remarks: ' Alfieri speaks with...
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Cowper. The didactic poems of 1782, with selections from the minor ..., Volume 1

William Cowper - 1874
...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.'—To Unwin, Jan. 5, 1782. Referring to the above couplet, Macaulay remarks: ' Alfieri speaks...
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Studies in English prose: specimens, with notes, by J. Payne

Joseph Payne - 1881
...and sound judgment. Cowper, in one of his letters, professes his adherence to it. He says of Pope, " Never, I believe, were such talents and such drudgery...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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Satires and Epistles

Alexander Pope - 1881 - 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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Satires and Epistles

Alexander Pope - 1881 - 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.' -Jt must not be hence inferred that every line written by Pope is as perfect as it should be, or may...
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My Study Windows

James Russell Lowell - Authors - 1887 - 433 pages
...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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The Works of James Russell Lowell

James Russell Lowell - American literature - 1890
...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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The Life of William Cowper

Thomas Wright - 1892 - 681 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,...laziness and carelessness almost peculiar to himself." On Prior he considered the Doctor had been too severe. As for historians, he admired Robertson, but...
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