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" 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 vehement and rapid; Pope is always smooth, uniform,... "
Aids to English Composition, Prepared for Students of All Grades: Embracing ... - Page 129
by Richard Green Parker - 1851 - 429 pages
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The Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets;: Pope. Pitt. Thomson. Watts. A ...

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1781 - 503 pages
...diverfified^by the varied exuberance of abundant vegetation; Pope's is a velvet lawn, fhaven by the fcythe, and levelled by the roller.''^ ...-. -• •• •...which constitutes a poet ; that quality without which judgement ^s cold and knowledge is inert ; that energy which collects, combines, amplifies, and animates...
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The Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets;: Pope. Pitt. Thomson. Watts. A ...

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1781 - 503 pages
...fmooth, uniform, and gentle. Dryden's page is a natural field, rifing into inequalities, and diverfified by the varied exuberance of abundant vegetation ; Pope's is a velvet lawn, maven by the fcythe, and levelled by the roller. Of genius, that power which conftitutes a poet; that...
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prefaces biographical and crirical to the works of the english poets

samuel johnson - 1781
...fmooth, uniform, and gentle, Dryden's page is a natural field, rifing into inequalities, and diverfified by the varied exuberance of abundant vegetation ; Pope's is a velvet lawn, fhaven by the fcythe, and levelled , by :tlje roller. Of genius, that power which conftitutes a poet...
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The lives of the most eminent English poets (concluded). Miscellaneous lives

Samuel Johnson, John Hawkins - 1787
...fmooth, uniform, and gentle. Dryden's page is a natural field, rifing into inequalities, and diverfified by the varied exuberance of abundant vegetation; Pope's is a velvet lawn, fhaven by the fcythe, and levelled by the roller. Of genius, that power which conftitutes a poet; that...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: The lives of the most eminent English ...

Samuel Johnson, John Hawkins - English literature - 1787
...fmooth, uniform, and gentle. Dryden's page is a natural field, riling into inequalities, and diverfified by the varied exuberance of abundant vegetation^ Pope's is a velvet lawn, fhaven by the fcythe, and levelled by the roller. Of genius, that power which conftitutes a poet ;...
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The lives of the most eminent English poets (concluded). Miscellaneous lives

Samuel Johnson, John Hawkins - 1787
...fmooth, uniform, and gentle. Dryden's page is a natural field, riling into inequalities, and diverfified by the varied exuberance of abundant vegetation ; Pope's is a velvet lawn, fhaven by the fcythe, and levelled by the roller. Of genius, that power which conftirutes a poet ;...
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The New annual register, or General repository of history, politics, and ...

1793
...vehement and rapid ; Pope is always fmooth, uniform, and gentle. Dryden's page is a natural field, riling into inequalities, and diversified by the varied exuberance...of abundant vegetation ; Pope's is a velvet lawn, ┐haven by the fcythc, and levelled by the roller. " Of genius, that power which conftitutcs a poet...
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The Works of the British Poets: With Prefaces, Biographical and ..., Volume 8

English poetry - 1795
...fmooth, uciforra, and gentle. Dryden's page is a natural field, Hung into inequalities, and diverűfied by the varied exuberance of abundant vegetation ; Pope's is a velvet lawn, thavcn by the fcythe, and levelled by the roller. 4 " Of genius, that power which conftitutes a poet,...
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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 Critical and Miscellaneous Prose Works of John Dryden ..., Volume 1, Part 1

John Dryden - 1800 - 442 pages
...Dryden and Pope, in the Life of the latter poet, pp. 166 — 171, edit. 1783; in which "the superiority of genius, — that power which constitutes a poet; that quality without which judgment is cofd and knowledge is inert ; that energy which collects, combines, amplifies and animates ;" — is,...
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