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" 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, and gentle. Dryden's page is a natural field, rising into inequalities and diversified... "
The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: The lives of the most eminent English ... - Page 108
by Samuel Johnson, John Hawkins - 1787
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The Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets;: Pope. Pitt. Thomson. Watts. A ...

Samuel Johnson - 1781 - 503 pages
...uniform, and gentle. Dryden's page is a natural field, rifing into inequalities, and diverfified^by the varied exuberance of abundant vegetation; Pope's...-.>+ ' .' ;,..-..- . Of 'genius, that power which constitutes a poet ; that quality without which judgement ^s cold and knowledge is inert ; that energy...
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prefaces biographical and crirical to the works of the english poets

samuel johnson - 1781
...vehement and rapid ; Pope is always fmooth, uniform, and gentle, Dryden's page is a natural field, rifing into inequalities, and diverfified by the varied exuberance...velvet lawn, fhaven by the fcythe, and levelled , by :tlje roller. Of genius, that power which conftitutes a poet ; that quality without which judgement...
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The Works of the English Poets: With Prefaces, Biographical and ..., Volume 65

Samuel Johnson - 1781
...field, rifing into inequalities, and diverfified by the varied exuberance of abundant vegeration ; Pope's is a velvet lawn, fhaven by the fcythe, and...levelled by the roller. Of genius, that power which conflitutes a poet ; that quality without which judgement is cold and knowledge is inert; that energy...
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The Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets;: Pope. Pitt. Thomson. Watts. A ...

Samuel Johnson - 1781 - 503 pages
...vehement and rdpid ; Pope is always 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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The lives of the most eminent English poets; with critical ..., Volume 4

Samuel Johnson - 1781
...and rapid j Pope is always fmooth, uni-* form, and gentle. Dryden's page is a natural field, rifmg into inequalities, and diverfified by the varied exuberance of abundant vegetation ; Pope's is a velvet lawnj 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;: With Critical ..., Volume 4

Samuel Johnson - 1783
...vehement and rapid ; Pope is always fmooth, uniform, and gentle. Dryden's page is a natural field, rifing into inequalities, and diverfified by the varied exuberance...vegetation ; Pope's is a velvet lawn, fhaven by the fey the, and levelled by the roller. Of genius, that power which conftitutes a poet ; that quality...
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The lives of the most eminent English poets (concluded). Miscellaneous lives

Samuel Johnson, John Hawkins - 1787
...varied; that of Pope is cautious and uniform ; Dryden obeys the motions of his own mind ; Pope conftraihs his mind to his own rules of compofition. Dryden is...levelled by the roller. Of genius, that power which conftirutes a poet ; that quality without which judgement is cold, and knowledge is inert ; that energy...
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The New annual register, or General repository of history, politics, and ...

1793
...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

1795
...fmooth, uciforra, and gentle. Dryden's page is a natural field, Hung into inequalities, and diverûfied 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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The Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets: With Critical ..., Volume 3

Samuel Johnson - 1800
...inequalities, and diverfified by the varied exuberance of abundant vegetation ; Pope's is a velvet lawn, (haven by the. fcythe, and levelled by the roller. Of genius,...which conftitutes a poet-, that quality without which judgment is cold, and knowledge is inert ; that energy which collects* combines, amplifies, and animates...
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