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" To circumscribe poetry by a definition will only shew the narrowness of the definer, though a definition which shall exclude Pope will not easily be made. Let us look round upon the present time, and back upon the past; let us... "
Johnson's Lives of the the English Poets: Abridged: with Notes and Illustrations - Page 151
by Samuel Johnson - 1797 - 239 pages
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The Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets;: Pope. Pitt. Thomson. Watts. A ...

Samuel Johnson - 1781 - 503 pages
...to be found ? To circumfcribe poetry by a definition will only fhew the narrownefs of the definer, though a definition which fhall exclude Pope will...let their productions be examined, and their claims Hated, and the pretenfions of Pope will . be no more difputed. Had he given the world only his verfion,...
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The Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets;: Pope. Pitt. Thomson. Watts. A ...

Samuel Johnson - 1781 - 503 pages
...exclude Pope will not eafily be made. Let us look round upon the prefent time, and back upon the paftj let us enquire to whom- the voice of mankind has "decreed...claims ftated, and the pretenfions of Pope will be »o more .difpu ted. Plad he given the world" only his -ver-fion-, tiie name-of -poet muft have :*.:<<...
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prefaces biographical and crirical to the works of the english poets

samuel johnson - 1781
...definition which fhall exclude Pope will not eafily be made. Let us look round upon the prefent timey and back upon the paft; let us enquire to whom the...let their productions be examined, and their claims Hated, and the pretenfions of Pope will be no more difputed. Had he given the world only his verfion,...
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THE MONTHLY REVIEW OR LITERARY JOURNAL

Several Hands - 1781
...exclude Pope will not eafily be made. Let u . look round upon the preient time, and back upon the part ; let us enquire to whom the voice of mankind has decreed...productions be examined, and their claims ftated, and the pretenGoni of Pope will be no more dtfputed. Had he given the world only his veriion, the name of poet...
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The lives of the most eminent English poets (concluded). Miscellaneous lives

Samuel Johnson, John Hawkins - 1787
...poetry to be found? To circumfcribe poetry by a definition will only fhew the narrownefs of the definer, though a definition which fhall exclude Pope will...productions be examined, and their claims ftated, and the preterifioni of Pope will be no more difputed. Had ]& given the 4fr "*' world only his verfion, the...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: The lives of the most eminent English ...

Samuel Johnson, John Hawkins - 1787
...poetry by a definition will only fhew the narrownefs of the definer, though a definition which mall exclude Pope will not eafily be made. Let us look...productions be examined, and their claims ftated, and the p retentions pf Pope will be no more difputed. Had he given the world world only his verfion, the name...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Comprehending an Account of His ..., Volume 2

James Boswell - 1791 - 516 pages
...Pope will not eafily be made. Let us look round upon the prefent time, and back upon the paft ; let enquire to whom the voice of mankind has decreed the...ftated, and the pretenfions of Pope will be no more disputed." I remember once to have heard Johnfon fay, cc Sir, a thoufand years may elapfe before there...
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A Complete Edition of the Poets of Great Britain..: Pope. Gay. Pattison ...

1792
...not eafiiy be made. Let us look round upon the prefent time, and back apon the part ; let us inquire to whom the voice of mankind has decreed the wreath...let their productions be examined, and their claims flated, and the prctcnfions of Pope will no more be ilifputcd. Had le given the world only his verdón,...
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The Works of the British Poets: With Prefaces, Biographical and ..., Volume 8

1795
...not eafily be made. Let u» look round upon the prefent time, and back upon the pad ; let u« inquire to whom the voice of mankind has decreed the wreath...let their productions be examined, and their claims dated, and the pretenfions of Pope will no more be difputed. Had he given the world only his vcrfion,...
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The Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets: With Critical ..., Volume 3

Samuel Johnson - 1800
...definition will only ftiew the narrownefs of the definer, dcfiaer, though a definition which {hall exclude , Pope will not eafily be made. Let us look...let their productions be examined, and their claims (luted, and the pretenfions of Pope will be no more difputcd. Had he given the world only his verfion,...
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