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" 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 by the varied exuberance of abundant vegetation; Pope's is a velvet lawn, shaven by the scythe,... "
Works: Life and Letters - Page 18
by William Cowper - 1835
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The Annual Register of World Events: A Review of the Year, Volume 25

Edmund Burke - 1800
...genius, that power which conftitutes a poet ; that quality, •without which judgment is cold and1 knowledge is inert; that energy which collects, combines, amplifies, and animates ; the fuperiority mud, with fome hefitation, be allowed to Dryden. It is not < to be inferred that of this...
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The Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets;: Pope. Pitt. Thomson. Watts. A ...

Samuel Johnson - 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 Monthly Review, Or, Literary Journal, Volume 65

1781
...velvet lawn, fhaven by the fcythe, and levelled by the roller. ' Of genius, that power which conilitutes a poet ; that quality without which judgment is cold and knowledge is inert ; that energy which collefl-, combines, amplifies, and animates ; the fuperiority muft, with fome hefitation, be allowed...
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prefaces biographical and crirical to the works of the english poets

samuel johnson - 1781
...:tlje roller. Of genius, that power which conftitutes a poet ; that quality without which judgement is cold and knowledge is inert ; that energy which collects, combines, amplifies, and animates; the fuperiority muft, with fome hefitation, be allowed to Dryden. It is not to be inferred that of this...
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The Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets;: Pope. Pitt. Thomson. Watts. A ...

Samuel Johnson - 1781 - 503 pages
...roller. Of genius, that power which conftitutes a poet; that quality without which judgement is cold arid knowledge is inert ; that energy which collects, combines, amplifies, and animates ; the fuperiority muft, with fome hefitation, be 'allowed to Dryden. It is not to be inferred that of this...
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The Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets;: With Critical ..., Volume 4

Samuel Johnson - 1783
...by the roller. Of genius, that power which conftitutes a poet ; that quality without which judgement is cold and knowledge is inert ; that energy which collects, combines, amplifies, and animates ; the fuperiority muft, with fomehefitation, be allowed to Dryden. It is not to be inferred that of this...
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The lives of the most eminent English poets (concluded). Miscellaneous lives

Samuel Johnson, John Hawkins - 1787
...by the roller. Of genius, that power which conftitutes a poet; that quality without which judgement is cold, and knowledge is inert; that energy which collects, combines, amplifies, and animates ; the fuperiority muft, with fome hefitation, be allowed to Dryden. It is not to be inferred that of this...
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The lives of the most eminent English poets (concluded). Miscellaneous lives

Samuel Johnson, John Hawkins - 1787
...by the roller. Of genius, that power which conftirutes a poet ; that quality without which judgement is cold, and knowledge is inert ; that energy which collects, combines, amplifies, and animates ; the.fuperiority muft, with fome hefitation, be allowed to Dryden. It is not to be inferred that of...
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The Critical Review: Or, Annals of Literature, Volume 68; Volume 1789

Tobias Smollett - 1789
...p nvers, accidentally determined 10 fome particular direction .•" and tlfewhere he fKlcs genius " that quality, without which judgment is cold, and...which collects, combines, amplifies, and animates ; always inveftigating, always ai pi ring; in its widcft fearches Hill longing to go forward, always...
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Essays, Philosophical, Historical, and Literary, Volume 1

William Belsham - 1789 - 466 pages
...powers, " accidentally determined to fome particular direc" tion:" and elfewhere he ftiles Genius " that ** quality, without which judgment is cold, and...which collects, *' combines, amplifies, and animates ; always in" veftigating, always afpiring ; in its wideft fearches, " ftill longing to go forward,...
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