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" After all this, it is surely superfluous to answer the question that has once been asked, Whether Pope was a poet, otherwise than by asking in return, If Pope be not a poet, where is poetry to be found? "
The Monthly Anthology, and Boston Review - Page 468
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The life of Samuel Johnson, Volume 2

James Boswell - 1817
...poetical fume, by demonstrating his excellence, and pronouncing the following triumphant eulogiuin : " After all this, it is surely superfluous to answer...question that has once been asked, Whether Pope was u poet? otherwise than by asking iu return, if Pope be not* port, where is poetry to be found ? To...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.

Samuel Johnson - 1820
...done their best, and what shall be added will be the effort of tedious toil and needless curiosity. After all this, it is surely superfluous to answer...found? To circumscribe poetry by a definition will only show the narrowness of the definer, though a definition which shall exclude Pope will not easily be...
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The life of Samuel Johnson, Volume 2

James Boswell - 1820
...excellence, and pronouncing the following triumphant eulogium : " After all this, it is surelj superfluous to answer the question that has once been...poet? otherwise than by asking in return, if Pope be HOI a poet, where is puetry to be found ? To circumscribe poetry by n definition, will only shew the...
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The London Quarterly Review, Volume 23

1820
...the most excellent one of the art.* Many years after, Johnson interrogating this critic, inquired, ' If Pope be not a poet, where is Poetry to be found ? To circumscribe poetry, he added, by a definition will only shew the narrowness of the definer.' Yet such a definer arose in...
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The Quarterly Review

William Gifford, Sir John Taylor Coleridge, John Gibson Lockhart, Whitwell Elwin, William Macpherson, William Smith, Sir John Murray (IV), Rowland Edmund Prothero (Baron Ernle) - 1820
...the most excellent one of the art.'* Many years after, Johnson interrogating this critic, inquired, ' If Pope be not a poet, where is poetry to be found ? To circumscribe poetry, he added, by a definition will only shew the narrowness of the definer.' Yet such a definer arose in...
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The Quarterly Review

William Gifford, Sir John Taylor Coleridge, John Gibson Lockhart, Whitwell Elwin, William Macpherson, William Smith, Sir John Murray (IV), Rowland Edmund Prothero (Baron Ernle) - 1820
...most excellent one of the art.'* Many .years after, Johnson interrogating this critic, inquired, ' If Pope be not a poet, where is poetry to be found ? To circumscribe poetry, he added, by a definition will only shew the narrowness of the definer.' Yet such a definer arose in...
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A Reply to an Unsentimental Sort of Critic: The Reviewer of Spence's ...

William Lisle Bowles - 1820 - 43 pages
...excellent of the ART!" Many years after, Dr. JOHNSON, interrogating this critic, enquired, " If POPE was " not a poet, where is poetry to be found ? To circumscribe " poetry, he added, by a definition, will only shew the narrowness " of the definer." Now, not to point out the...
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The British Poets: Including Translations ...

British poets - 1822
...done their best, and what shall be added will be the effort of tedious toil and needless curiosity. question that has once been asked, Whether Pope was...If Pope be not a poet, where is poetry to be found f To circumscribe poetry by a definition will only show the narrowness of the dcfiner, though a definition...
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Letters to Lord Byron on a Question of Poetical Criticism: To which are Now ...

William Lisle Bowles - 1822 - 108 pages
...Doctor ? " To circumscribe poetry by a definition will *' only show the narrowness of the definer." " If " POPE be not a poet, where is poetry to be found?" He might as well have said, " If the LARK be not " a singing bird, where is a singing bird to be "...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.

James Boswell - 1823
...poetical fame, by demonstrating his excellence, and pronouncing the following triumphant eulogium : " After all this, it is surely superfluous to answer...? To circumscribe poetry by a definition will only show the narrowness of the definer; though a definition which shall exclude Pope will not easily be...
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