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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 Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Lives of the poets

Samuel Johnson - 1825
...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...To circumscribe poetry by a definition, will only show the narrowness of the definer, though a definition, which shall exclude Pope, will not easily...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: The lives of the English poets (cont ...

Samuel Johnson - 1825
...done their best, and what shall be added will be the eifort 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 will exclude Pope will not easily be...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson: Lives of the poets

Samuel Johnson - 1825
...done (heir 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...To circumscribe poetry by a definition, will only show the narrowness of the definer, though a definition, which shall exclude Pope, will not easily...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Lives of the poets

Samuel Johnson - 1825
...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...that has once been asked, whether Pope was a poet I otherwise than by asking in return, if Pope be not a poet, where is poetry to be found ? To circumscribe...
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The works of Samuel Johnson [ed. by F.P. Walesby].

Samuel Johnson - 1825
...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...that has once been asked, whether Pope was a poet J otherwise than by asking in return, if Pope be not a poet, where is poetry to be found ? To circumscribe...
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The Life, Writings, Opinions, and Times of the Right Hon. George ..., Volume 2

1825 - 431 pages
...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...
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The Life, Writings, Opinions, and Times of the Right Hon. George ..., Volume 2

1825 - 431 pages
...art. Many years after, Johnson, interrogating this critic, inquired, " If VOL. ii. B CONTROVERSY ON 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...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.

James Boswell - 1826
...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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The Guardian: With a Biographical, Historical, and Critical ..., Volume 1

1826
...careful to vary his terminations, or to refuse admission, at a small distance, to the same rhymes. After all this, it is surely superfluous to answer the question that has been asked, Whether Pope was a poet ? otherwise than by asking in return, If Pope be not a poet, where...
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The Lives of the English Poets, Volume 2

Samuel Johnson - 1826 - 420 pages
...done their best, and what shall be added will be the efforts of tedious toil and needless curiosity. ' After all this, it is surely superfluous to answer the question, that hac once been asked, Whether Pope was a poet ? otherwise than by asking, in return, If Pope be not...
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