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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
edited by - 1806
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Comprehending an Account of His Studies ...

James Boswell - 1827 - 580 pages
...poetical fume, by demonstrating his excellence, and pronouncing the following triumphant eulogium : — " s wilfnot easily be made. Let us look round upon the present time, and back upon the past ; let us inquire...
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Laconics: Or Instructive Miscellanies, Selected from the Best Authors ...

A general reader - 1827 - 188 pages
...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 the question that has been asked, whether Pope was a poet,otherwise than by asking in return, if Pope lie not a Poet, where...
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The Poetical Works of Alexander Pope, Esq: To which is Prefixed the Life of ...

Alexander Pope, Samuel Johnson - 1830 - 484 pages
...done their best, and what shall be added will be the effort of tedious toil and needless curiosity. wn to thee ; All chance, direction which thou canst not see : 290 All discord, harmony tbnnd? To circumscribe poetry by a definition, will only show the narrowness of the dcfiner; though...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Including a Journal of a Tour ..., Volume 4

James Boswell - 1831
...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 life of Samuel Johnson ... including A journal of a tour to ..., Volume 4

James Boswell - 1831
...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 gallery of portraits: with memoirs [by A.T. Malkin].

1835
...necessary to raise his seat. But his face was not displeasing, and his eyes animated and vivid." ..." It is surely superfluous to answer the question that...? 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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Lives of the poets. Lives of eminent persons. Political tracts. Philological ...

Samuel Johnson, Arthur Murphy - 1834
...effort of tedious toil and needless curiosity. After all this, it is surely superfluous to an«»er the question that has once been asked, Whether Pope...? To circumscribe poetry by a definition will only slnw the narrowness of the definer, though a definition which shall exdude Pope will not easily be...
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The life of Samuel Johnson ... including A journal of his tour to ..., Volume 8

James Boswell - 1835
...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 Gallery of Portraits: With Memoirs, Volume 5

1835
...necessary to raise his seat. But his face was not displeasing, and his eyes animated and vivid." . . . " It is surely superfluous to answer the question that...? 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 lives of the most eminent English poets, with critical ..., Volume 2

Samuel Johnson - 1835
...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...If Pope be not a poet, where is poetry to be found 1 To circumscribe poetry by a definition will only shew the narrowness of the definer, though a definition...
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