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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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Lives of the English Poets: With Critical Observations on Their Works ; And ...

Samuel Johnson - 1840 - 502 pages
...done their best, and what shall be added will be the efibrt of tedious toil and needless curiosity. After all this, it is surely superfluous to answer...Whether Pope was a poet? otherwise than by asking in retmn, If Pope be not a poet, where is poetry to be found'? To circumscribe poetry by a definition...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, L.L. D.: Including A Journal of a Tour ..., Volume 2

James Boswell - 1843
...poetical fame, by demonstratng his excellence, and pronouncing the folowing triumphant eulogium: "After all this, it is surely superfluous to answer the question that has once been asked, Wheth er Pope was a poet? otherwise than by askng in return, if Pope be not a poet, where is x>etry...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: With an Essay on His Life and ..., Volume 2

Samuel Johnson, Arthur Murphy - 1846
...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 once been asked, Whether Pope waa a poet? otherwise than by asking, in return, If Pope be not a poet, where is poetry to be found...
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The Poetical Works of Alexander Pope, Esq: To which is Prefixed the Life of ...

Alexander Pope - 1850 - 484 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...To circumscribe poetry by a definition, will only show the narrowness of the dcfiner; though a definition which shall exclude Pope will not easily be...
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The life of Samuel Johnson. [Followed by] The journal of a tour to ..., Volume 4

James Boswell - 1851
...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 Portrait Gallery of Distinguished Poets, Philosophers ..., Volume 2

1853
...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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Johnson's Lives of the British poets completed by W. Hazlitt, Volume 3

Samuel Johnson - 1854
...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 be...
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Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets

Samuel Johnson - 1861
...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 that has once been asked, Whether Pope was a poet ? otherwise than by asking in return, If Pope be...
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The Book of Authors: A Collection of Criticisms, Ana, Mts, Personal ...

William Clark Russell - 1871 - 516 pages
...may venture to assign him a place next to Milton, and just above Dryden. Warton, "Essay on Pope." 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

James Boswell - 1873 - 576 pages
...poetical fame by demonstrating his excellence, and pronouncing the following triumphant eulogium : 'Afur all this, it is surely superfluous to answer the question...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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