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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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Annotations Upon Popular Hymns

Charles Seymour Robinson - 1893 - 581 pages
...asked in Dr. Johnson's time, and to which he gave answer specifically in his Lives of the Poets : " If Pope be not a poet, where is poetry to be 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 age of Pope Repr

John Dennis - 1896
...Pope, in reply to the question which had been asked, even in his day, whether Pope was a poet ? asks in return, 'If Pope be not a poet, where is poetry to be found ? ' and adds that ' to circumscribe poetry by a definition will only show the narrowness of the definer,...
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The Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets, Volume 3

Samuel Johnson, John Hepburn Millar - 1896
...superfluous to answer the question /thai, has once been asked, whether Pope was a poet ? otherI wise than by asking in return, if Pope be not a poet, where is Ipoetry to be found ? To circumscribe poetry by a definition will only show the narrowness of the definer,...
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The Age of Pope, 1700-1744

John Dennis - 1899 - 260 pages
...Pope, in reply to the question which had been asked, even in his day, whether Pope was a poet f - asks in return, 'If Pope be not a poet, where is poetry to be found ?' and adds that ' to circumscribe poetry by a definition will only show the narrowness of the definer,...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson ...: To which is Added The Journal of a ..., Volume 2

James Boswell - 1900 - 726 pages
...fame, by demonstrating his excellence, and pronouncing the following triumphant eulogium:821 " d, and then we shall see how just my observation is. That shall be the criterion. show the narrowness of the definer; though a definition which shall exclude Pope will not easily be...
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Boswell's Life of Johnson, Volume 5

James Boswell - 1901
...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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Life of Johnson, Volume 2

James Boswell - 1904
...poetical fame by demonstrating his excellence, and pronouncing the following triumphant eulogium : 'After all this, it is surely superfluous to answer...which shall exclude Pope will not easily be made. 366 WARBURTON AND JOHNSON [1781 Let us look round upon the present time, and back upon the past ; let...
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Lives of the English Poets: Swift-Lyttelton

Samuel Johnson - 1905
...tedious toil and needless curiosity. After all this it is surely superfluous to answer the question 382 that has once been asked, Whether Pope was a poet...definition will only shew the narrowness of the definer 4, though a definition which shall exclude Pope will not easily be made. Let us look round upon the...
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The Age of Pope (1700-1744)

John Dennis - 1906 - 260 pages
...Pope, in reply to the question which had been asked, even in his day, whether Pope was a poet ? asks in return, ' If Pope be not a poet, where is poetry to be found ? ' and adds that ' to circumscribe poetry by a definition will only show the narrowness of the definer,...
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March 19, 1776-Dec. 13, 1784

James Boswell - 1907
...by demonstrating his excellence, and pronouncing the following triumphant eulogium : " After ah1 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...
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