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" I will confess, that the copiousness of his wit was such, that he often writ too pointedly for his subject, and made his persons speak more eloquently than the violence of their passion would admit ; so that he is frequently witty out of season : leaving... "
Ovid - Page xii
by Ovid - 1836
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Epistles, with his amours

Ovid - 1725
...Eloquently than the Violence of their Paffion would admit : So that he is frequently witty out of Seafon ; leaving the Imitation of Nature, and the cooler Dictates of his Judgment, for the falfe Applaufe of Fancy. Yet he feems to have found out this Imperfection in his riper 'Age: For why...
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Ovid's Epistles: With His Amours

Ovid, John Dryden - 1776 - 348 pages
...Eloquently than the Violence of their Pafiton would admit : So that he is frequently witty out of Seafon ; leaving the Imitation of Nature, and the cooler Dictates of his Judgment, for the falfe Applaufe of Fancy. Yet be feems to have found out this Impeifedion in his ripe* Age: For why...
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The works of the English poets: with prefaces, biographical and critical

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1779
...eloquently than the violence of their paffion would admit : fo that he is frequently witty out of feafon ; leaving the imitation of nature, and the cooler dictates of his judgment, for the fmli'c applaufe of fancy. Yet he feems to have found out this imperfeftion in his riper age : for why...
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The Works of the British Poets: With Prefaces, Biographical and ..., Volume 6

English poetry - 1795
...eloquently than the violence uf their paffion would admit ; fo that he is frequently witty out of feafon i leaving the imitation of nature, and the cooler dictates of his judgment, for the fall's applaufe of fancy. Yet he feems to liavt fouud out this imperfection in his riper age; for why...
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The Critical and Miscellaneous Prose Works of John Dryden: Now ..., Volume 3

John Dryden - 1800
...partially in his behalf, I will confess that the copiousness of his wit was such, that he often writ too pointedly for his subject, and made his persons...violence of their passion would admit : so that he is fre^ quently witty out of season ; leaving the imitation of nature, and the cooler dictates of his...
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The Works of John Dryden: Now First Collected ...

John Dryden, Sir Walter Scott - English literature - 1808
...partially in his behalf, I will confess, that the copiousness of his wit was such, that he often writ too pointedly for his subject, and made his persons...frequently witty out of season ; leaving the imitation ot nature, and the cooler dictates of his judgment, for the false applause of fancy. Yet he stems to...
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The works of the English poets, from Chaucer to Cowper;, Volume 9

Alexander Chalmers - English poetry - 1810
...partiality in his behalf, I will confess, that the copiousness of his wit was such, that he often writ too pointedly for his subject, and made his persons...applause of fancy. Yet he seems to have found out thin imperfection in his riper age : fur why else should he complain, that his Metamorphoses •was...
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The Works of the English Poets, from Chaucer to Cowper: Including ..., Volume 9

Alexander Chalmers - English poetry - 1810
...the copiousness of his wit was such, that he often writ too pointedly for his subject, and made bis persons speak more eloquently than the violence of their passion would admit : во that he is frequently witty out of season ; leaving the imitation of nature, and the cooler...
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The Works of the English Poets, from Chaucer to Cowper: Including ..., Volume 9

Alexander Chalmers - English poetry - 1810
...the copiousness of his wit was such, that he often writ too pointedly for his subject, and made bis persons speak more eloquently than the violence of their passion would admit : во that he is frequently witty out of season ; leaving the imitation of nature, and the cooler...
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The Poetical Works of John Dryden., Esq: Containing Original Poems ..., Volume 4

John Dryden - 1811
...eloquently than the violence of their paffion would admit ; fo that he is frequently witty out of feafon ; leaving the imitation of nature, and the cooler dictates of his judgment, for the falfe applaufe of fancy. Yet he feetns to have found out this imperfection in his riper age : for why...
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