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" The composition of all poems is, or ought to be, of wit; and wit in the poet, or Wit writing (if you will give me leave to use a school-distinction), is no other than the faculty of imagination in the writer, which, like a nimble spaniel, beats over and... "
Poetical Works - Page 40
by John Dryden - 1808
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The miscellaneous works: containing all his original poems, tales ..., Volume 1

John Dryden, Samuel Derrick - Poetry - 1760
...adorn it with noble thoughts, fo much more to exprefs thofe thoughts with elocution. The compofition of all poems is, or ought to be, of wit ; and wit in the poet, of wit-writing (if you will give me leave to ufe a fchool-diftinction) is no other than the faculty...
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The miscellaneous works of John Dryden, esq: containing all his original ...

John Dryden - English poetry - 1767
...adorn it with noble thoughts, fo much more to exprefs thofe thoughts with elocution. The compofnion of all poems is, or ought to be, of wit; and wit in...poet, or wit-writing (if you will give me leave to ufe a fchool-diftin&ion) is no other than the faculty of imagination in the writer, which, like a nimble...
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Original poems, Volume 1

John Dryden - English poetry - 1773
...with noble thoughts, fo much more to C* ; exprefs thofe thoughts with eloeution. The eompofitionof all poems is, or ought to be, of wit ; and wit in the poet, or wit writing (if you will give me leave to ufe a febool diftinetion) is no other than the faeulty of...
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Bell's Edition, Volumes 41-42

John Bell - English poetry - 1777
...from this digression to a farther account of my Poem. I must crave leave to tell you, that as I have endeavoured to adorn it with noble thoughts, so much...or wit-writing (if you will give me leave to use a school distinction) is no other than the faculty of imagination in the -writer, which, like a nimble...
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The Works of the English Poets: Dryden

Samuel Johnson - 1779
...adorn it with noble thoughts, fo much more to exprefs thofe thoughts with elocution. 'the competition of all poems is, or ought to be, of wit ;. and Wit...poet, or wit-writing (if you will give me leave to ufe a fchool-cliftinction) is no other than the faculty of imagination in the writer, which, like a...
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The works of the English poets: With prefaces, biographical ..., Volumes 13-14

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1779
...exprefs thofe thoughts with elocution. The compofition of all poems is, or ought to be, of wit ; aĞd wit in the poet, or wit-writing (if you will give me leave to ufe a fchool-diftinftion) is no other than the faculty of imagination in the writer, which, like a...
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The Works of the British Poets: With Prefaces, Biographical and ..., Volume 6

Robert Anderson - English poetry - 1795
...thoughts, fo much more to exprefs thofe thoughts with elocution. Mi-, compofitinn of all poems is, er ought to be, of wit ; and wit in the poet, or wit-writing (if you will give me leave to ufe a (chool-diftinction) is no other than the faculty of imagination in the writer, which, like a...
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The Works of the British Poets: With Prefaces, Biographical and ..., Volume 6

English poetry - 1795
...much more to exprcfs thofe thoughts with elocution. The competition of all poems is, Ğr mghc to he, of wit ; and wit in the poet, or wit-writing (if you will give me leave to ufe a Ichool-i'.iilinction) is no other than the faculty of imagination iu the writer, which, like...
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Elegant Extracts: Or, Useful and Entertaining Passages in Prose ..., Volume 2

1797 - 1120 pages
...hexameier has more feet than the Engliih heroic. DryJtm. $97. The Nature of Wit in Writing. The competition of all poems is, or ought to be, of wit ; and wit in poetry, or wit writing (if you will give me leave to ufo a fchool-diftinftion) is no other than the...
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The Critical and Miscellaneous Prose Works of John Dryden: Now ..., Volume 2

John Dryden - 1800
...from this digression to a farther account of my poem ; I must crave leave to tell you, that as I have endeavoured to adorn it with noble thoughts, so much...is or ought to be of wit; and wit in the poet, or wit writing, (if you will give me leave to use a school distinction,) is no other than the faculty...
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