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" Of genius, that power which constitutes a poet, that quality without which judgment is cold and knowledge is inert, that energy which collects, combines, amplifies, and animates, the superiority must, with some hesitation, be allowed to Dryden. "
The New annual register, or General repository of history, politics, and ... - Page 55
1793
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The Annual Register of World Events: A Review of the Year, Volume 25

History - 1800
...genius, that power which conftitutes a poet ; that quality, •without which judgment is cold and1 knowledge is inert; that energy which collects, combines, amplifies, and animates ; the fuperiority mud, with fome hefitation, be allowed to Dryden. It is not < to be inferred that of this poetical vigour...
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prefaces biographical and crirical to the works of the english poets

samuel johnson - 1781
...:tlje roller. Of genius, that power which conftitutes a poet ; that quality without which judgement is cold and knowledge is inert ; that energy which...amplifies, and animates; the fuperiority muft, with fome hefitation, be allowed to Dryden. It is not to be inferred that of this poetical vigour Pope had only...
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The lives of the most eminent English poets;: with critical observations on ...

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1781 - 503 pages
...;,..-..- . Of 'genius, that power which constitutes a poet ; that quality without which judgement ^s cold and knowledge is inert ; that energy which collects,...amplifies, and animates ; 'the fuperiority muft, with fomehefitation, <be allowed to Dryden. It is not to be inferred that of this poetical vigour Pope had...
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The Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets;: With Critical Observations on ...

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1781 - 503 pages
...roller. Of genius, that power which conftitutes a poet; that quality without which judgement is cold arid knowledge is inert ; that energy which collects, combines,...amplifies, and animates ; the fuperiority muft, with fome hefitation, be 'allowed to Dryden. It is not to be inferred that of this poetical vigour Pope had only...
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The Monthly Review, Or, Literary Journal, Volume 65

Ralph Griffiths, G. E. Griffiths - English imprints - 1781
...velvet lawn, fhaven by the fcythe, and levelled by the roller. ' Of genius, that power which conilitutes a poet ; that quality without which judgment is cold and knowledge is inert ; that energy which collefl-, combines, amplifies, and animates ; the fuperiority muft, with fome hefitation, be allowed...
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The Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets: With Critical ..., Volume 1

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1783
...by the roller. Of genius, that power which conftitutes a poet ; that quality without which judgement is cold and knowledge is inert ; that energy which...amplifies, and animates ; the fuperiority muft, with fomehefitation, be allowed to Dryden. It is not to be inferred that of this poetical vigour Pope had...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Together with His Life, and Notes on His ...

Samuel Johnson - 1787
...by the roller. Of genius, that power which conftitutes a poet; that quality without which judgement is cold, and knowledge is inert; that energy which...amplifies, and animates ; the fuperiority muft, with fome hefitation, be allowed to Dryden. It is not to be inferred that of this poetical vigour Pope had only...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.

Samuel Johnson, Sir John Hawkins - 1787
...by the roller. Of genius, that power which conftirutes a poet ; that quality without which judgement is cold, and knowledge is inert ; that energy which collects, combines, amplifies, and animates ; the.fuperiority muft, with fome hefitation, be allowed to Dryden. It is not to be inferred that of...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: The lives of the most eminent English ...

Samuel Johnson, Sir John Hawkins - English literature - 1787
...power which conftitutes a poet ; that quality without which judgement is Cold, and knowledge is inert j that energy which collects, combines, amplifies, and animates ; the fuperiority muft, with fome hefitation, be allowed to Dryden. It is not to be inferred that of this poetical vigour Pope had only...
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Essays, Philosophical, Historical, and Literary ...

William Belsham - Great Britain - 1789 - 466 pages
...powers, " accidentally determined to fome particular direc" tion:" and elfewhere he ftiles Genius " that ** quality, without which judgment is cold, and...which collects, *' combines, amplifies, and animates ; always in" veftigating, always afpiring ; in its wideft fearches, " ftill longing to go forward,...
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