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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. "
Addresses Delivered at the Triennial Celebration ... - Page 4
1824
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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 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 Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets;: Pope. Pitt. Thomson. Watts. A ...

Samuel Johnson - 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, combines, amplifies, and animates ; 'the fuperiority muft, with fomehefitation, <be allowed to Dryden. It is not to be inferred that...
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The Monthly Review, Or, Literary Journal, Volume 65

1781
...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 4

Samuel Johnson - 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 collects, combines, amplifies, and animates ; the fuperiority muft, with fomehefitation, be allowed to Dryden. It is not to be inferred that of...
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The lives of the most eminent English poets (concluded). Miscellaneous lives

Samuel Johnson, 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 lives of the most eminent English poets (concluded). Miscellaneous lives

Samuel Johnson, John Hawkins - 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 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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Essays, Philosophical, Historical, and Literary, Volume 1

William Belsham - 1789 - 466 pages
...accidentally determined to fome particular direc" tion:" and elfewhere he ftiles Genius " that ** quality, without which judgment is cold, and *' knowledge is...which collects, *' combines, amplifies, and animates ; always in" veftigating, always afpiring ; in its wideft fearches, " ftill longing to go forward,...
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The Critical Review: Or, Annals of Literature, Volume 68; Volume 1789

Tobias Smollett - 1789
...accidentally determined 10 fome particular direction ." and tlfewhere he fKlcs genius " that quality, without which judgment is cold, and knowledge is inert...which collects, combines, amplifies, and animates ; always inveftigating, always ai pi ring; in its widcft fearches Hill longing to go forward, always...
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The New annual register, or General repository of history, politics, and ...

1793
...fcythc, and levelled by the roller. " Of genius, that power which conftitutcs a poet ; that quality without which judgment is cold, and knowledge is inert;...which collects, combines, amplifies, and animates ; the fuperiority muft, with fome heiitation, be allowed to Dryden. It is not to be inferred that of...
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The Works of the British Poets: With Prefaces, Biographical and ..., Volume 8

1795
...fcythe, and levelled by the roller. 4 " Of genius, that power which conftitutes a poet, that quality without which judgment is cold, and knowledge is inert...which collects, combines, amplifies, and animates, the fuperiority mutt, with fome heGtation, be allowed to Dryden. It is not to be inferred, that of...
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