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" Waller was smooth ; but Dryden taught to join The varying verse, the full resounding line, The long majestic march, and energy divine : Though still some traces of our rustic vein And splay-foot verse remain'd, and will remain. "
Latin Classics ...: College - Page 203
by William Cleaver Wilkinson - 1900
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The prose and prose writers of Britain, from Chaucer to Ruskin

Robert Demaus - 1860
...peculiar merits are happily, and on the wholo justly, summed up by Pope in his well-known lines : — " Waller was smooth, but Dryden taught to join The varying verse, the full resounding line, The long majestic march, and energy divine," His works are too numerous to be...
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A COMPENDIUM OF ENGLISH LITERARURE

CHARLES D. CLEVELAND - 1860
...can pretend to, and the best remedy we can apply to all our misfortunes. JOHN DRYDEN. 1630—1700. " Waller was smooth; but Dryden taught to join The varying verse, the full resounding line, The long majestic march, and energy divine."— POPE. JOHN URYDEN", the celebrated...
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Speculations literary and philosophic

Thomas De Quincey - 1862
...of Pope :— " We conquer'd France, tut felt our captive's charms— Her arts victorious triumph'd o'er our arms; Britain to soft refinements less a foe, Wit grew polite, and numbers learn'd to flow." Ten years, then, before Joan of Arc's execution,* viz, about 1420 (if we are to believe...
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A Catalogue of Books, the Property of a Political Economist: With Critical ...

John Ramsay McCulloch - 1862 - 394 pages
...known. The improvements he effected in our versification have been admirably stated by Pope : — " Waller was smooth ; but Dryden taught to join The varying verse, the full resounding line, The long majestic march, and energy divine." But though often of the highest...
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The National Review, Volume 14

Richard Holt Hutton, Walter Bagehot - 1862
...as the improver of English versification, may be as properly applied to Chaucer as a discoverer : " Waller was smooth ; but Dryden taught to join The varying verse, the full resounding line, The long majestic march, and energy divine. To support this opinion, passages...
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De Quincey's works, Volume 12

Thomas De Quincey - 1863
...of Pope : — " We conquer'd France, but felt our captive's charms— Her arts victorious triumph'd o'er our arms ; Britain to soft refinements less a foe, Wit grew polite, and numbers learn'd to flow." Ten years, then, before Joan of Arc's execution,* yk, about 1420 (if we are to believe...
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The poetical works of Alexander Pope, with a life, by A. Dyce, Volume 3

Alexander Pope - 1863
...hurts with wit. We conquer'd France, but felt our captive's charms ; Her arts victorious triumph'd o'er our arms ; Britain to soft refinements less a foe, Wit grew polite, and numbers learn'd to flow. Waller was smooth ; but Dryden taught to join The varying verse, the full resounding...
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An index to familiar quotations selected principally from British authors ...

John Cooper Grocott - 1863
...to steal away their brains! SHAESPERE. — Othello, Act II. Scene 8. (Cnssio to lago.) MNERGY. — Waller was smooth ; but Dryden taught to join The varying verse, the full resounding line, The long majestic march, and energy divine. POPE. — To Augustus, Epi. I. Line...
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Speculations, Literary and Philosophic

Thomas De Quincey - 1863 - 303 pages
...We conquer'd France, but felt our captive's charms — Her arts victorious triumph'd o'er our amis ; Britain to soft refinements less a foe, Wit grew polite, and numbers learn'd to flow." Ten years, then, before Joan of Arc's execution,* viz, about 1420 (if we are to believe...
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Grammar of English grammars; or Advanced manual of English grammar and language

Jacob Lowres - 1863
...Pope. Or leave thy virtue to attain my love, Or leave a banished man condemn'd in woods to rove. Prior. Waller was smooth ; but Dryden taught to join The varying verse, the full resounding line, The long majestic march, and energy divine. — Pope. The wealthy Tagus, and...
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