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" Poets, like lovers, should be bold, and dare — They spoil their business with an over-care; And he, who servilely creeps after sense, Is safe, but ne'er will reach an excellence. "
The Works of John Dryden: Now First Collected in Eighteen Volumes ... - Seite 355
von John Dryden - 1808
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The Rehearsal: A Comedy

George Villiers Duke of Buckingham - 1796 - 120 Seiten
...servilely after " sense, I assure you." Poets, like lovers, should be bold and dare; They spoil thejr business with an over-care } And he who servilely creeps after sense, • Is safe, but ne'er can reach to excellence. Prologue la Tyrannic Lon-t. Acr r. Note ip 68. •' K. Z/ri.BuT stay! —...
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Bell's British Theatre: Edward and Eleonora ... The mistake, by J. Vanbrugh

1797
...mine ? p. 57. Note 13. p. 67. " He is too proud a man to creep servilely after " sense, I assure you." Poets, like lovers, should be bold and dare; They...who servilely creeps after sense, Is safe, but ne'er can reach to excellence. Prologue to Tyrannic Love. ACT V. Note ip 68. *' K. I/rA.BuT stay! — What...
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The Critical and Miscellaneous Prose Works of John Dryden, Now First ...

John Dryden - 1800
...VALE. * Our author alludes to the following spirited linet of •the Prologue to TYRANNICK LOVE: " Poets, like lovers, should be bold and dare; " They...creeps after sense, " Is safe, but ne'er will reach to excellence. II Hence 'tis, our poet in his conjuring " Allow'd his fancy the full force and swing;...
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The Critical and Miscellaneous Prose Works of John Dryden ..., Band 1,Teil 2

John Dryden - 1800 - 596 Seiten
...it. VALE. * Our author alludes to the following spirited line* of the Prologue to TYRANNICK LOVE: " Poets, like lovers, should be bold and dare ; " They...creeps after sense, " Is safe, but ne'er will reach to excellence. " Hence 'tis, our poet in his conjuring " Allow'd his fancy the full force and swing...
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The Works of John Dryden: Now First Collected ...

John Dryden, Walter Scott - 1808
...reprehend. Special objections are refuted, by an appeal to classical authority. Thus the couplet, " And he, who servilely creeps after sense, Is safe, but ne'er will reach an excellence," is justified from the " serpit humi tutus " of Horace; and, by a still more forced derivation, the...
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Prologues and Epilogues: Celebrated for Their Poetical Merit ...

Prologues - 1810 - 263 Seiten
...dare, They fpoil their bufinefs with an over-care: And he who fervilely creeps after fenfe, Is fafe, but ne'er will reach an excellence. Hence 'tis, our poet in his conjuring, Allow'd his fancy the full fcope and fwing. But when a tyrant for his theme he had, He loos'd the reins...
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Auntient lere, a selection of aphoristical and preceptive passages from the ...

Ancient learning - 1812
...Pah ! when they see a knife in a child's hand ; they wjll never say any thing to a man. IBID. POETRY. Poets, like lovers, should be bold, and dare ; They spoil their business with an over care : And he who servilely creeps after sense Is safe, but ne'er will reach an excellence: And...
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The Works of John Dryden: Now First Collected in Eighteen Volumes, Band 3

John Dryden, Walter Scott - 1821
...censure free,' You equal judges of the whole should be : They judge but half, who only faults will see. Poets, like lovers, should be bold and dare, They...excellence. Hence 'tis, our poet, in his conjuring, Allow'd his fancy the full scope and swing. But when a tyrant for his theme he had, He loosed the reins,...
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The Works of John Dryden: Now First Collected in Eighteen Volumes, Band 1

John Dryden, Walter Scott - 1821
...reprehend. Special objections are refuted, by an appeal to classical authority. Thus the couplet, " And he, who servilely creeps after sense, Is safe, but ne'er will reach an excellence," is justified from the " serpit humi tutus" of Horace ; and, by a still more forced derivation, the...
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Memoirs of John Dryden

Walter Scott - 1826 - 277 Seiten
...reprehend. Special objections are refuted, by an appeal to classical authority. Thus the couplet, « And he, who servilely creeps after sense, Is safe, but ne'er will reach an excellence,» is justified from the «serpit humi tutus » of Horace; and, by a still more forced derivation, the...
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