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" If the father of criticism has rightly denominated poetry, " an imitative art," these writers will, without great wrong, lose their right to the name of poets ; for they cannot be said to have imitated any thing: they neither copied nature nor life; neither... "
The European Magazine, and London Review - Página 48
1822
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The Collected Works of William Hazlitt: Lectures on the English comic ...

William Hazlitt - 1903
...wrong, lose their right to the name of poets, for they cannot be said to have imitated any thing ; they neither copied nature nor life ; neither painted...matter, nor represented the operations of intellect.' The whole of the account is well worth reading : it was a subject for which Dr. Johnson's powers both...
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Essay-writing for Schools a Practical Exposition of the Principles of this ...

Leslie Cope Cornford - 1903 - 309 páginas
...wrong, lose their right to the name of poets ; for they cannot be said to have imitated any thing ; they neither copied nature nor life ; neither painted...matter, nor represented the operations of intellect. Those however who deny them to be poets, allow them to be wits. Dryden confesses of himself and his...
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Specimens of Modern English Literary Criticism

William Tenney Brewster - 1907 - 379 páginas
...great wrong, lose their right to the name of poets; for they cannot be said to have imitated anything; they neither copied nature nor life; neither painted...matter, nor represented the operations of intellect. Those, however, who deny them to be poets, allow them to be wits. Dryden confesses of himself and his...
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English Prose: Eighteenth century

Sir Henry Craik - 1911
...wrong, lose their right to the name of poets ; for they cannot be said to have imitated anything : they neither copied nature nor life ; neither painted...matter nor represented the operations of intellect. Those, however, who deny them to be poets, allow them to be wits. Dryden confesses of himself and his...
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Life of Dryden

Samuel Johnson - 1913 - 300 páginas
...endeavour : but unluckily resolving to shew it in rhyme, instead of writing poetry they only wrote verses Their thoughts are often new but seldom natural ;...are they just ; and the reader, far from wondering how he missed them, wonders more frequently by what perverseness of ingenuity they were ever found...
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Doctor Johnson: A Study in Eighteenth Century Humanism

Percy Hazen Houston - 1923 - 280 páginas
...lose their right to the name of poets, for they cannot be said to have imitated anything; . . . they neither painted the forms of matter nor represented the operations of intellect." * His interpretation of the so-called Katharsis,the purgation of the passions through pity and fear,...
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A History of Modern Criticism 1750-1950: Volume 1, The Later Eighteenth Century

René Wellek - 1981 - 368 páginas
...nature," or really "unnatural," the opposite of "natural" in the neoclassical sense of the universal. "They neither copied nature nor life; neither painted...matter nor represented the operations of intellect." 103 Their imagery or "wit" is well described by Johnson as discordia concors: "a combination of dissimilar...
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Alms for Oblivion: Essays

Edward Dahlberg - 1964 - 166 páginas
...deal upon the metaphysical poets, and Tate offers us another excerpt from the Lives: Johnson declares "they neither copied nature nor life; neither painted...matter nor represented the operations of intellect." If these perverse bards refused to imitate nature or life, and declined to recognize the existence...
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A Critical History of English Literature: The Restoration to 1800, Volumen3

David Daiches - 1979 - 319 páginas
...ready-made from one generation of poets to the next. As a result, he rejected metaphysical wit because "their thoughts are often new, but seldom natural;...and the reader, far from wondering that he missed theni, wonders more frequently by what perverseness of industry they were ever found." And he objected...
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Missing Measures: Modern Poetry and the Revolt Against Meter

Timothy Steele, Clara Gyorgyey - 1990 - 340 páginas
...great wrong, lose their right to the name ot poets for they cannot be said to have imitated anything: they neither copied nature nor life, neither painted...the forms of matter nor represented the operations ot intellect.7^' In the Romantic period and after, Aristotle's ideas about poetry are subject to mutations...
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