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" He is a perpetual fountain of good sense ; learned in all sciences ; and, therefore, speaks properly on all subjects. As he knew what to say, so he knows also when to leave off ; a continence which is practised by few writers, and scarcely by any of the... "
The Works of the English Poets, from Chaucer to Cowper: Including the Series ... - Página 13
editado por - 1810
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Chaucer Traditions: Studies in Honour of Derek Brewer

Ruth Morse, Barry Windeatt - 2006 - 292 páginas
...as the Grecians held Homer, or the Romans Virgil: He is a perpetual Fountain of good Sense; learn'd in all Sciences; and, therefore speaks properly on...knew what to say, so he knows also when to leave off ... Chaucer follow'd Nature every where, but was never so bold to go beyond her ... He must have been...
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The Just and the Lively: The Literary Criticism of John Dryden

Michael Werth Gelber - 2002 - 342 páginas
...contemporaries and predecessors, Chaucer is one of the most 'original' of poets and one of the most 'inventive'. 'As he knew what to say, so he knows also when to leave off...' He 'followed Nature everywhere; but was never so bold to go beyond her...' 60 Though he occasionally...
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The Major Works

John Dryden - 2003 - 967 páginas
...veneration as the Grecians held Homer, or the Romans Virgi1. He is a perpetual fountain of good sense; learned in all sciences; and therefore speaks properly...excepting Virgil and Horace. One of our late great poets0 is sunk in his reputation because he could never forgive0 any conceit which came in his way,...
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Alexander Pope and His Critics: An essay on the genius and writings of Pope ...

Joseph Warton - 2004 - 432 páginas
...fo he alfo knows where to leave off; a continence, which is praftifed by few writers, and fcarcely by any of the ancients, excepting Virgil and Horace. One of our late great poets is funk in his reputation, becaufe he could never forgive any Conceit that came in his way ; but fwept,...
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