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" In the first place, as he is the father of English poetry, so I hold him in the same degree of veneration as the Grecians held Homer or the Romans Virgil... "
The Works of the English Poets: With Prefaces, Biographical and Critical - Page 26
edited by - 1779
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Fables Antient and Modern: Translated Into Verse from Homer, Ovid, Boccace ...

John Dryden - 1713 - 614 pages
...remains that I fay fomewhat of Chaucer in particular. In the firft place, As he is the Father of Engli/b Poetry, fo I hold him in the fame Degree of Veneration...Romans Virgil : He is a perpetual Fountain of good Scnfe j leanVd in all Sciences; and therefore fpeaks properly on all Subjects : As he knew what to...
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The Miscellaneous Works: Containing All His Original Poems, Tales ..., Volume 3

John Dryden - 1760 - 526 pages
...particular. . In the firft place, as he is the father of Englifh poetry, fo 1 hold him in the lame degree of veneration as the Grecians held Homer, or...all fciences ; and therefore fpeaks properly on all fubjects : as he knew what to fay, fo he knows alfo when to leave off, a continence which is practifed...
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A new and general biographical dictionary, Volume 3

New and general biographical dictionary - 1761 - 600 pages
...ever hath written in any tongue." " As Chaucer is the father of Lnglifh poetry," fays mr. Dryden, " fo I hold him in the fame degree of veneration, "...a perpetual fountain of good fenfe, learned in all kiences," and therefore fpeaks properly on all fubjcets ; as he knew " wh.it to fay, fo he knew...
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A New and General Biographical Dictionary: Containing an ..., Volume 3

1761 - 614 pages
...thro 5 feveral other publick pofts. " As Chaucer is the father of Englifh poetry," fays rnr. Dryden, " fo I hold him in the fame degree of veneration, "...Romans Virgil: he is " a perpetual fountain of good lenfe, learned in all fdcnccs, " and therefore fpeaks properly on nil fubjefts; as he knew " what...
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British Biography; Or, An Accurate and Impartial Account of the Lives and ...

Joseph Towers - 1773 - 498 pages
...was Qtiot only a great poet, but an admirable critic. " As Chaucer (fays he) is the Father of Engliih poetry, fo I hold him in the fame degree of veneration...Romans Virgil : he is a perpetual fountain of good fcnfe, learned in all fciences, and therefore fpeaks properly on all fubjefts ; as he knew what to...
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Bell's Edition: The Poets of Great Britain Complete from Chaucer to ...

John Bell - 1782 - 552 pages
...fet it a running. jW. Drydfri in the preface to his fables, As he [Chaucer] is the Fatherof Englilh poetry, fo I hold him in the fame degree of veneration as the Grecians held Homer or tht Romans Virjiil : he is a pcrjH'tual fountain of good fenfe, learned in all fcitnces, nnd therefore...
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Bell's Edition: The Poets of Great Britain Complete from Chaucer to ...

John Bell - 1782 - 482 pages
...preface to i;'j Fallci. As he [Chaucer] is the Father nf Englifh poetry, fo I hold him in the Came degree of veneration as the Grecians held Homer or the Romans Virgil : he is a perjn-tual fountain of good fenfe, learned in all fciences, and therefore fpeaks properly on all fubjecls:...
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The works of the English poets. With prefaces, biographical and ..., Volume 20

English poets - 1790 - 352 pages
...with the defign northedifpofition of it; becaufe the defign was not their own ; and in the difpofing of it they were equal. It remains that I fay fomewhat...all fciences; and therefore fpeaks properly on all fubjects: as he knew what to fay, fo he knows alfo when to leave off; a continence which is practifed...
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A Complete Edition of the Poets of Great Britain..: Dryden. Rochester ...

1793 - 806 pages
...that i fay fomtwliat ol Ch^ixcr in particular. ki the flrft place, a he is the father of En^lift poetry, fo I hold him in the fame degree of veneration as the Grecians held H.'miei, or the Rom .11 Virgil : he a perpetual fountain of goeid fenle; learned in all fcienccs;...
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A New and General Biographical Dictionary: Containing an ... Account of the ...

1795 - 408 pages
...that ever hath written in any tongue." " As Chaucer is the father of Englifh poetry," fays Dryden, " fo I hold him in the fame degree of veneration as the Grecians held Homer, or the Rorruns Virgil : he is a perpetual fountain of good fenfe, learned in all fciences, and therefore fpeaks...
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