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" Shadwell alone my perfect image bears, Mature in dulness from his tender years : Shadwell alone, of all my sons, is he. Who stands confirm'd in full stupidity. The rest to some faint meaning make pretence, But Shadwell never deviates into sense. Some... "
The Works of John Dryden: Now First Collected ... - Page 434
by John Dryden, Walter Scott - 1808
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MacFlecknoe: A Poem

John Dryden - 1709 - 16 pages
...in full ftupidity. The reft to fome faint meaning make pretence^ But Sb never deviates into fenfe. Some Beams of Wit on other Souls may fall, Strike through and make a lucid intervall -, • But 5Ä 's genuine night admits no ray, His riling Fogs prevail upon the Day : Befides,...
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The First Part of Miscellany Poems: Containing Variety of New Translations ...

John Dryden - 1716
...full ftupidity. The reft to fome faint meaning make pretence, But Sh never deviates into Senfe. 'ome Beams of Wit on other Souls may fall. ' Strike through, and make a lucid interval : But J4-- -'s genuine night admits noiay His tifing Fogs prevail upon the Day • Voi. L Befides, his goodly...
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The Miscellaneous Works of John Dryden, Esq;: Containing All His Original ...

John Dryden - 1760
...pretence, But .Shadwell never deviates into fenfe. Some beams of wit on other fouls may fall, Strike thro, and make a lucid interval ; But Shadwell's genuine night admits no ray, Kis rifing fogs prevail upon the day. Befides, his goodly fabric fills the eye, And feems defign'd...
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The Miscellaneous Works of John Dryden, Esq: Containing All His Original ...

John Dryden - 1767
...pretence, But Shadwell never deviates into fenfe. Some beams of wit on other fouls may fall, Strike thro', and make a lucid interval; But Shadwell's genuine night admits no ray, His rifmg fogs prevail upon the day. ' Befides, his goodly fabric fills the eye, And feems defign'd for...
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Bell's Edition, Volumes 41-42

John Bell - 1777
...full stupidity : The rest to some faint meaning make pretence, But Shadwell never deviates into sense. Some beams of wit on other souls may fall, Strike through, and make a lucid interval ; Cut ShadwcU's genuine night admits no ray, His rising fogs prevail upon the day. Besides, his goodly...
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The Works of the English Poets: Dryden

Samuel Johnson - 1779
...faint meaning make pretence, But Shadwell never deviates into fenfe. Some beams of wit on other fouls may fall, Strike through, and make a lucid interval...; But Shadwell's genuine night admits no ray, His rifing fogs prevail upon the day. Befides, his goodly fabric fills the eye, And feems defign'd for...
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The works of the English poets. With prefaces, biographical and ..., Volume 19

English poets - 1790
...faint meaning make pretence, But Shadwell nerer deviate; into fenfe. Some beams of wit on other fouls may fall, Strike through, and make a lucid interval...: But Shadwell's genuine night admits no ray, His rifing fogs prevail upon the day. Befides, his goodly fabric fills the eye, And firms defign'd for...
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A Complete Edition of the Poets of Great Britain..: Dryden. Rochester ...

1793
...faint meaning make pretence, But Shadwell never deviates int» fenfe. S: me beams of wit on other fouls may fall, Strike through, and make a lucid interval : But Shadwell's genuine night admin no ray, His rifinj; logs prevail upon the day. Bcftdfs, his goodly fabric filia the eye, And...
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The Works of the British Poets: With Prefaces, Biographical and ..., Volume 6

1795
...meaning make pretence, • But Shadwell never deviates int» fenic Seme beams of wit on other fouls may fall, Strike through, and make a lucid interval : But Shadwell's genuine night admits no ray, 111 rifing fogs prevail upon the day. Betides, his goodly fabric fills the eye, And feems defign'd...
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Bell's Edition: The Poets of Great Britain Complete from Chaucer to ...

1801
...stupidity: The rest to eome faint meaning make pretence, But Shadwell never deviates into sense. to Eome beams of wit on other souls may fall, Strike through,...Besides, his goodly fabric fills the eye, And seems design'd for thoughtless majesty; Q'U Thoughtless as monarch oaks that shade the plain, And, spread...
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