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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
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The Biographical Magazine, Volume 1

1819 - 404 pages
...Caxton to the present age. Dryden says of him, " As the father of English poetry, I hold him in the same degree of veneration as the Grecians held Homer, or...Romans Virgil. He is a perpetual fountain of good sense ; learned in all sciences, and therefore speaks properly on all occasions." By his wife Philippa...
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The Works of John Dryden: Now First Collected in Eighteen Volumes, Volume 11

John Dryden, Walter Scott - 1821 - 504 pages
...in particular. In the first place, as he is the father of English poetry, so 1 hold him in the same degree of veneration as the Grecians held Homer, or...Romans Virgil. He is a perpetual fountain of good sense ; learned in all sciences ; and, therefore, speaks properly on all subjects. As he knew what...
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The cabinet of portraits, with biographical sketches, by Robert Scott

James Robins - 1823 - 122 pages
...observes that Chaucer was the first English poet who wrote poetically ; and Dryden holds him in the same degree of veneration as the Grecians held Homer, or the Romans Virgil. W. Jw. :\ujidbi i nv I Kobins & C. I Jjtyi tf'.'.'î ERASMUS DARWIN, MDFRS EHASMUS...
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The Philomathic journal, Volume 1

Philomathic institution - 1824 - 522 pages
...poems themselves. Dryden remarks, " As he was the father of English poetry, so I hold him, in the same degree of veneration, as the Grecians held Homer, or the Romans, Virgil. He has a perpetual fountain of good sense, learned in all sciences, and therefore speaks properly on all...
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A Universal Biography: 2d series. From the birth of Christ to the reformation

John Platts - 1825 - 562 pages
...time he wrote. " As he is the father of English poetry," says Mr. Dryilen, " so I hold him in the same degree of veneration as the Grecians held Homer, or...Romans Virgil. 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,...
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The Spirit of the Age: Or, Contemporary Portraits ...

William Hazlitt - 1902 - 558 pages
...observes, that Chaucer was the first English poet who wrote poetically ; and Dryden holds him in the same degree of veneration, as the Grecians held Homer, or the Romans Virgil. MlCHEL-ANGE BUONAROTA . I GRAY. THOMAS GRAY, who has been characterised as the British Pindar, wag...
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The Monuments and Genii of St.Paul's and Westminster Abbey: Comprising Naval ...

George Lewis Smyth - 1826 - 1042 pages
...for . the following extracts : " As he is the Father of English Poetry, so I hold him in the same degree of veneration as the Grecians held Homer, or...Romans Virgil : he is a perpetual fountain of good sense, learned in all sciences, That the is sent, receve in buxomenesse ; The wrastlyng of this worlde...
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The Monuments and Genii of St. Paul's Cathedral, and of ..., Volume 1

George Lewis Smyth - 1826 - 556 pages
...for the following extracts : " As he is the Father of English Poetry, so I hold him in the same degree of veneration as the Grecians held Homer, or...Romans Virgil : he is a perpetual fountain of good sense, learned in all sciences, That the is sent, receve in buxomenesse ; The wrastlyng of this worlde...
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English Synonymes: With Copious Illustrations and Explanations, Drawn from ...

George Crabb - 1826 - 768 pages
...abhorrence, or we hold it sacred ; ' As Chaucer 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.' DRYDEN. We maintain or support truth or error ; we maintain an influence over ourselves, or maintain...
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A London Encyclopaedia, Or Universal Dictionary of Science, Art ..., Volume 11

Thomas Curtis - 1829 - 806 pages
...fear not winter's cold. Fairfax. As Chaucer 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. Dry den. Ye Latían James, if any here, Hold your unhappy queen Amata dear ! Id. Hold such in reputation....
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