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" Tis resolved, for Nature pleads that he Should only rule who most resembles me. Shadwell alone my perfect image bears, Mature in dulness from his tender years ; Shadwell alone of all my sons is he Who stands confirmed in full stupidity. The rest to some... "
The Literature of Society - Page 40
by Mrs. A. T. Thomson - 1862
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Bell's Edition, Volumes 41-42

John Bell - English poetry - 1777 - 644 pages
...Mature in dullness 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...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...
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Bell's Classical Arrangement of Fugitive Poetry ..., Volumes 16-18

John Bell - English poetry - 1794 - 574 pages
...spleen." Nothing can be falser than the idea intended to be conveyed in the following couplet : " Others to some faint meaning make pretence, But Shadwell never deviates into sense." Mr. Shadwell was far inferior to Dryden ; but Shadwell did not write nonsense. Many of his couxdies...
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The Tatler, Volume 1

English essays - 1803 - 410 pages
...Shadwell, of which he has given proof in his bitterest satire called Mac-Fleckno, where he says, " Others to some faint meaning make pretence, " But Shadwell never deviates into sense." Yet all \ve learn hence is, that a satirist never pays the least regard to truth when it interferes...
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Poetical Works

John Dryden - 1808 - 382 pages
...dulness from his tender years ; Shadwell alone, of all my sons, is he Who stands confirm'd in lull stupidity : The rest to some faint meaning make pretence,...Some beams of wit on other souls may fall, Strike through, and make a lucid interval ; But Shadwell's genuine night admits no lay, His rising fogs prevail...
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Poétique anglaise, Volume 1

Albin-Joseph-Ulpien Hennet - English poetry - 1806 - 360 pages
...alone of all my sons, was he Who stands confirm'd in full stupidityThe rest to some faint meaning may pretence, But Shadwell never deviates into sense ; Some beams of wit on other souls may fall, Strike through, and make a lucid interval ; But Shadwell's genuine night admits no ray, His rising fogs prevail...
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A Biographical History of England, from the Revolution to the End ..., Volume 1

Mark Noble - Great Britain - 1806 - 424 pages
...question, though his abilities have been so often contemned. Dryden, lashing him, says — " Others to some faint meaning make pretence, " But Shadwell never deviates into sense-." When the lord chamberlain was asked why he did not give the poet's crown to a superior genius, he replied,...
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The poets of Great Britain complete from Chaucer to Churchill, Volume 21

John Bell - 1807 - 458 pages
...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...pretence, But Shadwell never deviates into sense. SO Some beams of wit on other souls may fall. Strike through, and make a lucid interval : But Shadwell's...
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The Works of John Dryden,: Religio laici, or a Layman's Faith, an epistle ...

John Dryden, Walter Scott - 1808 - 472 pages
...most resembles me. Shadwell alone my perfect image bears, Mature in dulness from his tender years ; f Shadwell alone, of all my sons, is he, Who stands...pretence, But Shadwell never deviates into sense; • Note I. t Not* II. VOL, X. 2 E Some beams of wit on other souls may fall, Strike through, and make...
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The Works of John Dryden: Now First Collected ...

John Dryden, Walter Scott - English literature - 1808 - 474 pages
...resembles me. Shadwell alone my perfect image bears, Mature in dulness from his tender years ; "j" Shadwell alone, of all my sons, is he, Who stands...make pretence, But Shadwell never deviates into sense ; * Note I. t Note II. VOL, x. % E Some beams of wit on other souls may fall, Strike through, and make...
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The Works of John Dryden: Now First Collected in Eighteen Volumes ..., Volume 10

John Dryden - English literature - 1808 - 480 pages
...resembles me. Shadwell alone my perfect image bears, Mature in dulness from his tender years ; '(" Shadwell alone, of all my sons, is he, Who stands...pretence, But Shadwell never deviates into sense; * Note I. t N°te 1 1. VOL, X. 2 E Some beams of wit on other souls may fall, Strike through, and make...
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