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" To judge rightly of an author, we must transport ourselves to his time, and examine what were the wants of his contemporaries, and what were his means of supplying them. "
The Critical and Miscellaneous Prose Works of John Dryden, Now First ... - Page x
by John Dryden - 1800
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Prefaces, Biographical and Critical, to the Works of the English Poets, Volume 3

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1779
...rife from the field which it refrefhes. To judge rightly of an author, we muft tranfport ourfelves to his time,. and examine what were the wants of his contemporaries, and what were his means of fupplying them. That which is eafy at one time was difficult at another. Dryden at leaft imported his...
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The Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets;: Dryden. Smith. Duke. King ...

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1781 - 503 pages
...rife from the field which it refrefhes. To judge rightly of an author, we muft tranfport ourfelves to his time, and examine what were the wants of his contemporaries, and what were his means of fupplying them. That which is eafy at one time was difficult at another. Dryden at leaft imported his...
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The lives of the most eminent English poets

Samuel Johnson, John Hawkins - 1787
...rife from the field which it refrefhes. { To judge rightly of an author, we muft tranfport ourfelves to his time, and examine what were the wants of his contemporaries, and what were his means of fupplying them. That which is eafy at one time was difficult at another. Dryden at leaft imported his...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: The lives of the most eminent English poets

Samuel Johnson, John Hawkins - English literature - 1787
...rife from the field which it refrefhes. To judge .rightly of an author, we muft tranfpojt ourfelves to his time, and examine what were the wants of his contemporaries, arfd what were his means of fupplying them. That which is eafy at one time was difficult at another....
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The works of the English poets. With prefaces, biographical and ..., Volume 2

English poets - 1790
...rife from the field which it refrefhes. To judge rightly of an author, we muft tranfport ourfelves to his time, and examine what were the wants of his contemporaries, and what were his means of fupplying them. That which is eafy at one time was difficult at another. Dryden at leaft imported his...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson.LL.D..: The lives of the English poets

Samuel Johnson - 1792
...rife from the field which it refrefiies. To judge rightly of an author, we muft tranfport ourfelves to his time, and examine what were the wants of his contemporaries, and what were his means of fupplying them. That which is eafy at one time was difficult at another. Dryden at leaft imported his...
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The Critical and Miscellaneous Prose Works of John Dryden ..., Volume 1, Issue 1

John Dryden, Edmond Malone - English prose literature - 1800
...learning ; it has the appearance of something which we have bestowed upon X ADVERTISEMENT. t ourselves, as the dew appears to rise from the field which it...science, and gave his country what it wanted before ; or rather, he imported only the materials, and manufactured them by his own skill. " The Dialogue...
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The Critical and Miscellaneous Prose Works of John Dryden ..., Volume 1, Part 1

John Dryden - 1800 - 442 pages
...popular is no longer learning ; it has the appearance of something which we have bestowed upon ourselves, as the dew appears to rise from the field which it...science, and gave his country what it wanted before ; or rather, he imported only the materials, and manufactured them by his own skill. " The Dialogue...
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Lives of English poets

Samuel Johnson - 1801
...rife from the field which it refrefhes. To judge rightly of an author, we muft tranfport burfelves to his time, and examine what were the wants of his contemporaries, and what were his means of lupplying them. That which is eafy at one time was difficult at another. Dryden at leaft imported his...
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The Beauties of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Consisting of Maxims and Observations ...

Samuel Johnson - 1804 - 394 pages
...names, which, kit to themselves, would vanish from remembrance. Ibid. To judge rightly of an author, we must transport ourselves to his time, and examine...which is easy at one time, was difficult at another. Ibid. It is not easy for any man to write upon literature, or common life, so as not to make himself...
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