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The Critical and Miscellaneous Prose Works of John Dryden, Now First ... - Page 481
by John Dryden - 1800
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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
...celebrated Wits of that time, who used to resort thither. The second time that ever I was there, Mr. Dryden was speaking of his own things, as he frequently did,...' If any thing of mine is good, (says he,) 'tis my MAC-FLECKNOB ; and I value myself the more on it, because 'tis the first piece of ridicule Francis...
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The Critical and Miscellaneous Prose Works of John Dryden ..., Volume 1, Part 1

John Dryden - 1800 - 442 pages
...celebrated Wits of that time, who used to resort thither. The second time that ever I was there, Mr. Dryden was speaking of his own things, as he frequently did, especially of such as had been lately published. 1 If any thing of mine is good, (says he,) 'tis my MAC-FLECKNOE ; and I value myself the more on it,...
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The Edinburgh Review: Or Critical Journal, Volume 33

1820
...celebrated wits of that time, who then resorted thither. The second time that ever I was there, Mr Dryden was speaking of his own things, as he frequently did,..." If any thing of mine is good, " says he, " 'tis Mac-Fleeno ; and I value myself the more upon it, because it is the first piece of ridicule written...
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The Works of John Dryden: Now First Collected ...

John Dryden, Walter Scott - English literature - 1808
...celebrated wits of that time, who used to resort thither. The second time that ever I was there, Mr Dryden was speaking of his own things, as he frequently did,...Mac-Flecknoe; and I value myself the more on it, because it is the first piece of ridicule written in heroics.' Lockier overhearing this, plucked up his spirit...
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Observations, Anecdotes, and Characters, of Books and Men

Joseph Spence - Authors, English - 1820 - 302 pages
...celebrated wits of that time, who used to resort thither. The second time that ever I was there, Mr. Dryden was speaking of his own things, as he frequently did,...published. " If any thing of mine is good," says he, " it is my Mac-Fleckno ; and I shall value myself the more on it, because it is the first piece of...
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Observations, Anecdotes, and Characters, of Books and Men

Joseph Spence - Authors, English - 1820 - 302 pages
...celebrated wits of that time, who used to resort thither. The second time that ever I was there, Mr. Dryden was speaking of his own things, as he frequently did,...published. " If any thing of mine is good," says he, " it is my Mac-Fleckno ; and I shall value myself the more on it, because it is the first piece of...
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The Works of John Dryden: Now First Collected in Eighteen Volumes, Volume 1

John Dryden, Walter Scott - English literature - 1821
...But this is The second time that ever I was there, Mr Dry den was speak* ing of his own things, ag he frequently did, especially of such as had been lately published. ' If any thing of mine is good,' saya he, ' 'tis my Mac-Flecknoe ; and I value myself the more on it, because it is the first piece...
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Memoirs of John Dryden

Walter Scott - 1826 - 277 pages
...celebrated wits of that time, who used to resort thither. The second time that ever I was there, Mr Dryden was speaking of his own things, as he frequently did,...published. ' If any thing of mine is good,' says he, ' 't is my Mac-Flecknoe ; and I value myself the more on it, because it is the first piece of ridicule...
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Memoirs of John Dryden, Volumes 1-2

Walter Scott - 1826
...celebrated wits of that time, who used to resort thither. The second time that ever I was there, Mr Dryden was speaking of his own things, as he frequently did,...published. 'If any thing of mine is good,' says he, ''t is my Mac-Flecknoe ; and I value myself the more on it, because it is the first piece of ridicule...
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Poetry and Poets: A Collection of the Choicest Anecdotes Relative ..., Volume 3

Richard Ryan - Poetry - 1826 - 305 pages
...celebrated wits of that time,, who then resorted thither. The second time that I was ever there, Mr. Dryden was speaking of his own things, as he frequently did, especially of such as had lately been published. ' If any thing of mine is good,' sayslie, ' 'tis ' Mac Flecno ;' and I value...
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