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" One day as the king was walking in the Mall, and talking with Dryden, he said, ' If I was a poet, (and I think I am poor enough to be one,) I would write a poem on such a subject in the following manner,' and then gave him the plan for it. "
The Critical and Miscellaneous Prose Works of John Dryden: Now First ... - Page 153
by John Dryden - 1800 - 442 pages
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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
...the Mall, and talking with Dryden, he said, ' If I was a poet, and I 7 Spencc's ANECDOTES. think I im poor enough to be one, I would write a poem on such...MEDAL. Dryden took the hint, carried the poem as soon it was written, to the King, and had a present of hundred broad pieces for it." " This," adds Spence,...
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The Critical and Miscellaneous Prose Works of John Dryden, Now First ...

John Dryden - 1800
...in the Mall, and talking with Dryden, he said, ' If I was a poet, and I ' SpcneeYANECDOTE*, ' ' ., . think I am poor enough to be one, I would write a...following manner.' " He then gave him the plan of THE*MEDAL. Dryden took, the hint, carried the poem as soon as it was written, to the King, and had...
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The Critical and Miscellaneous Prose Works of John Dryden, Now First ...

John Dryden - 1800
...Mall, and talking with Drydcn, he said, ' If I was a poet, and I ' Spcncc's ANECDOTE*. ' . . tKink I am poor enough to be one, I would write a poem on such & subject, in the following manner.' " He then gave him the plan of THB-MEDAL. Dryden took the hint,...
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Characteristic Anecdotes of Men of Learning and Genius: Natives of Great ...

John Watkins - Authors, English - 1808 - 552 pages
...poem of the Medal: " One day as the king was walking in the Mall, and talking with Dryden, he said, " If I was a poet, and I think I am poor enough to be...as it was written to the king, and had a present of one hundred broad pieces for it." His servility to the court was manifested in a remarkable manner,...
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Characteristic Anecdotes of Men of Learning and Genius, Natives of Great ...

John Watkins - Authors, English - 1808 - 552 pages
...poem of the Medal : " One day as the king was walking in the Mall, and talking with Dryden, he said, " If I was a poet, and I think I am poor enough to be...following manner." He then gave him the plan of the the Medal. Dryden took the hint, carried the poem as soon as it was written to the king, and had a...
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The Literary chronicle and weekly review, Volume 2, Issues 33-83

1820
...the king was walking in the Mall, and talking with Dryden, he said, " If I was a poet, (and I think 1 am poor enough to be one,) I would write a poem on such a subject in the following manner," and then gave him the plan for it. Dryden look^ the hint, carried the poem, as soon as it wn» written,...
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Observations, Anecdotes, and Characters, of Books and Men

Joseph Spence - Authors, English - 1820 - 302 pages
...called the. Mjedal. One day as the King was walking in the Mall, and talking with Dryden, he said, " If I was a poet (and I think I am poor enough to be...a poem on such a subject in the following manner, "and then gave him the plan for it. Dryden took the hint, carried the poem as soon as it was written...
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Observations, Anecdotes, and Characters, of Books and Men

Joseph Spence - Authors, English - 1820 - 302 pages
...called the Medal. One day as the King was walking in the Mall, and talking with Dryden, he said, " If I was a poet (and I think I am poor enough to be...would write a poem on such a subject in the following manner,"andthen gave him the plan for it. Dryden took the hint, carried the poem as soon as it was...
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Observations, Anecdotes, and Characters, of Books and Men

Joseph Spence - Authors, English - 1820 - 302 pages
...called the Medal. One day as the King was walking in the Mall, and talking with Dryden, he said, " If I was a poet (and I think I am poor enough to be...would write a poem on such a subject in the following manner,"andthen gave him the plan for it. Dryden took the hint, carried the poem as soon as it was...
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Poetry and Poets: A Collection of the Choicest Anecdotes Relative ..., Volume 3

Richard Ryan - Poetry - 1826 - 305 pages
...called ' The Medal.' " One day, as the King walked in the Mall, and was talking with Dryden, he said, ' If I was a poet, and I think I am poor enough to be...a poem on such a subject, in the following manner ;' and then gave him the plan of it. Dryden took the hint, carried the poem, as soon as it was finished,...
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