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" What was said of Rome, adorned by Augustus, may be applied by an easy metaphor to English poetry embellished by Dryden, " lateritiam invenit, marmoream reliquit." He found it brick, and he left it marble. "
The Quarterly Review - Page 290
1878
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Prefaces, Biographical and Critical, to the Works of the English Poets, 3. köide

Samuel Johnson - 1779
...Rome, x 4 adorned adorned by Auguftus, may be applied by an eafy metaphor to Englifh poetry embellifhed by Dryden, lateritiam invenit, marmoream reliquit, he found it brick, and he left it marble. THE invocation before the Georgicks is here inferted from Mr. Milbourne's verfion, that, according...
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The Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets;: Dryden. Smith. Duke. King ...

Samuel Johnson - 1781 - 503 lehte
...faid of Rome, adorned by Auguftus, may be applied by an eafy metaphor to Englifh poetry embellifhed by Dryden, lateritiam invenit, marmoream reliquit, he found it brick, and he left it marble. THE invocation before the Georgicks is here inferted from Mr. Milbourne's verfion, that, according...
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The Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets;: With Critical ..., 2. köide

Samuel Johnson - 1783
...by Auguftus, may be applied by an eafy metaphor to Englifti poetry embellifhed by Dryden, lateritlam invenit, marmoream reliquit, he found it brick, and he left it marble. • j9o THE invocation before the Georgicks is here inferted from Mr. Milbourne's verfion, that, according...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson.LL.D..: The lives of the English poets

Samuel Johnson - 1792
...faid of Rome, adorned by Auguftus, may be applied by an eafy metaphor to EngliJh poetry embellifhed by Dryden, " lateritiam invenit, marmoream reliquit." He found it brick and he left it marble. The invocation before the Georgicks is here inferted from Mr. Milbourne's verfion, that, according...
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The Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets: Dryden. Smith. Duke. King ...

Samuel Johnson - 1794
...faid of Rome, adorned by Auguftus, may be applied by an eafy metaphor to Englifh poetry embellifhed by Dryden, " lateritiam invenit, marmoream reliquit," He found it brick, and he left it marble.v~-v THE) <— • •**'^ THE invocation before the Georgicks is here inferted from Mr. Melbourne's...
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The Lives of the English Poets: and a Criticism of Their Work

Samuel Johnson - 1795 - 536 lehte
...of Rome, adorned by Auguftus, may be applied by an eafy metaphor phorto Englifh poetry embellifhed by Dryden, lateritiam invenit, marmoream reliquit, he found it brick, and he left it marble. THE invocation before the Georgicks is here inferted from Mr. Milbourne's verfion, that, according...
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Lives of English poets

Samuel Johnson - 1801
...faid of Rome, adorned by Auguftus, may be applied by an eafy metaphor to Englifh poetry embellifhed by Dryden, " lateritiam invenit, marmoream reliquit." He found it brick, and he left it marble. The invocation before the Georgicks is here inferted from Mr. Milbourne's verfion, that, according...
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The works of the poets of Great Britain and Ireland. With prefaces ..., 1. köide

Great Britain - 1804
...the first who joined argument with poetry. He shewed us the true bounds of a translator's liberty. What was said of Rome, adorned by Augustus, may be...metaphor to English poetry embellished by Dryden, " late" ritiam invenit, marmoream veliquit." He found it brick, and he left it marble. THE invocation...
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The Lives of the Most Celebrated English Poets, with Criticisms. Extracted ...

Samuel Johnson - 1805 - 312 lehte
...us that it was possible to reason in rhyme. He shewed us the true bounds of a translator's liberty. What was said of Rome adorned by Augustus may be applied...reliquit; he found it brick, and he left it marble. DENHAM \VAS born at Dublin in 1615, the only son of Sir John Denham, of Little Horsely in Essex, then...
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The works of Samuel Johnson, 9. köide

Samuel Johnson - 1806
...faid of Rome, adorned by Auguftus, may be applied by an eafy metaphor to Englifh poetry embellifhed by Dryden, " lateritiam invenit, marmoream reliquit." He found it brick, and he left it marble. The invocation before the Georgicks is here inferred from Mr. Milbourne's verfion, that, according...
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