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" Absalom is, in my opinion, worth the whole poem: it is not bloody, but it is ridiculous enough; and he, for whom it was intended, was too witty to resent it as an injury. "
The satires of Decimus Junius Juvenalis, tr. into Engl. verse, by mr. Dryden ... - Sida lxxxviii
efter Juvenal - 1726
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Dryden: Stanzas on the Death of Oliver Cromwell ; Astraea Redux ; Annus ...

John Dryden - 1901 - 311 sidor
...: ' The character of " Zimri " is, in my opinion, worth the whole poem. It is not bloody, but it is ridiculous enough, and he for whom it was intended was too witty to resent it as an injury. ... I avoided the mention of great crimes, and applied myself to the representing...
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The Rehearsal: First Acted 7 Dec. 1671

George Villiers Duke of Buckingham - 1902 - 136 sidor
...the Reader wou'd be kind enough t* think it belongs to me. The Character of Zimri in my Absalom, is, in my Opinion, worth the whole Poem : 'Tis not bloody,...And he for whom it was intended, was too witty to resent it as an injury. If I had rail'd, I might have sufier'd for it justly: But I manag'd my own...
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Among my books

James Russell Lowell - 1904
...character of Zimri in my * Absalom ' is, in my opinion, worth the whole poem. It is not bloody, but it is ridiculous enough, and he for whom it was intended was too witty to resent it as an injury. ... I avoided the mention of great crimes, and applied myself to the representing...
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English Poems: The restoration and the eighteenth century (1660-1800)

Walter Cochrane Bronson - 1908
...character of Zimri, in my 'Absalom,' is, in my opinion, worth the whole poem; it is not bloody, but it is ridiculous enough; and he for whom it was intended was too witty to resent it as an injury. If I had railed, I might have suffered for it justly; but I managed my own...
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The Poetical Works of John Dryden

John Dryden - 1909 - 1056 sidor
...belongs to me. The character of Zimri in my Absalom is, in my opinion, worth the whole poem: 't is not bloody, but 'tis ridiculous enough; and he for whom it was intended was too witty to resent it as an injury. If I had rail'd, I might have suffer'd for it justly; but I manag'd my own...
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The Art of Versification

Joseph Berg Esenwein, Mary Eleanor Roberts - 1913 - 311 sidor
...Buckingham. "The character ... is not bloody," says Dryden himself in his " Discourse on Satire," "but it is ridiculous enough, and he for whom it was intended was too witty to resent it as an injury." One of the passages which holds the Duke up to ridicule is this lampoon, which...
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A Book of English Literature, Volym 1

Franklyn Bliss Snyder, Robert Grant Martin - 1916 - 889 sidor
...his Discourse Concerning Satire Dryden afterwards wrote: " The character of Zimri in my Absalom is, in my opinion, worth the whole poem: 'tis not bloody,...enough; and he for whom it was intended was too witty to resent it as an injury." 585. Shimei. Slingsby Bethel, whom the Whigs had elected one of the two Sheriffs...
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The Poetry of John Dryden

Mark Van Doren - 1920 - 361 sidor
...character of Zimri in my Absalom is, in my opinion, worth the whole poem: it is not bloody, but it is ridiculous enough; and he, for whom it was intended, was too witty to resent it as an injury. If I had railed, I might have suffered for it justly; but I managed my own...
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A Critical History of English Literature, Vol. 3, Volym 3

David Daiches - 1979 - 319 sidor
...character of Zimri in my Absalom is, in my opinion, worth the whole poem: it is not bloody, but it is ridiculous enough: and he for whom it was intended was too witty to resent it as an injury. If I had railed, I might have suffered for it justly : but I managed my o\vn...
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The Cambridge History of Literary Criticism: Volume 4, The Eighteenth Century

George Alexander Kennedy, H. B. Nisbet, Claude Rawson, Raman Selden - 1989 - 970 sidor
...the reader would be kind enough to think it belongs to me. The character of Zimri in my Absalom is, in my opinion, worth the whole poem: 'tis not bloody, but 'tis ridiculous enough. (Dryden, Of Dramatic Poesy, II, pp. 136-7) By this token he is now not so sure of Horace's primacy:...
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