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The Critical and Miscellaneous Prose Works of John Dryden, Now First Collected Volume 1, PT. 2; With Notes and Illustrations; An Account of the Life and Writings of the Author, Grounded on Original and Authentick Documents; And a Collection of His Letters


This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1800 edition. Excerpt: ...resulting from it, which are handled in the Preface to The Rival Ladiies., will yet stand good. As for that place of Aristotle, where he says, plays should be writ in that kind of verse which is nearest prose, it makes little for you; blank verse being properly but measured prose. Now measure alone, in any ...

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