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" I have often endeavoured to establish a friendship among all men of genius, and would fain have it done : they are seldom above three or four contemporaries, and if they could be united, would drive the world before them. "
The Works of Alexander Pope, Esq: In Nine Volumes Complete, with His Last ... - Pagina 50
door Alexander Pope - 1760
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The Works of Alexander Pope, Volume 7

Alexander Pope - 1871 - 10 pagina’s
...united, would drive the world before them.1 I think it was so among the poets in the time of Augustus ; but envy, and party, and pride, have hindered it among...I do not include the subalterns, of which you are seldom without a large tribe. Under the name of poets and scribblers I suppose you mean the fools you...
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The Works, Volume 16

Jonathan Swift - 1883
...and would fain have it done : they are seldom above three or four contemporaries, and if they would be united, would drive the world before them. I think it was so among the poets in the time of Augustus : but envy, and party, and pride, have hindered it among...
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The Works of Jonathan Swift: Containing Additional Letters, Tracts, and ...

Jonathan Swift - 1883
...and would fain have it done : they are seldom above three or four contemporaries, and if they would be united, would drive the world before them. I think it was so among the poets in the time of Augustus : but envy, and party, and pride, have hindered it among...
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The Works of Jonathan Swift ... Containing Additional Letters, Tracts, and ...

Jonathan Swift, Walter Scott - 1883
...and would fain have it done : they are seldom above three or four contemporaries, and if they would be united, would drive the world before them. I think it was so among the poets in the time of Augustus : but envy, and party, and pride, have hindered it among...
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Literary Studies

Charles Whibley - 1919 - 370 pagina’s
...all men of genius, and would fain have it done. They are seldom above three or four contemporaries, and if they could be united would drive the world before them. I think it was so among the poets in the time of Augustus, but envy, party, and pride have hindered it among us.'...
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Essays from the Rambler, Adventurer, and Idler

Samuel Johnson - 1968 - 364 pagina’s
...all men of genius, and would fain have it done. They are seldom above three or four contemporaries, and if they could be united, would drive the world before them." Letter to Pope, 2o Sept., 1723 (Correspondence, ed. Ball, 111.175). bodies which constitute the universe,...
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Gibbon's Solitude: The Inward World of the Historian

W. B. Carnochan - 1987 - 225 pagina’s
...among all Men of Genius, and would fain have it done, they are seldom above three or four Cotemporaries and if they could be united would drive the world before them" (The Correspondence of Jonathan Swift, ed. Harold Williams [Oxford, 1963-65], II, 465). 3. Irvin Ehrenpreis's...
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Manner of Correspondence: A Study of the Scriblerus Club

Patricia C. Brückmann - 1997 - 184 pagina’s
...among all Men of Genius, and would fain have it done. They are seldom above three or four Cotemporaries and if they could be united would drive the World before them" (20 Sept. 1723, 2.465). This passage, sometimes thought affirmatively cheerful, comes in fact from...
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Empire of Letters: Letter Manuals and Transatlantic Correspondence, 1680-1820

Eve Tavor Bannet - 2005 - 347 pagina’s
...all Men of Genius, and would fain have done it: they are seldom above three or four Contemporaries, and if they could be united, would drive the World before them. I think it was so among the Poets in the Time of Augustus; but Envy and Party, and Pride, have hindered it among us....
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The Cambridge Companion to Alexander Pope

Pat Rogers - 2007
...all Men of Genius, and would fain have it done. They are seldom above three or four Contemporaries and, if they could be united, would drive the world before them. (Con, n, p. 199) For Pope the desire to establish around himself a circle of virtuous men, to correspond...
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