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" Our age was cultivated thus at length ; But what we gain'd in skill we lost in strength. "
Bell's British Theatre,: Consisting of the Most Esteemed English Plays ... - Pagina 7
1777
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Poets on Poets

Lady Jane Maria Grant Strachey, Lady Strachey (Jane Maria) - 1894 - 324 pagina’s
...Wycherly. Tuned us to manners, when the stage was rude ; And boisterous English wit with art indued. Our age was cultivated thus at length ; But what we gain'd in skill we lost in strength. Our builders were with want of genius cursed ; The second temple was not...
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Strong Presidents: A Theory of Leadership

Philip Abbott - 1996 - 281 pagina’s
...feel the anxiety of influence with agonizing acuteness, epitomized by Dryden's poem of self-criticism: "Our Age was cultivated thus at length / But what we gain'd in skill we lost in strength, / Our builders were, with want of Genius curst; / The Second Temple was...
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The Age of Elizabeth in the Age of Johnson

Jack Lynch, John T. Lynch - 2003 - 224 pagina’s
...Wit; Theirs was the Gyant Race, before the Flood; And thus, when Charles Return 'd, our Empire stood. Our Age was cultivated thus at length; But what we gain'd in skill we lost in strength. Our Builders were, with want of Genius, curst; The second Temple was not...
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Enchanted Ground: Reimagining John Dryden

William Andrews Clark Memorial Library Staff, William Andrews Clark Memorial Library, University of California, Los Angeles. Center for 17th- & 18th- Century Studies, University of California, Los Angeles, Center for 17th- & 18th- Century Studies Staff - 2004 - 344 pagina’s
...not yet arrived; it will arrive only when Congreve appears, later in the poem. Dryden has to back up: Our Age was cultivated thus at length; But what we gain'd in skill we lost in strength. Our Builders were, with want of Genius, curst; The second Temple was not...
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Medievalism: The Middle Ages in Modern England

Michael Alexander - 2007 - 306 pagina’s
...Civil War and Interregnum had drowned the Giants: there would be no more Shakespeares and Jonsons. 'Our Age was cultivated thus at length;/ But what we gain'd in skill we lost in strength.'10 Alexander Pope's Essay on Criticism and Essay on Man both assume that...
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Aldous Huxley Annual: A Journal of Twentieth-Century Thought and Beyond

Jerome Meckier, Bernfried Nugel - 2006 - 232 pagina’s
...with force of Arms, and dint of Wit; Theirs was the Gyant Race before the Rood; whereas Dryden adds: Our Age was cultivated thus at length; But what we gain'd in skill we lost in strength. Quoted in W. Jackson Bate, The Burden of the Past and the English Poet (New...
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