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John Dryden (1631–1700), English poet and dramatist, author of "An Essay of Dramatick Poesie" (1668) and "All for Love" (1678).

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What's Samuel Johnson truly saying about Dryden and Pope?

Samuel Johnson wrote the following comparison between Dryden and Pope: Pope had perhaps the judgment of Dryden; but Dryden certainly wanted the diligence of Pope. In acquired knowledge the ...