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" One day, as the king was walking in the Mall, and talking with Dryden, he said, "If I was a poet, and I think I am poor enough to be one, I would write a poem on such a subject, in the following manner : " and then gave him the plan for it. "
The life of the first earl of Shaftesbury, by B. Martyn and dr. Kippis, ed ... - Page 304
by Benjamin Martyn - 1836
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The Critical and Miscellaneous Prose Works of John Dryden ..., Volume 1, Part 1

John Dryden - 1800 - 442 pages
...suggested the subject.7 " One day as the King was walking in the Mall, and talking with Dryden, he said, 1 If I was a poet/ and I think I am poor enough to be...poem on such a subject, in the following manner.' " He then gave him the plan of THE MEDAL. Dryden took the hint, carried the poem as soon as it was...
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The Critical and Miscellaneous Prose Works of John Dryden, Now First ...

John Dryden - 1800
...in the Mall, and talking with Dryden, he said, ' If I was a poet, and I ' SpcneeYANECDOTE*, ' ' ., . think I am poor enough to be one, I would write a poem on such a subject, in the following manner.' " He then gave him the plan of THE*MEDAL. Dryden took, the hint, carried the poem as soon as it was...
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The Critical and Miscellaneous Prose Works of John Dryden ..., Volume 1, Issue 1

John Dryden, Edmond Malone - English prose literature - 1800
...the Mall, and talking with Dryden, he said, ' If I was a poet, and I 7 Spencc's ANECDOTES. think I im poor enough to be one, I would write a poem on such a subject, in the following manner.' " He then gave him the plan of THE MEDAL. Dryden took the hint, carried the poem as soon it was written,...
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The Critical and Miscellaneous Prose Works of John Dryden, Now First ...

John Dryden - 1800
...Mall, and talking with Drydcn, he said, ' If I was a poet, and I ' Spcncc's ANECDOTE*. ' . . tKink I am poor enough to be one, I would write a poem on such & subject, in the following manner.' " He then gave him the plan of THB-MEDAL. Dryden took the hint,...
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Characteristic Anecdotes of Men of Learning and Genius: Natives of Great ...

John Watkins - Authors, English - 1808 - 552 pages
...history of the poem of the Medal: " One day as the king was walking in the Mall, and talking with Dryden, he said, " If I was a poet, and I think I am poor...a poem on such a subject in the following manner." He then gave him the plan of the Medal. Dryden took the hint, carried the poem as soon as it was written...
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The Works of John Dryden: Now First Collected in Eighteen Volumes ..., Volume 9

John Dryden - English literature - 1808
...Dryden to write on this theme. " One day as the king was walking in the Mall, and talking with Dryden, he said, ' If I was a poet, and I think I am poor...poem on such a subject, in the following manner.' He then gave him the plan of " The Medal." Dryden took the hint, carried the poem, as soon as it was...
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The Works of John Dryden: Now First Collected ...

John Dryden, Walter Scott - English literature - 1808
...the king was walking in the Mall, and talking with Dryden, he said, ' If I was a poet, and I think 1 am poor enough to be one, I would write a poem on such a subject, in the following manner.' He then gave him the plan of " The Medal." Dryden took the hint, carried the poem, as soon as it was...
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The Literary chronicle and weekly review, Volume 2, Issues 33-83

1820
...the king was walking in the Mall, and talking with Dryden, he said, " If I was a poet, (and I think 1 am poor enough to be one,) I would write a poem on...manner," and then gave him the plan for it. Dryden look^ the hint, carried the poem, as soon as it wn» written, to the king, and had a present of a hundred...
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Observations, Anecdotes, and Characters, of Books and Men

Joseph Spence - Authors, English - 1820 - 302 pages
...writing his poem called the Medal. One day as the King was walking in the Mall, and talking with Dryden, he said, " If I was a poet (and I think I am poor...would write a poem on such a subject in the following manner,"andthen gave him the plan for it. Dryden took the hint, carried the poem as soon as it was...
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Observations, Anecdotes, and Characters, of Books and Men

Joseph Spence - Authors, English - 1820 - 302 pages
...writing his poem called the Medal. One day as the King was walking in the Mall, and talking with Dryden, he said, " If I was a poet (and I think I am poor...would write a poem on such a subject in the following manner,"andthen gave him the plan for it. Dryden took the hint, carried the poem as soon as it was...
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