Neoclassicism emerged immediately after the restoration in 1660, covering a time span of about 140 years. “Neo” means new. The writers of this age were determined to bring something new, at the same time acquiring or carrying forward some of the classical traits because, they were influenced by the writers of the classic age. They turned especially towards Latin writers for inspiration and guidance. The influence and inspiration is prominently found in the writings of John Dryden and Alexander Pope. They also tried to imitate the French writers. Charles II, when he returned to England after his exile in France, brought new admiration for French literature. The French and Classical models were fused together to form a new type called the heroic play. This type was well represented in Dryden’s Tyrannic Love. Let us now try to grasp something from the above quotation by Alexander Pope. The quote is quite clear in expressing the presence of powerful thoughts in the neoclassic writers, but lacks proper execution. The words were lacking in their expression because their dependence on the classics had made these writers conservative. The Elizabethans were also inspired by the classics but, unlike the neoclassicals, they used the classical concepts liberally and joyously, molding the works according to their will. The school of Pope abandoned freedom altogether and came up with a set of rules based on the style of the classics.