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" What he attempted, he performed ; he is never feeble, and he did not wish to be energetic ; he is never rapid, and he never stagnates. His sentences have neither studied amplitude, nor affected brevity ; his periods, though not diligently rounded, are... "
The Works of the English Poets, from Chaucer to Cowper: Including the Series ... - Sivu 491
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Comprehending an Account of His Studies ...

James Boswell - 1799
...himself : " What he attempted, he performed; he is never feeble, and he did not wish to be energetick; he is never rapid, and he never stagnates. His sentences...attain an English style, familiar but not coarse, and * [When Johnson shewed me a proof-sheet of. the character of Addison, in which he so highly extols...

Life of Johnson: Including Boswell's Journal of a Tour to the ..., Nide 1

James Boswell - 1799
...himself: 'What he attempted, he performed; he is never feeble, and he did not wish to be energetick ; he is never rapid, and he never stagnates. His sentences...though not diligently rounded, are voluble and easy'. ' Works, vii. 473. * When Johnson shewed me a proof-sheet of the character of Addison, in which he...

Boswell's Life of Johnson: Including Boswell's Journal of a Tour of ..., Nide 1

James Boswell - 1799
...himself : ' What he attempted, he performed ; he is never feeble, and he did not wish to be energetick ; he is never rapid, and he never stagnates. His sentences...though not diligently rounded, are voluble and easy*. 1 Works, vii. 473. * When Johnson shewed me a proof-sheet of the character of Addison, in which he...

General Biography: Or, Lives, Critical and Historical, of the Most ..., Nide 1

John Aikin - 1799
...authority few will call in question. " Whoever," says Dr. Johnson, (Lifeof Addison, in the English Poets) " wishes to attain an English style, familiar but not...give his days and nights to the volumes of Addison." The faäs in the preceding account are taken from the BiograpAia Britannica. — A. ADELARD, a Benedictine...

The Critical and Miscellaneous Prose Works of John Dryden, Now First ...

John Dryden - 1800
...intellectual wealth," might be justly aflixed as a motto to the volumes ot Burke. Dr. Johnson has said, that " whoever wishes to attain an English style, familiar...give his days and nights to the volumes of Addison." He who has this object in view, may surely, with equal propriety, be counselled to study the pages...

The Critical and Miscellaneous Prose Works of John Dryden: Now ..., Nide 1,Osa 1

John Dryden - 1800 - 442 sivua
...intellectual wealth," might be justly affixed as a motto to the volumes of Burke. Dr. Johnson has said, that " whoever wishes to attain an English style, familiar...give his days and nights to the volumes of Addison." He who has this object in view, may surely, with equal propriety, be counselled to study the pages...

The Spectator: In Eight Volumes. : Vol. I[-VIII].

1803
...Anglicism. What he attempted, he performed ; he is never feeble, and he did not wish to be energetic ; he is never rapid, and he never stagnates. His sentences...amplitude, nor affected brevity : his periods, though not dilligently rounded, are voluble and easy. Whoever wishes to attain an English style, familiar but...

The minstrel: in two books: with some other poems. To which are now added ...

James Hay Beattie - 1803
...lavished the honours of literary applause more liberally than on you ? Have I not said, that " who" ever wishes to attain an English style, familiar but "...elegant but not ostentatious, must " give his days and his nights to the volumes of Ad" dison f" ADDISON. You have indeed bestowed on me greater praise than...

Select British Classics, Nide 11

1803
...attempted, he performed ; he is never feeble, and he did not wish to be energetic ; he is never rapifl, and he never stagnates. His sentences have neither...amplitude, nor affected brevity : his periods, though not dilligently rounded, are voluble and easy. Whoever wishes to attain an English style, familiar but...




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