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" Whoever wishes to attain an English style, familiar but not coarse, and elegant but not ostentatious, must give his days and nights to the volumes of Addison. "
The Lives of the English Poets: cowley. Denham. Milton. Butler. Rochester ... - Sivu 387
tekijä(t) Samuel Johnson - 1858
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The Sporting magazine; or Monthly calendar of the transactions of the turf ...

...writings ; following, as he has recorded it, Doctor Johnson's advice, who recommends those " who would attain an English style — familiar but not coarse, and elegant but not ostentatious — to give their days and nights to the volumes of Addison." But Bilton had other points in its favour,...

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

James Boswell - 1799
...Englishman, as to give the intellect no trouble ; yet he Whoever Aetat.41.] BoswelVs projected works. 261 Whoever wishes to attain an English style, familiar...ostentatious, must give his days and nights to the volumes of Addison1.' Though The Rambler was not concluded till the year 1752, I shall, under this year, say all...

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

James Boswell - 1799
...though so easy, familiar, and elegant, to an Englishman, as to give the intellect no trouble ; yet he Whoever wishes to attain an English style, familiar...ostentatious, must give his days and nights to the volumes of Addison'.' Though The Rambler was not concluded till the year 1752, I shall, under this year, say all...

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...ostentatious, must give his days and nights to the volumes of Addison." The faäs in the preceding account are taken from the BiograpAia Britannica. — A. ADELARD,...

The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Comprehending an Account of His Studies ...

James Boswell - 1799
...is never rapid, and he never stagnates. His sentences have neither studied amplitude, nor affected brevity : his periods, though not diligently rounded,...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...

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...ostentatious, must 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 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...ostentatious, must 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...

Select British Classics, Nide 11

1803
...sentences have neither studied amplitude, nor affected brevity : his periods, though not dilligently rounded, are voluble and easy. Whoever wishes to attain...ostentatious, must give his days and nights to the volumes of ADDISON. TO THE RIGHT HONOURABLE JOHN LORD SOMMERS; BARON OF EVESHAM. Mr LORD, I SHOULD not act the...

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

1803
...sentences have neither studied amplitude, nor affected brevity : his periods, though not dilligently rounded, are voluble and easy. Whoever wishes to attain...ostentatious, must give his days and nights to the volumes of ADDISON. TO i . THE RIGHT HONOURABLE JOHN LORD SOMMERS; BARON OF EVESHAM. itr LOUD, I SHOULD not act...

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...




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