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" It was apparently his principal endeavour to avoid all harshness and severity of diction ; he is therefore sometimes verbose in his transitions and connections, and sometimes descends too much to the language of conversation ; yet if his language had... "
The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: Lives of the poets - Page 144
by Samuel Johnson - 1837
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The Spectator ...

Joseph Addison, Sir Richard Steele - 1803
...diction, he is therelore sometimes verbose in his transitions and connections, and sometimes descends too much to the language of conversation ; yet if his...studied amplitude, nor affected brevity : his periods, though not dilligently rounded, are voluble and easy. Whoever wishes to attain an English style, familiar...
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Select British Classics, Volume 11

English literature - 1803
...diction, he is theretore sometimes verbose in his transitions and connections, and sometimes descends too much to the language of conversation ; yet if his...and he did not wish to be energetic ; he is never rapifl, and he never stagnates. His sentences have neither studied amplitude, nor affected brevity...
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The works of the poets of Great Britain and Ireland. With prefaces ...

Great Britain - 1804
...; he is therefore s metimes verbose in hi-j transitions and connections, and sometimes descends too much to the language of conversation • yet if his...somewhat of its genuine Anglicism. What he attempted, he - T t 2 performed; performed; he is never feeble, and he did not wish to be energetick ; he is never...
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Essays Biographical, Critical, and Historical, Illustrative of the ..., Volume 2

Nathan Drake - English literature - 1805 - 408 pages
...diction; he is therefore sometimes verbose in his transitions and connections, and sometimes descends too much to the language of conversation ; yet if his...studied amplitude, nor affected brevity; his periods, though not diligently rounded, are voluble and easy. Whoever wishes to attain an English style, familiar...
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Essays, biographical, critical, and historical, illustrative of ..., Volume 2

Nathan Drake - 1805
...is therefore sometimes verbose in his transitions and connections, and sometimes descends too jnuch to the language of conversation ; yet if his language...studied amplitude, nor affected brevity; his periods, though not diligently rounded, are voluble and easy. Whoever wishes to attain an English style, familiar...
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Essays Biographical, Critical, and Historical: Illustrative of the Tatler ...

Nathan Drake - Tatler (London, England : 1709) - 1805
...his transitions and connections, and sometimes descends too much to the language of conyersation ; yet if his language had been less idiomatical, it...studied amplitude, nor affected brevity; his periods, though not diligently rounded, are voluble and easy. Whoever wishes to attain an English style, familiar...
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The lives of the most celebrated English poets, with criticisms extr. from ...

Samuel Johnson - 1805
...diction; he is therefore something verbose in his transitions and connexions, and sometimes descends too much to the language of conversation ; yet if his...did not wish to be energetic; he is never rapid, and never stagnates. His sentences have neither studied amplitude, nor affected brevity ; his periods,...
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The Microcosm: A Periodical Work, Volume 2

John Smith, George Canning, Robert Percy Smith, John Hookham Frere - 1809
...idiomatical (this is his adoption of vulgar phrase) it would have lost something of its genuine Anglicism. He is never feeble; and he did not wish to be energetic...have neither studied amplitude, nor affected brevity. H is periods, though rot diligently rounded, are voluble and easy. Whoever wishes to attain an English...
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The Works of the English Poets, from Chaucer to Cowper;, Volume 17

Alexander Chalmers - English poetry - 1810
...; he is therefore sometimes verbose in his transitions and connections, and sometimes descends too much to the language of conversation; yet if his language...studied amplitude, nor affected brevity: his periods, though not diligently rounded, are voluble and easy. Whoever 'wishes to attain an English style, familiar...
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The Works of the English Poets, from Chaucer to Cowper: Including ..., Volume 9

Alexander Chalmers - English poetry - 1810
...; he is therefore sometimes verbose in his transitions and connections, and sometimes descends too much to the language of conversation; yet if his language...never feeble, and he did not wish to be energetic 3 ; he is never rapid, and he never stagnates. His sentences have neither studied amplitude, nor affected...
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