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" He is elegant, but not great; he never labours after exquisite beauties, and he seldom falls into gross faults. His versification is smooth, but rarely vigorous; and his rhymes are remarkably exact. He improved taste, if he did not enlarge knowledge,... "
A Catalogue of the Royal and Noble Authors of England, Scotland, and Ireland ... - Page 200
by Horace Walpole - 1806
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preface biograpical and critical, to the works of the english poets

samuel johnson - 1779
...verfification is fmooth, but rarely vigorous, and his rhymes are remarkably exact. He improved tafte, if he did not enlarge knowledge, and may be numbered among the benefactors to Englilh literature... 4 _.l • ; > . \..r.:J ROCHESTER. JOHN WILMOT, afterwards earl of Rochefter,...
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The Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets;: With Critical Observations on ...

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1781 - 503 pages
...verfification is fmooth, but rarely vigorous, and his rhym-s are remarkably exact. He improved tafte, if he did not enlarge knowledge, and may be numbered among the benefactors to Englifh literature. OTWAV. OTWA Y. OTWA Y. OF THOMAS OTWAY, one of the firft names in the Englifh drama,...
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The Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets;: With Critical Observations on ...

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1781 - 503 pages
...verfification is fmooth, but rarely vigorous, and his rhymes are remarkably exact. He improved tafte, if he did not enlarge knowledge, and may be numbered among the benefadors to Englim literature. OTWAY. OTWA Y. OTWAY, OF THOMAS OTWAY, one of the firft names in the...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Together with His Life, and Notes on His ...

Samuel Johnson - Poets, English - 1787
...verfification is fmooth, but rarely vigorous, and his rhymes are remarkably exacl. He improved tafte, if he did not enlarge knowledge, and may be numbered among the benefactors to Englifh literature. OTWA Y. OF THOMAS OTWAY, on* of the firft names in the Englifh drama, little is...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: The lives of the most eminent English poets

Samuel Johnson, John Hawkins - English literature - 1787
...verlification is fmooth, but rarely vigorous, and his rhymes are remarkably exact. He improved tafte, if he did not enlarge knowledge, and may be numbered among the benefactors to Englifh literature. P 4 OTWA Y. [ 2,6 ] OTWA Y. OF THOMAS OTWAY, one of the firft names in the Rnglifh...
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The lives of the English poets

Samuel Johnson, Arthur Murphy - 1792
...verfification is fmooth, but rarely vigorous; and his rhymes are remarkably exaift. He improved tafte, if he did not enlarge knowledge, and may be numbered among the benefaflors to Englifh literature. OTWA Y. OF THOMAS OTWAY, one of the firft names in the Englifh drama,...
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The Lives of the English Poets: and a Criticism of Their Work

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1795 - 536 pages
...verification is fmooth, but rarely vigorous, and his rhymes are remarkably exact. He improved tafte, if he did not enlarge knowledge, and may be numbered among the benefadors to Englifh literature. HESTER, JOHN WILMOT, afterwards earl of Rochefter, the fon of Henry...
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Johnson's Lives of the the English Poets: Abridged: with Notes and Illustrations

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1797 - 239 pages
...verfification is fmooth, but rarely vigorous, and his rhymes are remarkably exact. He improved tafte, if he did not enlarge knowledge, and may be numbered among the benefa&ors to Englifh literature." ROCHESTER, JOHN WILMOT, afterwards Earl of Rochefter, the fon of...
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A New and General Biographical Dictionary: Containing an Historical and ...

Biography - 1798
...verification is frnooth, but rarely vigorous, and his rhymes are remarkably exadt. He improved tafte, if he did not enlarge knowledge, and may be numbered among the benefaftors to Engliih literature. ROSINUS (JOHN), a German, learned in antiquities, was born at Eifenac...
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Lives

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1800
...exquisite beauties, and seldom falls into gross faults. His versification is smooth, but rarely vigoroi and his rhymes are remarkably exact. He improved taste, if he did n enlarge knowledge, and may be numbered among the benefactors to Engli literature. OTWAY, OF THOMAS...
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