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" His prose is the model of the middle style ; on grave subjects not formal, on light occasions not grovelling ; pure without scrupulosity, and exact without apparent elaboration ; always equable, and always easy, without glowing words or pointed sentences.... "
The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D. - Page 141
by Samuel Johnson - 1820
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The Scots Magazine, Volume 43

English literature - 1781
...pointed fcntences. Addifon never deviates from his track to fn.itch a grace ; he feeks no ambi'ious ornaments, and tries no hazardous innovations. His...is always luminous, but never blazes in unexpected fplendour. It feems to have- been his principal endeavour to avoid all harfhnefs and fcverity of dielion...
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The Annual Register of World Events: A Review of the Year, Volume 25

Edmund Burke - History - 1800
...glowing words or pointed fentences. Addifon never deviates from his track to fnatch a grace ; he leeks no ambitious ornaments, and tries no hazardous innovations....is always luminous, but never blazes in unexpected fplcndor. " It feems to have been his principal endeavour to avoid all harilmefs and feverity of dicYion...
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Dryden. Smith. Duke. King. Sprat. Halifax. Parnell. Garth. Rowe. Addison ...

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1781
...glowing words or pointed fentericW,, Addifon never deviates from hid track fo fnatch a grace ; he feeks no ambitious ornaments, and tries no hazardous innovations,...is always luminous, but never blazes in unexpected fplendour. I" • i •''• . • . - It feems to have been his principal endea* vour to avoid all...
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The Critical Review, Or, Annals of Literature, Volume 52

Tobias Smollett - English literature - 1781
...glowing words or pointed fentences. Adciifun never deviates from his track to fnatch a -grace ; he feeks no ambitious ornaments, and tries no hazardous innovations....is always luminous, but never blazes in unexpected fpleftdour. , ' It feems to have been his principal endeavour to avoid all harlhnefs and feverity of...
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The Works of the English Poets: With Prefaces, Biographical and ..., Volume 63

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1781
...glowing words or pointed fentences. Addifon never deviates from .his track to fnatch a grace; he feeks no ambitious ornaments, and tries no hazardous innovations....is always luminous, but never blazes in unexpected fplendour. It feems to have been his principal endeavour to avoid all harfhnefs and feverity of diction;...
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Prefaces, Biographical and Critical, to the Works of the English Poets, Volume 5

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1781
...glowing words or pointed fentences. Addifbn never deviates from his track to fnatch a grace ; he feefcs no ambitious ornaments, and tries no hazardous innovations. ' His p,age is always luminous, but sever -blazes in unexpected fplendour. It feems to -have been his principal endeavour to avoid all...
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THE MONTHLY REVIEW OR LITERARY JOURNAL

Several Hands - 1781
...fentences. Addifon cevtr deviates from his track to fnatch a grace ; he feeks no ambitious ornaments, ar.d tries no hazardous innovations. His page is always luminous, but never blazes in unexpected fplendor. 4 It fc: an to have been his principal endeavour to avoid all harflir.cfs and fcvcrity of...
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Prefaces, Biographical and Critical, to the Works of the English Poets, Volume 5

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1781
...glowing words -or pointed fentences. Addifon never deviates from his track to match a grace ; he fceks no ambitious ornaments, and tries no hazardous innovations. His page is always luminous, Taut never blazes in unexpedted fplendour. It feems to have been his principal endeavour to avoid all...
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The Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets;: With Critical ..., Volume 2

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1783
...glowing words or pointed fentences. Addifon never deviates from his track to (hatch a grace ; he feeks no ambitious ornaments, and tries no hazardous innovations. His page is always luminous, but never blazes in unexpedted fplendour. It was apparently his principal endeavour to avoid all harmnefs and feverity...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson.LL.D..: The lives of the English poets

Samuel Johnson - 1792
...glowing words or pointed fentenccs. Addifon never deviates from his track to fnatcli a grace ; he feeks no ambitious ornaments, and tries no hazardous innovations....is always luminous, but never blazes in unexpected fplendour. It was apparently his principal endeavour to avoid all harfhnefs and feverity of diction...
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