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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL. D. - Page 19
by Samuel Johnson, Arthur Murphy - 1820
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Lives

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1800
...particularities, the prospects of nature, or the scenes of life, than he, who dissects 3, wa-bcm with a prism, can exhibit the wide effulgence of a summer noon. G * Whaf What they wanted however of the sublime, thev endeavoured to supply 1 h.yperbole ; their amplification...
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The works of the poets of Great Britain and Ireland. With prefaces ...

Great Britain - 1804
...laboured particularities, the prospects of nature, or the scenes of life, than he, who dissects * sun-beam with a prism, can exhibit the wide effulgence of a summer noon. C a WJiar What they wanted liowever of the cublime, they endeavoured to supply by hyperbole; their...
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The Works of Mr. A. Cowley: In Prose and Verse, Volume 1

Abraham Cowley - English poetry - 1809
...boured particularities, the prospects of nature, or the scenes of life, than he who dissects a sunbeam with a prism can exhibit the wide effulgence of a summer noon. reason but fancy behind . them ; and produced combinations of confused magnificence, that not only...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: With An Essay on His Life and ..., Volume 9

Samuel Johnson - 1810
...laboured particularities, the prospects of nature, or the scenes of fife, than he who dissects a sun-beam with a prism can exhibit the wide effulgence of a...but fancy behind them ; and produced combinations of donfused magnificence, that not only could not be credited, but could not be imagined. Yet great labour,...
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Cowley, Denham, Milton

Alexander Chalmers - English poetry - 1810
...a summer noon. "What they wanted however of the sublime, they endeavoured to supply by hy. perbole; their amplification had no limits; they left not only reason but fancy be. hind them, and produced combinations of confused magnificence, that not onlj could not be credited,...
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The lives of the most eminent English poets; with critical ..., Volume 1

Samuel Johnson - 1811
...laboured particularities, the prospects of nature, or the scenes of life, than he who dissects a sun-beam with a prism, can exhibit the wide effulgence of a...confused magnificence, that not only could not be eredited, but couid rot be imagined. wit upon false conceits, they likewise .sometimes struck out unexpected...
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The works of Samuel Johnson

Samuel Johnson - 1818
...laboured particularities, the prospects of nature, or the scenes of life, than he who dissects a sun-beam with a prism, can exhibit the wide effulgence of a...to supply by hyperbole ; their amplification had no linjits ; they left not only reason but fancy behind them ; and produced combinations of confused magnificence,...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.

Samuel Johnson, Arthur Murphy - 1820
...laboured particularities, the prospects of nature, or the scenes of life, than he who dissects a sunbeam with a prism can exhibit the wide effulgence of a...sublime they endeavoured to supply by hyperbole ; their amplifi' cation had no limits ; they left not only reason but ' fancy behind them ; and produced combinations...
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The works of Samuel Johnson, Volume 5

Samuel Johnson - 1824
...laboured particularities, the prospects of nature, or the scenes of life, than he who dissects a sun-beam with a prism can exhibit the wide effulgence of a summer noon. What they wanted however of the subh'me, they endeavoured to supply by hyperbole; their amplification had no limits; they left not...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson ...: Lives of the poets

Samuel Johnson - 1825
...laboured particularities, the prospects of nature, or the scenes of )ife, than he who dissects a sunbeam with a prism can exhibit the wide effulgence of a...limits; they left not only reason but fancy behind them; .andjn-pdnced combinations of confused magnificence, that noLonJjLcouldjiot. be credited, but could....
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