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" In the poetical works of Dr. Swift there is not much upon which the critic can exercise his powers. They are often humorous, almost always light, and have the qualities which recommend such compositions, easiness and gaiety. They are, for the most part,... "
The works of Jonathan Swift, containing additional letters, tracts, and ... - Page 492
by Jonathan Swift - 1814
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Prefaces, Biographical and Critical, to the Works of the English ..., Volume 58

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1781
...have the qualities which recommend fuch compofitions, eafinefs and gaiety k They are, for the moft part, ..what; their author intended. The diction is correct, the numbers are fmooth, and the rhymes exa&. There feldom occurs a hard-laboured expreffion»^9r a , Tedundant epithet...
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The Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets;: Prior. Congreve. Blackmore ...

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1781 - 503 pages
...and have the qualities which recommend fuch compofitions, eafmefs and gaiety. They are, for the mod part, what their author intended. The diction is correct, the numbers are fmooth, and the rhymes exact. There feldom occurs a hardlaboured expreffion, or a redundant epithet;...
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Lives

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1800
...Dr. Swift there is not much upon which the critick can exercise his powers. They are often humourous, almost always light, and have the qualities which...recommend such compositions, easiness and gaiety. They arc, for the most pnrt, what their author intended. The diction is correct, the numbers are smooth,...
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The Works of the Rev. Jonathan Swift, D.D., Dean of St. Patrick's ..., Volume 19

1801
...In the poetical works of Dr. Swift there is not much upon which the critick can exercise his powers. They are often humorous, almost always light, and...qualities which recommend such compositions, easiness and gayety. They are, for the most part, what their author intended. The diction is correct, the numbers...
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The Works of the Rev. Jonathan Swift, D.D., Dean of St. Patrick's ..., Volume 19

Jonathan Swift - 1801
...In the poetical works of Dr. Swift there is not much upon which the critick can exercise his powers. They are often humorous, almost always light, and...qualities which recommend such compositions, easiness and gayety. They are, for the most part, what their author intended. The diction is correct, the numbers...
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Letters. Index

Jonathan Swift - 1801
...In the poetical works of Dr. Swift there is not much upon which the critick can exercise his powers. They are often humorous, almost always light, and...qualities which recommend such compositions, easiness and gayety. They are, for the most part, what their author intended. The diction is correct, the numbers...
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The works of the poets of Great Britain and Ireland. With prefaces ..., Volume 1

Great Britain - 1804
...his powers. They are often humourous, almost always light, and have the qualities which recommen«l such compositions, easiness and gaiety. They are,...his verses exemplify his own definition of a good style, they consist of " proper " words in proper places." To divide this collection into classes,...
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The lives of the most celebrated English poets, with criticisms extr. from ...

Samuel Johnson - 1805
...In the poetical works of Dr. Swift there is not much upon which the critic can exercise his powers. They are often humorous, almost always light, and...compositions, easiness and gaiety. They are, for the nfost part, what their author intended. The diction is correct, the numbers are smooth, and the rhymes...
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The lives of the English poets

Samuel Johnson - 1810
...IN the poetical works of Dr. Swift there is not much upon which the critick can exercise his powers. They are often humorous, almost always light, and...his verses exemplify his own definition of a good style, they consist of " proper words in proper places." To divide this collection into classes, and...
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The works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: With An essay on his life and ..., Volume 11

Samuel Johnson - 1810
...IN the poetical works of Dr. Swift there is not much upon which the critick can exercise his powers. They are often humorous, almost always light, and...his verses exemplify his own definition of a good style, they consist of " proper words in proper places." To divide this collection into classes, and...
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