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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: Lives of the poets - Page 144
by Samuel Johnson - 1837
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The works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: With An essay on his life and ..., Volume 10

Samuel Johnson - 1810
...; he is therefore sometimes verbose in his transitions and connections, and sometimes descends too much to the language of conversation ; yet if his...performed ; he is never feeble, and he did not wish to be energetick * ; he is never rapid, and he never stagnates. His sentences have neither studied amplitude,...
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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...performed ; he is never feeble, and he did not wish to be energetic3 ; he is never rapid, and he never stagnates. His sentences have neither studied amplitude,...
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The Works of the English Poets, from Chaucer to Cowper: Including ..., Volume 9

Alexander Chalmers - English poetry - 1810
...and sometimes descends too much to the language of conversation; yet if his language had been Jess idiomatical, it might have lost somewhat of its genuine...performed ; he is never feeble, and he did not wish to be energetic3 ; he is never rapid, and he never stagnates. His sentences have neither studied amplitude,...
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The Gleaner: A Series of Periodical Essays, Volumes 1-2

Nathan Drake - English essays - 1811
...(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...studied amplitude, nor affected brevity. His periods, though not diligently rounded, are voluble and. easy. Whoever wishes to attain an English Style, must...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, L. L. D.: In Twelve Volumes, Volume 10

Samuel Johnson, Arthur Murphy - 1811
...diction ; he is therefore sometimes verbose in his transitions and connections, Md sometimes descends too much to the language of conversation ; yet if his...Anglicism. What he attempted, he performed: he is ne^ vcr feeble, and he did not wish to be energetic ;* he is never rapid, and he never stagnates. His...
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The General Biographical Dictionary, Volume 1

Alexander Chalmers - Biography - 1812
...harshness and severity of diction ; ,he is therefore sometimes verbose in his transitions and connections, and sometimes descends top much to the language of...What he attempted, he performed ; he is never feeble, he did not wish to be energetic ; he is never rapid, and he never stagnates. His sentences have neither...
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The general biographical dictionary. Revised by A. Chalmers

New and general biographical dictionary - 1812
...; he is therefore sometimes verbose in his transitions and connections, and sometimes descends too much to the language of conversation ;' yet if his...What he attempted, he performed ; he is never feeble, he did not wish to be energetic ; he is never rapid, and he never stagnates. His sentences have neither...
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Lessons in Elocution, Or, A Selection of Pieces in Prose and Verse: For the ...

William Scott - Elocution - 1814 - 407 pages
...diction ; he is therefore sometimes verbose in his transitions and connexions, 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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The Works of Samuel Johnson, Volume 10

Samuel Johnson - English literature - 1816
...; he is therefore sometimes verbose in his transitions and connections, and sometimes descends too much to the language of conversation ; yet if his...performed ; he is never feeble, and he did not wish to be energetick * ; he is never rapid, and he never stagnates. His sentences have neither studied amplitude,...
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Lessons in Elocution: Or, A Selection of Pieces in Prose and Verse, for the ...

William Scott - Elocution - 1817 - 407 pages
...his language had been less idiomatical, it might have lost somewhat of its genuine Anglicism. Wliat he attempted he performed ; he is never feeble, and...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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