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" It was apparently his principal endeavour to avoid all harshness and severity of diction ; he is therefore sometimes verbose in his transitions and connections, and sometimes descends too much to the language of conversation ; yet if his language had... "
The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: Lives of the poets - Page 144
by Samuel Johnson - 1837
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Selections from the Works of Samuel Johnson

Samuel Johnson - 1909 - 479 pages
...descends too much to the language of conversation; yet if his language had been less idiomatical, 20 it might have lo'st somewhat of its genuine Anglicism....studied amplitude, nor affected brevity: his periods, 25 though not diligently rounded, are voluble and easy. Whoever wishes to attain an English style,...
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Century Readings for a Course in English Literature, Volume 1

John William Cunliffe, James Francis Augustin Pyre, Karl Young - English literature - 1910 - 1063 pages
...descends too much to the language of conversation; yet if his language had been less idiomatical 45 it might have lost somewhat of its genuine Anglicism....energetic ; he is never rapid, and he never stagnates. His sen5 tences have neither studied amplitude nor affected brevity; his periods, though not diligently...
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Readings in English Prose of the Eighteenth Century

Raymond Macdonald Alden - English prose literature - 1911 - 724 pages
...diction; he is therefore sometimes verbose in his transitions and connections, and sometimes descends too much to the language of conversation. Yet if his language...studied amplitude nor affected brevity; his periods, though not diligently rounded, are voluable and easy. Whoever wishes to attain an English style familiar...
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Readings in English Prose of the Eighteenth Century

Raymond Macdonald Alden - English prose literature - 1911 - 724 pages
...diction; he is therefore sometimes verbose in his transitions and connections, and sometimes descends too much to the language of conversation. Yet if his language...studied amplitude nor affected brevity; his periods, though not diligently rounded, are voluable and easy. Whoever wishes to attain an English style nnt...
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Selections from Boswell's Life of Johnson: Ed. by Nathaniel Horton Batchelder

James Boswell - 1912 - 93 pages
...positively feeble. Let us remember the character of his style, as given by Johnson himself 1 : — "What he attempted, he performed; he is never feeble,...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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Studies in the Technique of Prose Style

Percy Waldron Long - English language - 1915 - 136 pages
...he is therefore sometimes verbose in his transitions and connections, and sometimes •descends too much to the language of conversation; yet if his language...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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A Book of English Literature, Volume 1

Franklyn Bliss Snyder, Robert Grant Martin - English literature - 1916 - 919 pages
...conversation; yet if his language had been less idiomatical it might have lost somewhat of its genuine [120 Anglicism. What he attempted, he performed; he is...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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Boswell's Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.

James Boswell - Readers - 1916 - 344 pages
...eall it positively feeble. Let us remember the character of his style, as given by Johnson himself: "What he attempted he performed; he is never feeble,...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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Efficient Composition: A College Rhetoric

Authur Huntington Nason - English language - 1917 - 517 pages
...never rapid, yet stagnation is not characteristic of him, but rather, as Johnson wrote of Addison, What he attempted, he performed: he is never feeble,...energetic; he is never rapid, and he never stagnates. And finally we may gain intellectual coherence through expressed connection. Much that might, at first...
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Joseph Fawcett, The Art of War: Its Relation to the Early Development of ...

Arthur Beatty - 1918 - 270 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 language...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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