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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 microcosm [ed. by G. Canning and others]. [Another]

George Canning - 1825
...idiomatical (this is his adoption of vulgar phrases) 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 [ed. by F.P. Walesby].

Samuel Johnson, Arthur Murphy - 1825
...descends too much to the language of conversation ; yet if his language had been less idiomaticnl, it might have lost somewhat of its genuine Anglicism....performed ; he is never feeble, and he did not wish to be energetickp; he is never rapid, and he never stagnates. His sentences have neither studied amplitude,...
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The lives of the English poets, Volume 1

Samuel Johnson - Poets, English - 1826 - 420 pages
...connexions, and sometimes descends too much to the language of conversation ; yet if if his language bad been less idiomatical, it might have lost Somewhat...and he never stagnates. His sentences have neither stndied amplitnde nor affected brevity : his periods, though not diligently rounded, are voluble and...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Comprehending an Account of His Studies ...

James Boswell - Authors, English - 1827 - 580 pages
...call it positively feeble. Let us remember the character of his style, as given by Johnson himself: " of transl noratfected brevity : his periods, though not diligently rounded, are voluble and easy, -f Whoever...
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Lessons in Elocution: Or, A Selection of Pieces in Prose and Verse, for the ...

William Scott - Elocution - 1829 - 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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Lives of the poets. Lives of eminent persons. Political tracts. Philological ...

Samuel Johnson, Arthur Murphy - 1834
...avoid all harshness and severity of diction ; he if therefor« sometimea verbose in his transitions 1 3 and connexions, and sometimes descends top much to...energetic ;* he is never rapid, and he never stagnates. Hie sentences have neither studied amplitude nor affected brevity : his periods, though not diligently...
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The lives of the most eminent English poets, with critical observations on ...

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1835
...language of conversation; yet, if his language had been less idiomatical, it might have lost semcwhat of its genuine anglicism. What he attempted, he performed...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 life of Samuel Johnson ... including A journal of his tour to ..., Volume 1

James Boswell - 1835
...of his style, as given by Johnson himself : " What he attempted, he perfonried ; he is never feebk, and he did not wish to be energetic ; he is never...studied amplitude, nor affected brevity : his periods, though not diligently rounded, are voluble and easy.(i) Whoever wishes to attain an English style,...
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Lives of the English Poets: With Critical Observations on Their Works ; And ...

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1840 - 502 pages
...; he is therefore sometimes verbose in his transitions and connections, and sometimes descends too much to the language of conversation ; yet if his...he performed ; he is never feeble, and he did not wiah to be energetic : he is never rapid, and he never stagnates. His sentences have neither studied...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: With and Essay on His Life ..., Volume 2

Samuel Johnson, Arthur Murphy - 1842
...diction ; he ii therefore sometimes verbose in his transitions and eonnezioDe, and sometimes descende too much to the language of conversation ; yet if his...attempted, he performed : he is never feeble, and he aid not wish to be energetic ˇ* he is never rapid, and he never stagnates. His sentences have neither...
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