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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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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 * he is never rapid, and he never stagnates. His sentences have neither...
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History of the Eighteenth Century and of the Nineteenth Till the ..., Volume 1

Friedrich Christoph Schlosser - Eighteenth century - 1843
...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...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, LL.D.: With an Essay on His Life and ..., Volume 2

Samuel Johnson, Arthur Murphy - 1843
...diction ; he is therefore sometimes verbose m his transitions and connexions, and sometimes descends too much to the language of conversation ; yet if his...stagnates. His sentences have neither studied amplitude nor aflbctcd brevity : his periods, though not diligently rounded, are voluble and easy. Whoever wishes...
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Boswell's Life of Johnson: Including Their Tour to the Hebrides

James Boswell, John Wilson Croker - Authors, English - 1848 - 874 pages
...remember he character of his style, as given by Johnson limself: "What he attempted, he performed; le whose skill in physic will be long remembered ; and with David Garrick, though not diligently rounded, are voluble and easy.4 Whoever wishes to attain an English style, familiar,...
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Exercises in Rhetorical Reading: With a Series of Introductory Lessons ...

Richard Green Parker - Elocution - 1849 - 432 pages
...too much to the language of conversation ; yet if his language had been less idiomatical, it might 35 have lost somewhat of its genuine Anglicism. What...studied amplitude nor affected brevity ; his periods, though and elegant but not ostentatious, must give his days and nights to the volumes of Addison. —...
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A class-book of elocution

J H. Aitken - Elocution - 1853
...; he is therefore sometimes verbose in his transitions and connections, 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 most eminent English poets, with critical observations on their ...

Samuel Johnson - 1854
...; he is therefore sometimes verbose in his transitions and connections, 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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Johnson's Lives of the British poets completed by W. Hazlitt

Samuel Johnson, William Hazlitt - 1854
...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 North American Review, Volume 79

Jared Sparks, Edward Everett, James Russell Lowell, Henry Cabot Lodge - North American review and miscellaneous journal - 1854
...Addison declared that Tillotson was his model. The description of Johnson is characteristic and just : " 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." It is, however, the colloquial tone, fusing these...
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Biographical Sketches of Eminent British Poets: Chronologically Arranged ...

English poetry - 1857 - 508 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...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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