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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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Essays, Biographical and Critical: Or, Studies of Character

Biography - 1857 - 475 pages
...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 Essays: Essays, Biographical and Critical; Or, Studies of Character

Henry Theodore Tuckerman - Biography - 1857 - 475 pages
...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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Essays, Biographical and Critical: Or, Studies of Character

Henry Theodore Tuckerman - Biography - 1857 - 475 pages
...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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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Including a Journal of His Tour ..., Volume 1

James Boswell, John Wilson Croker - Authors, English - 1860
...him almost doubt whether it was Johnson's. Brit. Ess. vol. xix. p. 44.—CHOKER. 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. 1 Whoever wishes to attain an English style, familiar...
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A Catalogue of Books, the Property of a Political Economist: With Critical ...

John Ramsay McCulloch - Catalogs, Dictionary - 1862 - 394 pages
...; he is, therefore, sometimes verbose in his transitions and connexions, and sometimes descends too much to the language of conversation , yet if his...never feeble, and he did not wish to be energetic. His sentences have neither studied amplitude nor affected brevity ; li is periods, though not diligently...
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Standard Fifth Reader, Part 2

Epes Sargent - 1867
...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...energetic; he is never rapid, and he never stagnates. CXXI. — DEA TH FOR GO UNTR Y. PERCIVAL. The following noble lyric, so classical in its spirit and...
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The table talk of Samuel Johnson

Samuel Johnson - 1867 - 128 pages
...should walk on his feet. THE WRITINGS OF ADDISON. What he attempted, he performed : he is never fctble, 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. Whoever wishes to attain an English style, familiar...
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The English language: its grammar and history. Together with a treatise on ...

1869
...diction ; he is therefore sometimes verbose in Ids transitions and connexions, and sometimes descends too much to the language of conversation : yet, if his...somewhat of its genuine Anglicism. What he attempted lie performed ; he is never feeble, and he did not wish to be energetic ; he is never rapid, and he...
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The Standard Fifth Reader: With a New Treatise on Elocution and an ..., Part 2

1870 - 528 pages
...; he is therefore sometimes verbose in his transitions and connections, and 'sometimes descends too much to the language of conversation ; yet if his...energetic ; he is never rapid, and he never stagnates. 6. His sentences have neither studied amplitude nor affected brevity ; his periods, though not diligently...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.

James Boswell - 1873 - 560 pages
...of his style, as given by Johnson himself : ' What he attempted, he performed ; he is necer fceble, ork that would be well received by the public ; that Johnson scemed at first to cateh though not diligently rounded, are voluble and easy.1 Who1 Wien Johnson showed me a proof-shcet of...
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