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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 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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Wisdom and Genius of Dr. Samuel Johnson: Selected from His Prose Writings

William Alexander Clouston - 1875 - 298 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. His aentraices have neither studied amplitude, nor affected brevity ; his periods, though not diligently...
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A handbook of English dictation

English dictation - 1881
...; 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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The English language: its grammar and history. With examination papers

Henry Lewis (M.A.) - 1881
...diction; he is therefore sometimes verbose in his transitions and connexions, and sometimes descends too much to the language of conversation: yet, if his...energetic; he is never rapid, and he never stagnates." 3. Johnson's 'Life of Addison.' " They heard, and were abash'd, and up they sprung Upon the wing; as...
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The Six Chief Lives from Johnson's "Lives of the Poets,": With Macaulay's ...

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1881 - 466 pages
...; 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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Essays, selected and ed. by C. D. Yonge

John Dryden, Oliver Goldsmith - 1882
...which is contained in the 'Lives of the Poets,' with praise of the "genuine Anglicism" of his style. " 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 obtain an English style, familiar...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: Together with The Journal of a Tour to ...

James Boswell - Authors, English - 1884 - 2221 pages
...call 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.1 Whoever wishes to attain an English style, familiar,...
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Specimens of English Prose Style: From Malory to Macaulay

George Saintsbury - English language - 1885 - 367 pages
...; 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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Specimens of English Prose Style from Malory to Macaulay, Selected and ...

George Saintsbury - English language - 1885 - 367 pages
...; 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 Life of Samuel Johnson, LL. D., and the Journal of His Tour to the Hebrides

James Boswell - Authors, English - 1885
...call 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.1 Whoever .wishes to attain an English style, familiar...
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