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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.: Together with The Journal of a ..., Volume 1

James Boswell - 1889
...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.2 Whoever wishes to attain an English style, familiar,...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Together with The Journal of a ..., Volume 1

James Boswell - 1889
...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 diligentlyrounded, are voluble and easy.2 Whoever wishes to attain an English style, familiar,...
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English Prose: Its Elements, History, and Usage

John Earle - English language - 1890 - 530 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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Johnson's Lives of the Poets, Volume 2

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1890
...; he is therefore sometimes verbose in his transitions and connections, and sometimes descends too much to the language of conversation ; yet if his...genuine Anglicism. What he attempted, he performed; hejj^ never feeble, and he did not wish to be energetick ; , he is never rapid, and he never stagnates....
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Criticisms on Paradise Lost

Joseph Addison - 1892 - 200 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 voluble and easy. Whoever wishes to attain an English style, familiar...
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Criticisms on Paradise Lost

Joseph Addison - 1892 - 200 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 voluble and easy. Whoever wishes to attain an English style, familiar...
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Select Essays of Addison: Together with Macaulay's Essay on Addison's Life ...

Joseph Addison - 1892 - 320 pages
...; he is therefore sometimes verbose in his transitions and connections, and sometimes descends too much to the language of conversation ; yet if his...Anglicism. What he attempted he performed ; he is not feeble, and he did not wish to be energetic ; he is never rapid and he never stagnates. His sentences...
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The Sir Roger de Coverley Papers

Joseph Addison - 1893 - 193 pages
...; 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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Select Esays of Addison: Together with Macaulay's Essay on Addison's Life ...

Joseph Addison - 1894 - 320 pages
...; he is therefore sometimes verbose in his transitions and connections, and sometimes descends too much to the language of conversation ; yet if his...Anglicism. What he attempted he performed ; he is not feeble, and he did not wish to be energetic; he is never rapid and he never stagnates. His sentences...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson ...: To which is Added The Journal of a ..., Volume 1

James Boswell - Hebrides (Scotland) - 1900 - 726 pages
...positively feeble. Let us remember the character of his style, as given by Johnson himself : — " and am ready to show though not diligently rounded, are valuable and easy. Whoever wishes to attain an English style, familiar...
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