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Microcosm. General index - Page 249
by Lionel Thomas Berguer - 1823
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prefaces, biographical and critical, to the works of the english poets.

samuel johnson - 1781
...wifh to be energetick; he is never rapid, and he never ftagnates. His fentences have neither ftudied amplitude, nor affected brevity : his periods, though not diligently rounded, are voluble and eafy. Whoever wifhes to attain an Englifh ftile, familiar but not coarfe, and elegant but cot oftentatious,...
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The Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets;: Dryden. Smith. Duke. King ...

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1781 - 503 pages
...wifh to be energetick ; he is never rapid, and he never ftagnates. His fentences have neither ftudied amplitude, nor affected brevity : his periods, though not diligently rounded, are voluble and eafy. Whoever wiflbes to attain an Englifh ftyle, familiar but not coarfe, and elegant but not oftentatious,...
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The Critical Review, Or, Annals of Literature, Volume 52

Tobias Smollett - English literature - 1781
...to be energetick ; he is .never rapid, and he never Magnates, Hfe fenfences have nei. ther ftudied amplitude, nor affected brevity : his periods, though not diligently rounded, are voluble and eafy. Whoever wifiies to attain an Englifh ftile, familiar but not coarfe, and elegant but not oftentatious,...
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Lessons in Elocution, Or, A Selection of Pieces in Prose and Verse: For the ...

William Scott - Elocution - 1789 - 398 pages
...wifh to bs energetic ; he is never rapid, and he never ftagnates. His fentsr.ccs have neither itudied amplitude nor affected brevity ; his periods, though not diligently rounded, are voluble and eafy. — Whoever wiflies to attain an Englifli ftyle, familiar buc not coarfe,. and elegant but not...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson.LL.D..: The lives of the English poets

Samuel Johnson - 1792
...wifh to be energetick; he is never rapid, and he never ftagnates. His fentences have neither ftudied amplitude, nor affected brevity : his periods, though not diligently rounded, are voluble and eafy. Whoever wifh.es to attain :sy Englifh ftyle, familiar but not coarfe, and elegant but not oftentatious,...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Comprehending an Account of His Studies ...

James Boswell - 1799
...himself : " What he attempted, he performed; he is never feeble, and he did not wish to be energetick; he is never rapid, and he never stagnates. His sentences...easy.* Whoever wishes to attain an English style, familiar but not coarse, and * [When Johnson shewed me a proof-sheet of. the character of Addison,...
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Boswell's Life of Johnson: Including Boswell's Journal of a Tour ..., Volume 1

James Boswell - Hebrides (Scotland) - 1799
...himself : ' What he attempted, he performed ; he is never feeble, and he did not wish to be energetick ; he is never rapid, and he never stagnates. His sentences...though not diligently rounded, are voluble and easy*. 1 Works, vii. 473. * When Johnson shewed me a proof-sheet of the character of Addison, in which he...
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Life of Johnson: Including Boswell's Journal of a Tour to the ..., Volume 1

James Boswell - 1799
...himself: 'What he attempted, he performed; he is never feeble, and he did not wish to be energetick ; he is never rapid, and he never stagnates. His sentences...though not diligently rounded, are voluble and easy'. ' Works, vii. 473. * When Johnson shewed me a proof-sheet of the character of Addison, in which he...
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The Annual Register, Or, A View of the History, Politics, and Literature for ...

History - 1800
...vviili to be energetitf; he is never rapÓd,..and he never ftagnates. His fentences have neither fhulied amplitude, nor affected brevity ; his periods, though not diligently rounded, are voluble and eafy. Whoever wifhes to attain an Englifli ftylc, familiar but not coarfc,and elegant but not oftentatious,...
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Lives of English poets

Samuel Johnson - 1801
...wifh to be energetick ; he is never rapid, and he never ftagnates. His fentences have neither ftudied amplitude, nor affected brevity ; his periods, though not diligently rounded, are voluble and eafy. Whoever wifhes to attain an Englifh ftyle, familiar but not coavfe, and elegant but not oftentatious,...
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