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" His prose is the model of the middle style ; on grave subjects not formal, on light occasions not grovelling ; pure without scrupulosity, and exact without apparent elaboration ; always equable and always easy, without glowing words or pointed sentences. "
Microcosm. General index - Page 249
by Lionel Thomas Berguer - 1823
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Lives

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1800
...dresses, and in all is pleasing. Mille habet ornatus, mille decenter habet. His prose is the model ef the middle style ; on grave subjects not formal, on light occasions not grovelling; pure without sciupulosity, and exact without apparent elaboration ; always equable, and always easy, without glowing...
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Select British Classics, Volume 11

English literature - 1803
...reason. She wears a thousand dresses, and in all is pleasing. Mille habet ornatus, mille decenter habet. His prose is the model of the middle style: on grave...scrupulosity, and exact without apparent elaboration ; always equal, and always easy, without giving words or pointed sentences. Addison never deviates from his...
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The Spectator: In Eight Volumes. : Vol. I[-VIII].

English literature - 1803
...reason. She wears a thousand dresses, and in all is pleasing. Mille habet ornatus, mille decenter habet. His prose is the model of the middle style :. on '...scrupulosity, and exact without apparent elaboration ; always equal, and always easy, without giving words or pointed sentences. Addison never deviates from his...
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The works of the poets of Great Britain and Ireland. With prefaces ..., Volume 1

Great Britain - 1804
...reason. She wears a thousand dresses, and in all is pleasing. Mille habet ornatus, mille decenter habet. His prose is the model of the middle style ; on grave...apparent elaboration ; always equable, and always c*asy, without glowing words or pointed sentences. Addison never deviates from his track to snatch...
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The Lives of the Most Celebrated English Poets, with Criticisms. Extracted ...

Samuel Johnson - 1805 - 312 pages
...engaged much of his care. But his lines are very smooth in " Rosamond ", and too smooth in " Cato. " " His prose is the model of the middle style; on grave subjects not formal, on light occasions not groveling, pure without scrupulosity, and exact without apparent elaboration ; always equable, and...
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Essays, Biographical, Critical, and Historical, Illustrative of ..., Volume 3

Nathan Drake - English literature - 1805
...has thus judiciously discriminated the peculiarities and excellencies of our author's composition. " His prose is the model of the middle style ; on grave subjects not formal, on light occa* Vide Essays Moral and Literary, first published, anonymously, I believe, in 1777, N 28, and...
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Essays Biographical, Critical, and Historical, Illustrative of the ..., Volume 2

Nathan Drake - English literature - 1805
...has thus judiciously discriminated the peculiarities and excellencies of our author's composition. " His prose is the model of the middle style; on grave subjects not formal, on light occa* Vide Essays Moral and Literary, first published, anonymously, I believe, in H77, N28, and 106,...
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The Microcosm: A Periodical Work, Volume 2

John Smith, George Canning, Robert Percy Smith, John Hookham Frere - 1809
...Parliament ; though it be but an ordinance or a Proclamation of the late literary Monarch. — The words of Johnson himself deciding on Addison. " His...grave subjects not formal ; on light occasions not groveling ; pure wkhout scrupulosity, and exact without apparent elaboration. Always equable, and always...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, Volume 10

Samuel Johnson - 1810
...wears a thousand dresses, and in al\ is pleasing,, " Mille habet ornatus, mille decenter habet.''' His prose is the model of the middle style ; on grave...Addison never deviates from his track to snatch a grace ; he seeks no ambitious ornaments, and tries no hazardous innovations. His page is always luminous,...
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The Works of the English Poets, from Chaucer to Cowper: Including ..., Volume 9

Alexander Chalmers - English poetry - 1810
...reason. She wears a thousand dresses, and in all is pleasing. Mille habet ornatus, mille decenter habet. His prose is the model of the middle style ; on grave subjects not formal, on light occasions not groveling; pure without scrupulosity, and exact without apparent elaboration; always equable, and always...
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