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" What he attempted, he performed ; he is never feeble, and he did not wish to be energetic ; he is never rapid, and he never stagnates. His sentences have neither studied amplitude, nor affected brevity ; his periods, though not diligently rounded, are... "
Essays Biographical, Critical, and Historical, Illustrative of the Tatler ... - Página 113
por Nathan Drake - 1805
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Life of Johnson: Including Boswell's Journal of a Tour to the ..., Volumen1

James Boswell - 1799
...though so easy, familiar, and elegant, to an Englishman, as to give the intellect no trouble ; yet he Whoever wishes to attain an English style, familiar...give his days and nights to the volumes of Addison'.' Though The Rambler was not concluded till the year 1752, I shall, under this year, say all that I have...
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General Biography: Or, Lives, Critical and Historical, of the Most ..., Volumen1

John Aikin - 1799
...authority few will call in question. " Whoever," says Dr. Johnson, (Lifeof Addison, in the English Poets) " wishes to attain an English style, familiar but not...his days and nights to the volumes of Addison." The faäs in the preceding account are taken from the BiograpAia Britannica. — A. ADELARD, a Benedictine...
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The Critical and Miscellaneous Prose Works of John Dryden, Now First ...

John Dryden - 1800
...intellectual wealth," might be justly aflixed as a motto to the volumes ot Burke. Dr. Johnson has said, that " whoever wishes to attain an English style, familiar...give his days and nights to the volumes of Addison." He who has this object in view, may surely, with equal propriety, be counselled to study the pages...
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The Critical and Miscellaneous Prose Works of John Dryden ..., Volumen1,Parte1

John Dryden - 1800 - 442 páginas
...intellectual wealth," might be justly affixed as a motto to the volumes of Burke. Dr. Johnson has said, that " whoever wishes to attain an English style, familiar...give his days and nights to the volumes of Addison." He who has this object in view, may surely, with equal propriety, be counselled to study the pages...
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Select British Classics, Volumen11

1803
...sentences have neither studied amplitude, nor affected brevity : his periods, though not dilligently rounded, are voluble and easy. Whoever wishes to attain...give his days and nights to the volumes of ADDISON. TO THE RIGHT HONOURABLE JOHN LORD SOMMERS; BARON OF EVESHAM. Mr LORD, I SHOULD not act the part of...
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The Spectator: In Eight Volumes. : Vol. I[-VIII].

1803
...sentences have neither studied amplitude, nor affected brevity : his periods, though not dilligently rounded, are voluble and easy. Whoever wishes to attain...give his days and nights to the volumes of ADDISON. TO i . THE RIGHT HONOURABLE JOHN LORD SOMMERS; BARON OF EVESHAM. itr LOUD, I SHOULD not act the part...
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Essays, Biographical, Critical, and Historical, Illustrative of ..., Volumen3

Nathan Drake - 1805
...his transitions and connections, and sometimes descends too much to the language of conyersation ; yet if his language had been less idiomatical, it...to this * Lives of the Poets, vol. ii. p. 140. VOL. II. I day justly held forth te the candidates for literary feme as a model of elegant simplicity. It...
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The Lives of the Most Celebrated English Poets, with Criticisms. Extracted ...

Samuel Johnson - 1805 - 312 páginas
...attempted, he performed ; he is never feeble, and he did not wish to be energetic; he is never rapid, and never stagnates. His sentences have neither studied...give his days and nights to the volumes of Addison. " BLACKMORE. SIR RICHARD BLACK MORE was the son of Robert Blackmore, of Corsham in Wiltshire, supposed...
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Elements of General Knowledge: Introductory to Useful Books in the ..., Volumen1

Henry Kett - 1805
...merits of this celebrated author, as well as to remark * " Whoever wishes to acquire a style which is familiar but not coarse, and elegant but not ostentatious,...give his days and nights to the volumes of Addison." " Life of Addison." t I allude to such words as Resuscitation, orbity, fatuity, divaricate, asinine,...
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The Monthly Anthology, and Boston Review, Volumen2

David Phineas Adams, William Emerson, Samuel Cooper Thacher - 1805
...acquired from the attempt. ' Whoever wishes (says Johnson) to attain an English style, familiar and not coarse, and elegant but not ostentatious, must...give his days and nights to the volumes of Addison.' Such a style is, on the whole, the most useful, perhaps the most elegant, if it be true, as the criticks...
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