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The works of Samuel Johnson - Page 387
by Samuel Johnson - 1806
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Dryden. Smith. Duke. King. Sprat. Halifax. Parnell. Garth. Rowe. Addison ...

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1781
...which we have bellowed upon ourfelves, as the dew appears to rife from the field which it refremes. To judge rightly of an author, we muft tranfport ourfelves...which is eafy at one time was difficult at another. Drydeu at lealt imported his fcience, and gave his country what it wan ted before j or rather, he imported...
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The Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets: With Critical ..., Volume 2

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1783
...which we have beftowed upon ourfelves, as the dew appears to rife from the field which it refrefhes. To judge rightly of an author, we muft tranfport ourfelves...fcience, and gave his country what it wanted before 5 or rather, he imported only the materials,- and manufactured them by his own fkill. •j f The dialogue...
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The Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets;: With Critical ..., Volume 2

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1783
...upori purfelves, as the de\v appears to rife from the field which it refrefhes. To judge rightly pf an author, we muft tranfport ourfelves to his time,...what were his means of fupplying them. That which iž eafy at p.rje time was difficult at another, Dryden at leaft imported his fcience, and gave his...
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The lives of the most eminent English poets

Samuel Johnson, John Hawkins - 1787
...which we have beftowed upon ourfelves, as the dew appears to rife from the field which it refrefhes. { To judge rightly of an author, we muft tranfport ourfelves...difficult at another. Dryden at leaft imported his fciencc, and gave his country what it wanted before ; or rather, be imported only the materials, and...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: The lives of the most eminent English poets

Samuel Johnson, John Hawkins - English literature - 1787
...appears to rife from the field which it refrefhes. To judge .rightly of an author, we muft tranfpojt ourfelves to his time, and examine what were the wants of his contemporaries, arfd what were his means of fupplying them. That which is eafy at one time was difficult at another....
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The Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets: Dryden. Smith. Duke. King ...

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1794
...appears to rife from the field which it refrefhes. To judge rightly of the author, we muft Iranfport ourfelves to his time, and examine what were the wants...of his contemporaries, and what were his means of lupplying them. That which is eafy at one time was difficult at another. Dryden at leaft imported his...
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The Lives of the English Poets: and a Criticism of Their Work

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1795 - 536 pages
...which we have befrowed upon ourfelves, as the dew appears to rife from the field which it refrefhes. To judge rightly of an author, we muft tranfport ourfelves...to his time, and examine what were the wants of his cotemporaries, and what were his means of fupplying them. That which is eafy at one time was difficult...
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The Critical and Miscellaneous Prose Works of John Dryden, Now First ...

John Dryden - 1800
...rise from the field which it refreshes" To judge rightly of an authour, we must transport ourselves to his time, and examine what were the wants of his contemporaries, and what were his means of supplying them. That which is easy at one time was difficult at another. Dryden at least imported his...
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The Critical and Miscellaneous Prose Works of John Dryden ..., Volume 1, Part 1

John Dryden - 1800 - 442 pages
...rise from the field which it refreshes. " To judge rightly of an authour, we must transport ourselves to his time, and examine what were the wants of his contemporaries, and what were his means of supplying them. That which is easy at one time was difficult at another. Dryden at least imported his...
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The Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets: With Critical ..., Volume 2

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1801
...upon ourfelves, as the dew appears to rife from the field which it refrefhes. To judge rightly of the author, we muft tranfport ourfelves to his time, and...eafy at one time was difficult at another. Dryden at lead imported his fcience, and gave his country what it wanted before ; or, rather, he imported .only...
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