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" They have not the formality of a settled style, in which the first half of the sentence betrays the other. The clauses are never balanced, nor the periods modelled : every word seems to drop by chance, though it falls into its proper place. Nothing is... "
The works of Samuel Johnson - Page 394
by Samuel Johnson - 1806
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Prefaces, Biographical and Critical, to the Works of the English Poets, Volume 3

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1779
...never Balanced, nor the periods modelled ; every word feems to drop by chance, though it falls into its proper place.. Nothing is cold or languid ; the whole...while he forces himfelf upon our efteem, we cannot' refute him to ftand high in his own;' Every thing is excufed by the play of images and the fpritelinefs...
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The Works of the English Poets: With Prefaces, Biographical and ..., Volume 61

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1772
...never Balanced, nor the periods modelled; every word feems to drop by chance, though it falls into its proper place. Nothing is cold or languid ; the whole...while he forces • himfelf upon our efteem, we cannot re- • fufe him to ftand high in his own.' Every thing is excufed by the play of images and the fpritelinefs...
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Prefaces, Biographical and Critical, to the Works of the English Poets, Volume 3

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1779
...never' balanced, nor the periods modelled; every word feems to drop by chance, though it falls into its proper place.' Nothing is cold or languid; the whole is airy, animated, and vigorous; what islittle, is gay; what is great, is fplendid. He may be thought to mention himfelftoo frequently; but...
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The Monthly Review, Or, Literary Journal, Volume 61

Books - 1780
...never balanced, nor the periods modelled ; every word feems to drop by chance, though it (alls into its proper place. Nothing is cold or languid; the whole is airy, animated, and vigorous; what is little, i» gay; what is great, is fplcndid. He may be thought to mention himfelf too frequently; but while...
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Annual Register, Volume 22

Edmund Burke - History - 1780
...balanced, nor the period» modelled ; every word feems to drop by chance, though it falls into its proper place. Nothing is cold or languid ; the whole is airy, animated, and vigoroqs ; what is little, is gay ; what is great, is fplendid. He may be thought to mention himfelf...
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The Monthly Review, Volume 61

1780
...never balanced, nor the periods modelled ; every word feems to drop by chance, though it falls into its proper place. Nothing is cold or languid ; the whole is airy, animated, r.,.d vigorous; what is little, is gay; what is great, is fplendid. He may be thought to mention himfelf...
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The Monthly Review, Volume 61

1780
...never balanced, nor the periods modelled ; every word feems to drop by chance, though it falls into its proper place. Nothing is cold or languid; the whole is airy, animated, ::,.d vigorous; what is little, is gay; what is great, fplendid. He may be thought to mention himfelf...
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The Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets;: Dryden. Smith. Duke. King ...

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1781 - 503 pages
...never balanced, nor the periods modelled ; every word feema to drop by chance, though it falls into its proper place. Nothing is cold or languid ; the whole...forces himfelf upon our efteem, we cannot refufe him fo ftand high in his own. Every thing is excufed by the play of images and the fpritelinefs of expreflion....
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Dryden. Smith. Duke. King. Sprat. Halifax. Parnell. Garth. Rowe. Addison ...

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1781
...place. Nothing is cold or languid j tfre whole is airy, animated, and vigorous j what is little is gayj what is great, is fplendid. He may be thought to mention himfelf too frequently j but while he forces himfelf upon our efteem, we cannot refufe him to ftand high in his own. Every...
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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
...never balanced, nor the periods modelled ; every word fcems to drop by chance, though it falls into its proper place. Nothing is cold or languid; the whole...too frequently; but while he forces himfelf upon our eftccm, we cannot refufe him to fland high in his own. Every thing is excufed by the play of images...
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