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" Whatever is great, desirable, or tremendous, is comprised in the name of the Supreme Being. Omnipotence cannot be exalted ; infinity cannot be amplified ; perfection cannot be improved. "
The works of Samuel Johnson - Page 276
by Samuel Johnson - 1806
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Prefaces, Biographical and Critical, to the Works of the English Poets, Volume 1

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1779 - 10 pages
...to be .hoped by Chriftians from metrical deiwoiion. Whatever is great, defireable., or tremendous, is comprifed in the name of the Supreme Being. Omnipotence...Supplication. Faith, invariably uniform, cannot be imnefheil by fancy with decorations.. Thanjdgiving, the moil joyful of all holy effufions, yet addreficd...
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The Critical Review: Or, Annals of Literature, Volume 47

Tobias George Smollett - English literature - 1779
...rarely to be hoped by Chriftians from metrical devotion. Whatever is great, defireable, or tremendous, is comprifed in the name of the Supreme Being. Omnipotence...improved. ' The employments of pious meditation are faith, thankigiving, repentance, and fupplication. Faith, invariably uniform, cannot be invefted by fancy...
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The Monthly Review, Or, Literary Journal, Volume 61

Books - 1780
...rarely to be hoped by Chriilians from metrical devotion. Whatever is great, defirable, or tremendous, is comprifed in the name of the Supreme Being. Omnipotence...Supplication. Faith, invariably uniform, cannot be inverted by fancy with decorations. Thankfgiving, the mod joyful of all holy effufions, yet addreffed...
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The Monthly Review, Volume 61

1780
...rarely to be hoped by Chriftians from me* trical devotion. Whatever is great, deiiratrie, or tremendous, is comprifed in the name of the Supreme Being. Omnipotence...Infinity cannot be amplified; Perfection cannot be in> proved. ' ; or ' Of fertiments purely religious, it will be found that the mod (in-.plt expiefiion...
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Zoraida: a Tragedy: As it is Acted at the Theatre-Royal in Drury-Lane. To ...

William Hodson - 1780 - 104 pages
...than the true ; for, as he ju.fHy ohfcrves, whatever is great, defirablc, or tremendous, is comprifej in the name of the Supreme Being. Omnipotence cannot...cannot be amplified ; perfection cannot be improved, Prefaces to the Englifh Poets. —Life of Waller, rrtoft impoffible, however they may hold their place...
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The Monthly Review, Volume 61

1780
...as it is ; fuppreffion and addition equally corrupt it 5 and fuch as it is, i: is known already. • The employments of pious meditation are Faith, Thankfgiving,...Supplication. Faith, invariably uniform, cannot be inverted by fancy with decorations. Thankfgiving, t'he moil joyful of all holy effufions, yet addreffed...
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The Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets;: Cowley. Denham. Milton. Butler ...

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1781 - 503 pages
...rarely to be hoped by Chriftians from metrisal devotion. Whatever is great, defireable, or tremendous, is comprifed in the name of the Supreme Being. Omnipotence cannot be exalted ; Infinity tiity cannot be amplified ; Perfe&ion daiiriot be improved. The employments of pious meditation, are...
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The Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets;: Cowley. Denham. Milton. Butler ...

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1781 - 503 pages
...be hoped by Chriftians from metrical devotion. What-. ever is great, defireable, or tremendous, i& comprifed in the name of the Supreme Being. Omnipotence cannot be. exalted.; Infinity nity cannot be amplified ; Perfection cannot be improved. The employments of pious meditation are Faith,...
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The Beauties of Johnson: Consisting of Maxims and Observations, Moral ...

Samuel Johnson - 1782 - 209 pages
...rarely to be hoped by Chriftians from metrical devotion. Whatever is great, defirous, or tremendous, is comprifed in the name of the Supreme Being. OMNIPOTENCE...cannot be amplified, PERFECTION cannot be improved. Pino. It is a general rule in poetry, that all appropriated terms of art, fhould be funk in general...
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The Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets;: With Critical ..., Volume 1

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1783
...tremendous, is eomprifed in thb name of the Supreme Being. Omnipotence eannpt be exalted ; Infinity * cannot cannot be amplified ; Perfection cannot be improved....Thankfgiving, the moft joyful of all holy effufions, yet addrefled to a Being without paffions, is confined to a few modes, and is to be felt rather than exprefled....
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