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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... "
The Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets;: With Critical Observations on ... - Page 420
by Samuel Johnson - 1783
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The Scots Magazine, Volume 43

English literature - 1781
...is never rapid, and he never Itagnatcs. His leniences have neither llupid amplitude,, nor affcited brevity : his periods, though not diligently rounded,...are voluble and eafy. Whoever wifhes to attain an Knglifh ftyle, familiar but not coarfe, and elegant but not oftentatious, miift give his days and nights...
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The Annual Register of World Events: A Review of the Year, Volume 25

Edmund Burke - History - 1800
...he is never rapid, and he never ftagnates. His fentences have neither ftudied amplitude, nor affe&ed brevity ; his periods, though not diligently rounded,...voluble and eafy. Whoever wifhes to attain an Englifh ftylc, familiar but not coarfe,and elegant but not oftentatious, muft give his days and nights to the...
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prefaces, biographical and critical, to the works of the english poets.

samuel johnson - 1781
...yet if his language had been lefs idiomatical, it might have loft fomewhat of its genuine Anglicifrru What he attempted, he performed; he is never feeble,...voluble and eafy. Whoever wifhes to attain an Englifh ftile, familiar but not coarfe, and elegant but cot oftentatious, muft give his days and nights to...
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Prefaces, Biographical and Critical, to the Works of the English Poets, Volume 5

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1781
...is never rapid, .and he never ftagnates. His fentences have neither ftudied amplitude, nor affe<fted brevity : his periods, though not diligently rounded,...voluble and eafy. Whoever wifhes to attain an Englifh ftile, familiar but not coarfe, and elegant but not oftentatious, muft give his days and alights to...
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The Critical Review, Or, Annals of Literature, Volume 52

Tobias Smollett - English literature - 1781
...not wi(h to be energetick ; he is .never rapid, and he never Magnates, Hfe fenfences have nei. ther ftudied amplitude, nor affected brevity : his periods,...diligently rounded, are voluble and eafy. Whoever wifiies to attain an Englifh ftile, familiar but not coarfe, and elegant but not oftentatious, muft...
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The Monthly Review, Or, Literary Journal, Volume 65

Books - 1781
...is never rapid, and he never ftagnates His fentences. ha>e neither fludied amplitude, nor affeftfd brevity: his periods, though not diligently rounded,...are voluble and eafy. Whoever wifhes to attain an Englifli itile, familiar but not coarfe, and elegant but not cfleutatious, inuit give his days and...
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Lessons in Elocution, Or, A Selection of Pieces in Prose and Verse: For the ...

William Scott - Elocution - 1789 - 398 pages
...wifh to bs energetic ; he is never rapid, and he never ftagnates. His fentsr.ccs have neither itudied amplitude nor affected brevity ; his periods, though...diligently rounded, are voluble and eafy. — Whoever wiflies to attain an Englifli ftyle, familiar buc not coarfe,. and elegant but not oftentaiions, mull...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Comprehending an Account of His ..., Volume 1

James Boswell - Authors, English - 1791 - 516 pages
...call it pofitively feeble. Let us remember the character of his ftyle, as given by Johnfon himfelf: " What he attempted, he performed; he is never feeble,...oftentatious, muft give his days and nights to the volumes of AddifonV Though the Rambler was not concluded till the year 1752, I fhall, under this year, fay all...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Comprehending an Account of His ..., Volume 1

James Boswell - Authors, English - 1791 - 516 pages
...call it pofitively feeble. Let us remember the character of his flyle, as given byjohnfon himfelf: " What he attempted, he performed; he is never feeble,...voluble and eafy. Whoever wifhes to attain an Englifh flyle, familiar but not coarfe, and elegant but not oftentatious, muft give his days and nights to...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson.LL.D..: The lives of the English poets

Samuel Johnson - 1792
...harfhnefs and feverity of diction ; he is therefore fometimes verbofe in his tranfitions and connexions, and fometimes defcends too much to the language of...rounded, are voluble and eafy. Whoever wifh.es to attain :sy Englifh ftyle, familiar but not coarfe, and elegant but not oftentatious, muft give his days and...
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