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preface biograpical and critical, to the works of the english poets - Page 62
by samuel johnson - 1779
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Prefaces, Biographical and Critical, to the Works of the English Poets ...

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1779
...his principles ; he grew firft regular, and then pious. His ftudies had been fo various, that I am not able to name a man of equal knowledge. His acquaintance...and what he did not immediately know, he could at leaft tell where to find. Such was his amplitude of learning, and fuch his copioufnefs of communication,...
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The Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets;: Dryden. Smith. Duke. King ...

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1781 - 503 pages
...his principles ; he grew firft regular> and then pious. His ftudies had been fo various, that I am not able to name a man of equal knowledge. His acquaintance...and what he did not immediately know, he could at leaft tell where to find. Such was his ami plitude of learning, and fuch his copioufnefs of communication,...
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The lives of the most eminent English poets

Samuel Johnson, John Hawkins - 1787
...preferved his principles; he grew firft regular, and then pious. His ftudies had been fo various, that I am not able to name a man of equal knowledge. His acquaintance...great; and what he did not immediately know he could at leaft tell where to find. Such was his amplitude of learning, and fuch his copioufnofs of communication,...
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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
...his principles; he grew fiift regular,, and then pious. His ftudies had been fo various, that 1 am. not able to name a man of equal knowledge. His acquaintance with books was great; and what he did oat immediately know he could at leaft tell where to find. Such was his amplitude of learning, and...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.

John Hawkins - Authors, English - 1787 - 605 pages
...Hisftudies had been foval-ions, that I am not able to namea man of equal knowledge. Hisacquaint* ance with books was great, and what he did not * immediately know, he could at leaft tell where to r find. Such was his amplitude of learning, and fuch ' his copioufnefs of comnuinication,...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson.LL.D..: The lives of the English poets

Samuel Johnson - 1792
...preferved his principles; he grew firft regular, and then pious. His ftudies had been fo various, that I am not able to name a man of equal knowledge. His acquaintance...great; and what he did not immediately know he could at leaft tell where to find. Such was his amplitude of learning, and fuch his copioufnefs of communication,...
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The Lives of the English Poets: and a Criticism of Their Work

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1795 - 536 pages
...his principles ; he grew firft regular, and then pious. His ftudies had been fo various, that I am not able to name a man of equal knowledge. His acquaintance...and what he did not immediately know, he could at leaft tell where to find. Such was his amplitude of learning, and fuch his copioufnefs of communication,...
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The Edinburgh Magazine, Or, Literary Miscellany, Volume 6

Books and bookselling - 1795
...j of this he never was fparing to communicate. I may juftly fay in the language of Dr Joliufon, : " His acquaintance with books was great, and what he did not immediately know, he could at lead tell where to find. Such was his amplitude of learning, and fuch his copioufnefs of communication,...
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The Gentleman's Magazine, Volume 65, Part 2

Early English newspapers - 1795
...cf this be ntver '•'as Ipjring to communicate. J may juflly fay, in the language of Dr. JohnfuB, " His acquaintance with books was great; and what he did not immediately know, he could at lead tell where to find. Such was his amplitude- of learning, and fuch his copionfcefs of comrnunicalion,...
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Life of Johnson: Including Boswell's Journal of a Tour to the ..., Volume 1

James Boswell - 1799
...his principles ; he grew first regular, and then pious. ' His studies had been so various, that I am not able to name a man of equal knowledge. His acquaintance...and what he did not immediately know, he could, at least, tell where to find. Such was his amplitude of learning, and such his copiousness of communication,...
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