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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 Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets;: Dryden. Smith. Duke. King ... - Page 120
by Samuel Johnson - 1781 - 503 pages
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The Annual Register of World Events: A Review of the Year, Volume 22

History - 1796
...are never balanced, nor the periodi modelled ; every word ferms to drop by chance, though it fallj into its proper place. Nothing is cold or languid ; the whole is airr, animated, and vigorous ; what ii little, ii gay; v.hzt is great, ii fpler.did. He may be thought...
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Prefaces, Biographical and Critical, to the Works of the English Poets, Volume 3

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1779
...fentence betrays the other. The claufes are never' balanced, nor the periods modelled; every word feems to drop by chance, though it falls into its proper...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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Annual Register, Volume 22

Edmund Burke - History - 1780
...fentence betrays the other. The claufes are never balanced, nor the period» modelled ; every word feems to drop by chance, though it falls into its proper...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
...fentence betrays the other. The claufes are never balanced, nor the periods modelled ; every word feems to drop by chance, though it falls into its proper...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
...fentence betrays the other. The claufes are never balanced, nor the periods modelled ; every word feems to drop by chance, though it falls into its proper...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 Monthly Review, Or, Literary Journal, Volume 61

Books - 1780
...are 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;...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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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: The lives of the most eminent English poets

Samuel Johnson, John Hawkins - English literature - 1787
...fcntence betrays the other. The claufes are never balanced, nor the periods modelled ; every word fcems to drop by chance, though it falls into its proper...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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The lives of the most eminent English poets

Samuel Johnson, John Hawkins - 1787
...fentence betrays the other. The claufes are never balanced, nor the periods modelled ; every word feems to drop by chance, though it falls into its proper...vigorous; what is little, is gay; what is great, is fplcndid. He may be thought to mention himfelf too frequently; but while he forces himfelf upon our...
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A Complete Edition of the Poets of Great Britain..: Dryden. Rochester ...

1793
...never balanced, nor (he periods modelled : every word fecau to ¿гор by chance, though it fallt into its proper place. Nothing is cold or languid...gay ; what is great, is fplendid. He may be thought is mention himfelf too frequently ; but while be forces himfclf upon cur eilccin, we cannot refait...
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Lectures on Rhetoric and Belles Lettres, Volume 1

Hugh Blair - English language - 1793
...claufes are never balanced, nor the periods modelled ; every word leems to drop by chance, thonnh ic falls into its proper place. Nothing is cold or languid ! the whole is airy, animated, anrl vigorous ; what i* little, is gay ; what is great, is fplemlid. Though all 5s e?<y, nothing is...
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