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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;: Dryden. Smith. Duke. King ... - Page 444
by Samuel Johnson - 1781 - 503 pages
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The Scots Magazine, Volume 43

English literature - 1781
...yet if his language had been lefs idiomatical, it might have loft fomewhat of its genuine Anglicifm. What he attempted, he performed ; he is never feeble, and he did not wifh to be energetic ; he is never rapid, and he never Itagnatcs. His leniences have neither llupid amplitude,,...
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The Annual Register of World Events: A Review of the Year, Volume 25

Edmund Burke - History - 1800
...yet if his language had been lefs idiomatical, it might have loft fomewhat of its genuine anglicifm. What he attempted, he performed ; he is never feeble, and he did not wifh to be energetic ; he is never rapid, and he never ftagnates. His fentences have neither ftudied amplitude,...
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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,...diligently rounded, are voluble and eafy. Whoever wifhes to attain an Englifh ftile, familiar but not coarfe, and elegant but cot oftentatious, muft...
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Prefaces, Biographical and Critical, to the Works of the English Poets, Volume 5

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1781
...yet if his language had been lefs idiomatical, it might have loft fomewhat of its genuine Anglicifm. What he attempted, he performed; he is never feeble,...His fentences have neither ftudied amplitude, nor affe<fted brevity : his periods, though not diligently rounded, are voluble and eafy. Whoever wifhes...
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The Works of the English Poets: With Prefaces, Biographical and ..., Volume 63

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1781
...of its genuine Anglicifm. What he attempted, he performed.; he is never feeble, and he did.not wife to be energetick ; he is never rapid, and he never...His fentences have neither ftudied amplitude, nor affedled brevity : bis periods, though not diligently rounded, are voluble and eafy. Whoever wrfhes...
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Prefaces, Biographical and Critical, to the Works of the English Poets, Volume 5

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1781
...if his language .had .been lefs idiomatical, it might .have loft fomewhat of its genuine Anglicifm. .What he attempted, he performed; he is never feeble, and he did .not wifh to be enecgetick ; he .is aever rapid, .and he never Itagnates. His fentences have neither ftudied amplitude,...
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The Critical Review, Or, Annals of Literature, Volume 52

Tobias Smollett - English literature - 1781
...yet if his language had been lefs idiomatical, ft might have loft fomewhat of its genuine Anglicifm. What he attempted', he performed ; he is never feeble, and he did not wi(h to be energetick ; he is .never rapid, and he never Magnates, Hfe fenfences have nei. ther ftudied...
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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...
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THE MONTHLY REVIEW OR LITERARY JOURNAL

Several Hands - 1781
...yet if his language had been !efs idiomatical, it might have loft fomewhat of its genuine Anglicifm. What he attempted, he performed ; he is never feeble, and he did rot wi(h to be energetic ; he is never rapid, and he never Magnates His fentences have neither fludied...
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Lessons in Elocution, Or, A Selection of Pieces in Prose and Verse: For the ...

William Scott - Elocution - 1789 - 398 pages
...yet, if his language had been lei's idiomatical, it might have loft fomewhat of its genuine Anglicifm. What he attempted he performed : he is never feeble, and he did not wifh to bs energetic ; he is never rapid, and he never ftagnates. His fentsr.ccs have neither itudied amplitude...
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