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" Of this kind of meanness he never seems to decline the practice or lament the necessity : he considers the great as entitled to encomiastic homage ; and brings praise rather as a tribute than a gift, more delighted with the fertility of his invention... "
The Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets;: Dryden. Smith. Duke. King ... - Page 93
by Samuel Johnson - 1781 - 503 pages
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Prefaces, Biographical and Critical, to the Works of the English Poets, Volume 3

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1779
...this kind of meannefs he never feems to decline the pradtice, or lament the neceffity : he confiders the great as entitled to encomiaftick homage, and...his intereft. There are minds which eafily fink into fubmiflion, that look on gran| deur with undiftinguifhing reverence, and difcover no defed: where there...
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The Works of the English Poets: With Prefaces, Biographical and ..., Volume 61

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1772
...decline the practice, or lament the neceffity : he confiders the great as entitled to encomiaflick homage, and brings praife rather as a, tribute than...his intereft. There are minds which eafily fink into fubmiffion, that look on grandeur with undiftinguifhing reverence, and difcover no defect where there...
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Prefaces, Biographical and Critical, to the Works of the English Poets, Volume 3

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1779
...decline the praftice, or lament the neceffity : he confiders the great as entitled tt> eneomiaftick homage, and brings praife rather as a tribute than...by the proftitution of his judgement. It is indeed qot certain, that on thefe occafions his judgement much rebelled againft his intereft. There are minds...
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The lives of the most eminent English poets

Samuel Johnson, John Hawkins - 1787
...this kind of meannefs he never feems to decline the practice, or lament the neceffity : he confiders the great as entitled to encomiaftick homage, and...his intereft. There are minds which eafily fink into fubmiffion, that look on grandeur with updiftinguifhing t*- * reverence, and difcover no defect where...
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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
...decline the practice, or lament the necefiity : he ceniiders the great as entitled to encor miaflick homage, and brings praife rather as a tribute than...fertility of his invention, than mortified by the proflitution of his. judgement. It is indeed not certain, that on thefe occafions his judgement much...
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The works of the English poets. With prefaces, biographical and ..., Volume 2

English poets - 1790
...this kind of meannefs he never feems to decline the practice, or lament the neceffity : he confiders the great as entitled to encomiaftick homage, and...brings praife rather as a tribute than a gift^ more more delighted with the fertility of his invention, than mortified by the proftitution of his judgement....
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The Works of Samuel Johnson.LL.D..: The lives of the English poets

Samuel Johnson - 1792
...this kind of meannefs he never feems to decline the practice, or lament the neceffity : he confiders the great as entitled to encomiaftick homage, and...his intereft. There are minds which eafily fink into fubmiffion, that look on grandeur with undiftinguifhing reverence, and difcover no defect: where there...
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A Complete Edition of the Poets of Great Britain..: Dryden. Rochester ...

1793
...he never fecms to decline the piaflice or lament the ncceffity. He appears to have been ^-^sidighted with the fertility of his invention than mortified by the proftitution of his judgc«:, »hich was probably, like his immorality and his merriment, artificial and conftrained, the...
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The Lives of the English Poets: and a Criticism of Their Work

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1795 - 536 pages
...meannefs he never items to decline the practice, or lament the *" neceflity : neceflity : he confiders the great as entitled to encomiaftick homage, and...his intereft. There are minds which eafily fink into fubmiffion, that look on grandeur with undiftinguifhlng reverence, and difcover no defect where there...
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The Works of the British Poets: With Prefaces, Biographical and ..., Volume 6

Robert Anderson - English poetry - 1795
...kind of ceaaneu he never feems to decline the pranire or lament the ncccffity. He appears to have been more delighted with the fertility of his invention than mortified by the proftitution of his judgratnr, which was probably, like his immorality and his merriment, artificial and conilrained, the...
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