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" Perhaps no nation ever produced a writer that enriched his language with such variety of models. To him we owe the improvement, perhaps the completion, of our metre, the refinement of our language, and much of the correctness of our sentiments. "
The Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets;: Dryden. Smith. Duke. King ... - Page 192
by Samuel Johnson - 1781 - 503 pages
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The Critical Review: Or, Annals of Literature, Volume 47

Tobias George Smollett - English literature - 1779
..." he could felett from them better fpeeimens of every mode of poetry than any other Engliih writer could fupply. Perhaps no nation ever produced a writer...metre, the refinement of our language, and much of the correftnefs of our fentiments. Fy him we were taught Japert & fari, to think naturally and expreis...
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Prefaces, Biographical and Critical, to the Works of the English Poets, Volume 3

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1779
...that he could'felt'51 from tkem better fpecimens of every mode of poetry than any other Englljh writer could fupply- Perhaps no nation ever produced a writer...we owe the improvement, perhaps the completion of OUT metre, the refinement of our language, and much of the correctnefs of our fentiments. By him we...
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The Works of the English Poets: With Prefaces, Biographical and ..., Volume 61

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1772
...than any other Enghjh writer could fufply. Perhaps no nation ever produced a writer that enriched hrs language with fuch variety of models. To him we owe...metre, the refinement of our language, and much of the corredlnefs of our fcntiments. By him we were taught Japere & fan, to think naturally and exprefs forcibly....
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Prefaces, Biographical and Critical, to the Works of the English Poets, Volume 3

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1779
...feicft from them better fpeclmens of every mode of poetry than any other Engiijh writer could, fwpply. Perhaps no nation ever produced a writer that enriched...owe the improvement, perhaps the completion of our nietfe, the refinement of our language, and much of the correctnefs of our fentiments. By him we xvere...
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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
...felefl from them hetter fpecimens of every mode of poetry than any other Engti/h writer could fuppfy. Perhaps no nation ever produced a writer that enriched...corre&nefs of our fentiments. By him we were taught fafere & fari, to think naturally and exprefs foreibly. Though Davis has reafoned in rhyme before him,...
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The lives of the most eminent English poets

Samuel Johnson, John Hawkins - 1787
...feleft from them better fpecimens of every mode of poetry than any other Engli/b writer could fuppfy. Perhaps no nation ever produced a writer that enriched his language with fuch'variety of models. To him ive owethe improvement, perhaps the completion of our metre, the refinement...
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The works of the English poets. With prefaces, biographical and ..., Volume 2

English poets - 1790
...he could feleft from them better fpecimens " of every mode of poetry than any other " Englifh writer could fupply." Perhaps no nation ever produced a writer...the refinement . of our language, and much of the correftnefs of our fentiments. By him we were taught " fa" pere & fari," to think naturally and exprefc...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson.LL.D..: The lives of the English poets

Samuel Johnson - 1792
...he could felect from them better fpecimens of every " mode of poetry than any other Englifh writer could " fupply." Perhaps no nation ever produced a...his language with fuch variety of models. To him we awe the improvement, perhaps the completion of our metre, the refinement of our language, and much...
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A Complete Edition of the Poets of Great Britain..: Dryden. Rochester ...

1793
...cuccd a writer that enriched hi* lauguage with fuch variety of models. To him we owe the it provemcnt, perhaps the completion of our metre, the refinement of our language, and much of к correíh'.efs of our fentimcBti. By him we were taught " fipsre et fari," to think naturally, *...
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The Works of the British Poets: With Prefaces, Biographical and Critical ...

Robert Anderson - English poetry - 1795
...he could felect from them better fpecimeru o£ every mode of poetry, than any other Englilh writer could fupply." Perhaps no nation ever produced a writer...metre, the refinement of our language, and much of the eorrectncfs of our fcntiments. By him we were taught " fapere et fari," to think naturally, and exprefs...
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