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" Those writers who lay on the watch for novelty could have little hope of greatness; for great things cannot have escaped former observation. "
The Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets;: Cowley. Denham. Milton. Butler ... - Page 31
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
...original import means exility of particles, it taken in its metaphorical meaning for nicety of diftindion. Thofe writers who lay on the watch for novelty could have little hope of greamefs ; for great things can. not have efcaped former obfervation. Their attempts were always analytick...
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Prefaces, Biographical and Critical, to the Works of the English Poets, Volume 1

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1779 - 10 pages
...great propriety that Subtlety, which in its original import means exility of particks, is taken in ks metaphorical meaning for nicety of diftinction. Thofe writers who lay on the watqh for novelty could have little hope of greatnefe ;. for greatthings cannot have efcaped .former...
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The Monthly Review, Volume 61

1780
...particles, is taken in its metaphorical meaning for nicety of diAinclion. Thofe writers v, ho layon the watch for novelty could have little hope of greatnefs...efcaped former obfervation. Their attempts were always analytic ; they broke every im.-.ge into fragments; and could no more reprefent, by their Hender conceits...
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The Monthly Review, Or, Literary Journal, Volume 61

Books - 1780
...defcriptions not defcending to minutenefs. It is with great propriety that Subtlety, which in its original import means exility of particles, is taken in its metaphorical meaning for nicety of diftinfiion. Thofe writers who lay on the watch for novelty could have little hope of greatnefs ; for...
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The Monthly Review, Volume 61

1780
...defcriptions not defcending to minutenefs. It is with great propriety that Subtlety, which iu its original import means exility of particles, is taken in its metaphorical meaning for nicety of dillinclion. Thofe writers who lay on the watch for novelty could have little hope of greatnefs; for...
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Annual Register, Volume 22

Edmund Burke - History - 1780
...defcriptions not defending to minuteneis. It is with great propriety that Subtlety, which in its original import means exility of particles, is taken in its metaphorical meaning for nicety of diftinftion. Thofe writers who lay on the watch for novelty could have little hope of greatnefs ; for...
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The lives of the most eminent English poets

Samuel Johnson, John Hawkins - 1787
...defcending to minutenefs. It is with great propriety that Subtlety, which in its original imę port means exility of particles, is taken in its metaphorical...greatnefs; for great things cannot have efcaped former mer obfervation. Their attempts were always analytick; they broke every image into fragments; and could...
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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
...defcriptions not defcending to minutenefs. It is with great propriety that Subtlety, which in its original import means exility of particles, is taken in its metaphorical meaning for nicety of diftincYion. Thofe writers who lay on the watch for novelty could have little hope of grcatnds; for...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson.LL.D..: The lives of the English poets

Samuel Johnson - 1792
...defcriptions not dcfcending to minutenefs. It is with great propriety that Subtlety, which in its original import means exility of particles, is taken in its...meaning for nicety of diftinction. Thofe writers who lie on the watch for novelty could have little hope of greatnefs; for great things cannot haveefcaped...
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The Annual Register, Or, A View of the History, Politics, and Literature for ...

History - 1796
...exility of particles; it taken in its metaphorical meaning for nicety of dillinclion. Thofe wiiters who lay on the watch for novelty could have little hope of greatnds ; for great things can'not have eicaped former oblervation. Their attempts were always analytick...
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