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" Nor was the sublime more within their reach than the pathetic; for they never attempted that comprehension and expanse of thought which at once fills the whole mind, and of which the first effect is sudden astonishment, and the second rational admiration.... "
Lives - Page 11
by Samuel Johnson - 1800
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The Monthly Review, Or, Literary Journal, Volume 61

Books - 1780
...and confilt in portions not limited by exceptions, and in defcriptions not defcending to minutenefs. It is with great propriety that Subtlety, which in...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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Annual Register, Volume 22

Edmund Burke - History - 1780
...and confift in pofttions not limited by exceptions, and in defcriptions not defending to minuteneis. It is with great propriety that Subtlety, which in...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;: Cowley. Denham. Milton. Butler ...

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1781 - 503 pages
...and confift in politions not limited by exceptions, and in defcriptions not defcending to minutenefs. It is with great propriety that Subtlety, which in...is taken in its metaphorical meaning for nicety of diftinction. Thofe writers who lay on the watch for novelty could have little hope of greatnefs ; for...
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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
...and conlift in politions not limited by exceptions, and in defcriptions not defcending to minutenefs. It is with great propriety that Subtlety, which in...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
...and confirt in pofitions not limited by exceptions, and in defcriptions not dcfcending to minutenefs. It is with great propriety that Subtlety, which in...is taken in its metaphorical meaning for nicety of diftinction. Thofe writers who lie on the watch for novelty could have little hope of greatnefs; for...
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The Lives of the English Poets: and a Criticism of Their Work

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1795 - 536 pages
...and confift in pofitions not limited by exceptions, and in defcriptions not defcending to minutenefs. It is with great propriety that Subtlety, which in...is taken in its metaphorical meaning for nicety of diftinction. Thofe writers who lay on the watch for novelty could have little hope of greatnefs ; for...
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Lives of English poets

Samuel Johnson - 1801
...and confift in politions not limited by exceptions, and in defcriptions not defcending to minuteneis. It is with great propriety that Subtlety, which in...is taken in its metaphorical meaning for nicety of diftinction. Thofe writers who lay on the watch for novelty could have little hope of greatnefs ; for...
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The New Annual Register, Or General Repository of History, Politics, and ...

English poetry - 1801
...exceptions, and in defcriptions not defcending to minutenefs. It is with great propriety that fubtilty (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 works of the poets of Great Britain and Ireland. With prefaces ..., Volume 1

Great Britain - 1804
...and expanse of thought which at once fills the whole mind, and of which the first effect is sudden astonishment, and the second rational admiration....distinction. Those writers who lay on the watch for invelty could have little hope of greatness; for great things cannot have escaped former observation....
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The Beauties of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Consisting of Maxims and Observations ...

Samuel Johnson - 1804 - 394 pages
...vol. 2, p. 149. SUBLIMITY. Sublimity is produced by aggregation, and littleness by ditpersion. — Great thoughts are always general, and consist in...and in descriptions not descending to minuteness. Life of Cowley. SCIENCE, Divide and conquer, is a principle equally, just in science as in policy....
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