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" They have not the formality of a settled style, in which the first half of the sentence betrays the other. The clauses are never balanced, nor the periods modelled : every word seems to drop by chance, though it falls into its proper place. Nothing is... "
The works of the poets of Great Britain and Ireland. With prefaces ... - Page 204
by Great Britain - 1804
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Lectures on rhetoric and belles lettres, Volume 1

Hugh Blair - English literature - 1811 - 358 pages
...Dryden, gives the following character of his prose style : " His prefaces have not the for" mality of a settled style, in which the first half of the...though it falls into its proper place. Nothing is col-i or " languid ; the whole is airy, animated, and vigorous ; what '' is little, is gay ; what is...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, L. L. D.: In Twelve Volumes, Volume 9

Samuel Johnson - 1811
...Criticism, either didactick or defensive, occupies almost all his prose, except those pages which he has devoted to his patrons ; but none of his prefaces...of a settled style, in which the first half of the sentenca betrays the other. The pauses are never balanced, nor the periods modelled : every word seems...
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The Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets: With Critical Observations on ...

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1811
...style, in which the first half of the sentence betrays the other. The pauses are never balanced, jior the periods modelled : every word seems to drop. by...cold or languid ; the whole is airy, animated^. and vigorous ; what is little, is gay ; what is great, h . • splendid. He may be thought to mention himself...
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The Poetical Works of John Dryden: Containing Original Poems, Tales, and ...

John Dryden - 1811 - 445 pages
...fentence betrays the other. The claufes are never balanced, nor the periods modelled : every word feems to drop by chance, though it falls into its proper...cold or languid : the whole is airy, animated, and vigorous ; what is little, is gay ; what is great, is fplendid. He may be thought to mention himfelf...
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Lectures on Rhetoric and Belles Lettres, Volume 2

Hugh Blair - English language - 1812
..." betrays the other. The claufes are never balanced, nor the " periods modelled ; every word feems to drop by chance, " though it falls into its proper...cold or " languid, the whole is airy, animated, and vigorous ; what " is little, is gay ; what is great, is fplendid. Though all is " eafy, nothing is...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, Volume 9

Samuel Johnson - English literature - 1816
...Criticism, either didactick or defensive, occupies almost all his prose, except those pages which he has devoted to his patrons ; but none of his prefaces...cold or languid : the whole is airy, animated, and vigorous ; what is little, is gay ; what is great, is splendid. He may be thought to mention himself...
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The works of Samuel Johnson, Volume 6

Samuel Johnson - 1818
...Criticism, either didactick or defensive, occupies almost all his prose, except those pages which he has devoted to his patrons ; but none of his prefaces...first half of the sentence betrays the other. The pauses are never balanced, nor the periods modelled : every word seems to drop by chance, though it...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.

Samuel Johnson, Arthur Murphy - English literature - 1820
...Criticism, either didactic or defensive, occupies almost all his prose, except those pages which he has devoted to his patrons ; but none of his prefaces...cold or languid : the whole is airy, animated, and vigorous ; what is little, is gay ; what is great, is splendid. He may be thought to mention himself...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.

Samuel Johnson, Arthur Murphy - English literature - 1820
...Criticism, either didactic or defensive, occupies almost all his prose, except those pages which he has devoted to his patrons ; but none of his prefaces...cold or languid : the whole is airy, animated, and vigorous; what is little, is gay ; what is great, is splendid. He may be thought to mention himself...
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Lectures on rhetoric &c

Hugh Blair - 1820
...Dr. Johnson, in his life of Dryden, gives the following character of his prose Style: " His prefaces have not the formality of a ' settled Style, in which...modelled; ' every word seems to drop by chance, though it fells into its ' proper place. Nothing is cold or languid, the whole is airy, ' animated, and vigorous;...
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