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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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Examples of English Prose: From the Reign of Elizabeth to the Present Time ...

George Walker - English prose literature - 1825 - 615 pages
...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...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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Essay on Language

William Samuel Cardell - Language and languages - 1825 - 203 pages
...from Dr. Johnson's Life of Dryden, the describing adjectives are printed in italic. "His prefaces bave not the formality of a. settled style, in which the...other. The clauses are never balanced, nor the periods modeled ; every word seems to drop by chance, though it falls into its proper place. Nothing is cold...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Lives of the poets

Samuel Johnson - 1825
...half of the Sentence betrays the other. The 'clauses are never balanced, nor the periods modelled ; v every word seems to drop by chance, though it falls...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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Memoirs of John Dryden, Volumes 1-2

Walter Scott - 1826
...can never lay aside till we have finished, Dr Johnson has said, with equal force and beauty, — They have not the formality of a settled style, in...into its proper place. Nothing is cold or languid : ten occurs in Shakspeare, both as a substantive and verb. And many other of the above words may be...
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Memoirs of John Dryden

Walter Scott - 1826 - 277 pages
...can never lay aside till we have finished, Dr Johnson has said, with equal force and beauty, — They have not the formality of a settled style, in...into its proper place. Nothing is cold or languid ; ten occurs in Shakspeare, both as a substantive and verb. And many other of the above words may be...
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The Lives of the English Poets, Volume 1

Samuel Johnson - Poets, English - 1826 - 420 pages
...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 were...formality of a settled style, in which the first half the sentence betrays the other. The pauses are never balanced, nor the periods modelled ; every word...
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The miscellaneous prose works of sir Walter Scott, Volume 1

sir Walter Scott (bart [prose, collected]) - 1827
...can never lay aside till we have finished, Dr Johnson has said, with equal force and beauty, — " They have not the formality of a settled style, in...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 too...
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Life of Dryden

Walter Scott - Chivalry - 1827
...can never lay aside till we have finished, Dr Johnson has said, with equal force and beauty, — " They have not the formality of a settled style, in...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 too...
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The Miscellaneous Prose Works of Sir Walter Scott, Bart: In Six ..., Volume 1

Walter Scott - Authors, English - 1829 - 323 pages
...force and beauty,—" They have not the formality of a settled style, in which the first half of (he sentence betrays the other. The clauses are never...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 too...
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The Prose Works of Sir Walter Scott, Bart: Life of Dryden

Walter Scott - Authors, English - 1834
...we can never lay aside till we have finished, Dr Johnson has said, with equal force and beauty : " They have not the formality of a settled style, in...cold or languid ; the whole is airy, animated, and 1 Shakspeare has capricious, conversation, fatigate (if not fatigue], Jigwe, gallant, good graces ;...
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