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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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The Miscellaneous Prose Works of Sir Walter Scott, Volume 1

Walter Scott - Chivalry - 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 capridous, conversation, fatigate (if not fatigue), figure, gallant, good graces ;...
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Lives of the poets. Lives of eminent persons. Political tracts. Philological ...

Samuel Johnson, Arthur Murphy - 1834
...Criticism, either didactic or defensive, occuj almost all his prose, except those pages whi he haa deroted to his patrons ; but none of his prefaces were ever...not the formality of a settled style, in which the fir&t half of the sentence betrays the other. The pauses are never balanced, nor the periods modelled...
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Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets,: With Critical Observations on ...

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1835
...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...the formality of a settled style, in which the first haK of the sentence betrays the other. The clauses are never balanced, nor the periods modelled : every...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: Lives of the poets

Samuel Johnson - 1837
...sentence betrays the other. The pauses axe never balanced, nor the periods modelled ; every word scorns Petrarch, from whom ! vigorous; what is little, is gay ; what is great, \ is splendid. He may be thought to mention I himself...
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Works, Volume 2

Samuel Johnson - English literature - 1838
...fonnality of a settled style, in which the first half of the sentence betrnys the other. The pauses arc never balanced, nor the periods modelled ; every word...cold or languid ; the whole is airy, animated, and rigorous ; what is little, is gay ; what is great, is splendid. He may be thought to mention himself...
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A Grammar of Rhetoric, and Polite Literature: Comprehending the Principles ...

Alexander Jamieson - English language - 1838 - 306 pages
...of a settled style, in which the first half of tin tentence betrays the other. The clauses are novcr balanced, nor the periods modelled ; every word seems...cold or languid ; the whole is airy, animated, and vigorous 3 what is little, is gay ; what is groat, is splendid. Though all is easy, nolhmg is feeble...
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Lives of the English Poets: With Critical Observations on Their Works ; And ...

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1840 - 502 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...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 - 1840
...all his prose, except those pages which he haļ devot e J to his patrons ; but none of his preface« solicitation, to rescue Pope from the talons of Crotisaz,...imputation of favouring fatality, or rejecting revelat pauses are never balanced, nor the periods modelled ; every word seems to drop by chance, though it...
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A Grammar of Rhetoric and Polite Literature: Comprehending the Principles of ...

Alexander Jamieson - English language - 1840 - 306 pages
...sentence betrays the other. The clauses are never balanced, nor the periods modeiled ; every word seema to drop by chance, though it falls into its proper...cold or languid ; the whole is airy, animated, and vigorous : what is little, u gay ; what ia great, is splendid. Though all is easy, nothing is feeble...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: With an Essay on His Life and ..., Volume 2

Samuel Johnson, Arthur Murphy - 1843
...defensive, occupie* almost all hie prose, except those pages which he has devoted to his patron»; vigour, having the wh īle body of his subjects to oppose. He pauses are never balanced, nor the periods modelled ; every word seems to drop by chance, though it...
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