Search Images Maps Play YouTube News Gmail Drive More »
Sign in
Books Books
" 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
Full view - About this book

Half-hours with the best authors, selected by C. Knight, Volume 2

Half hours - 1847
...of these prefaces Johnson has truly said, " None of his prefaces were ever thought tedious. They haw not the formality of a settled style, in which the...cold or languid ; the whole is airy, animated, and vigorous ; what is little, is gay ; what is great, is splendid." Burke (according to Malone, who collected...
Full view - About this book

The Waverley Novels: With the Author's Last Corrections and Additions, Volume 8

Walter Scott - 1847
...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...half of the sentence betrays the other. The clauses ore never balanced, nor the periods modelled: every word seems to drop by chance, though it falls into...
Full view - About this book

New General Biographical Dictionary, Volume 7

Hugh James Rose - Biography - 1848
...have once commenced reading them, we can never lay aside till we have finished, Dr. Johnson says, " 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...
Full view - About this book

Lives of the most eminent English poets, with critical ..., Volume 1

Samuel Johnson - 1854
...pages which he has devoted to his patrons ; but none of his prefaces were ever thought tedious.162 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...
Full view - About this book

Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets: With Critical ..., Volume 1

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1854
...pages which he has devoted to his patrons ; but none of his prefaces were ever thought tedious.162 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. lie may be thought to mention himself...
Full view - About this book

Johnson's Lives of the British poets completed by W. Hazlitt, Volume 2

Samuel Johnson - 1854
...worth his notice, his works must be perused with very close attention. except those pages which he has devoted to his patrons ; but none of his prefaces...settled style, in which the first half of the sentence hetrays the other. The clauses are never balanced, nor the periods modelled; every word seems to drop...
Full view - About this book

Palaestra stili Latini; or, Materials for translation into Latin prose ...

Benjamin Hall Kennedy - 1855
...never been surpassed by any of those who have succeeded him. His clauses are never balanced, nor his periods modelled; every word seems to drop by chance,...cold or languid ; the whole is airy, animated, and vigorous; what is little is gay; what is great is splendid. Though all is easy, nothing is feeble ;...
Full view - About this book

Half-hours with the best authors, selected by C. Knight, Volume 2

Half hours - 1856
...Careless readers have a sort of dread of a preface. Yet of these prefaces Johnson has truly said, " None of his prefaces were ever thought tedious. They...betrays the other. The clauses are never balanced, r.or the periods modelled ; every word seems to drop by chance, though it falls into its proper place....
Full view - About this book

Half-hours with the best authors, selected by C. Knight, Volume 1

Half hours - 1856
...formality of a settled style, in wliich the first half of the sentence betrays the other. The clauses ars never balanced, nor the periods modelled ; every word...is cold or languid; the whole is airy, animated and vigorous; what is little, is gay; what is great, is splendid." Burke (according to Malone, who collected...
Full view - About this book

Biographical Sketches of Eminent British Poets: Chronologically Arranged ...

English poetry - 1857 - 508 pages
...disproportion of parts and features, cannot be ridiculed by an overcharged resemblance. His prefaces have not the formality of a settled style, in which...of the sentence betrays the other. The clauses are nevei balanced, nor the periods modelled; every word seems to drop by chance, though it falls into...
Full view - About this book




  1. My library
  2. Help
  3. Advanced Book Search
  4. Download EPUB
  5. Download PDF