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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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Essays of British Essayists: Including Biographical and Critical Sketches

English essays - 1900
..."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 too...
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Essays of John Dryden: Introdcution. List of Dryden's works. Epistle ...

John Dryden - Criticism - 1900
...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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Essays of John Dryden: Introduction ; List of Dryden's works ; Epistle ...

John Dryden - Criticism - 1900
...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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Latin Prose Composition: Containing passages of graduated difficulty for ...

George Gilbert Ramsay - Latin language - 1903
...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...
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Elementary Guide to Literary Criticism

Franklin Verzelius Newton Painter - Criticism - 1903 - 195 pages
...first naif dl the sentence betrays the other. The clauses are never balanced, nor the periods modeled; 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; and what is great, is splendid. He may be thought to mention himself...
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Cowley (1618) to Burns (1759)

Sir William Robertson Nicoll, Thomas Seccombe - English literature - 1907
...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...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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Composition and Style: A Complete Literary Handbook and Manual with a Guide ...

Robert D. Blackman - Authorship - 1908 - 320 pages
...have rarely been surpassed by 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...
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The Poetical Works of John Dryden

John Dryden - English poetry - 1909 - 1056 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...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 poetical works of John Dryden

John Dryden - 1909 - 1056 pages
...first half of the sentence betrays the other. The clauses are never balanced, nor the periods modeled. 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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Readings in English Prose of the Eighteenth Century

Raymond Macdonald Alden - English prose literature - 1911 - 724 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...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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