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" Addison is now despised by some who perhaps would never have seen his defects but by the lights which he afforded them. "
Lives of the English Poets: Smith-Savage - Page 146
by Samuel Johnson - 1905
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The Works of Alexander Pope, Esq: In Nine Volumes, Complete. With ..., Volume 1

Alexander Pope - 1797
...replied in the following excellent words : " It is not uncommon for thofe who have grown wife hy the labour of others, to add a little of their own, and overlook their mafters. Addifon is now defpiftd by fome, who, perhaps, would never have feen his defects, but by the...
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Lives

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1800
...grown wise by the labour of others, little of their own, and overlook their masteis. Addison is ncKv by some who perhaps would never have seen his defects, but by 5 which he afforded them. That he always wrote as he would think ary to write now, cannot be affirmed...
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The Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets: With Critical ..., Volume 2

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1801
...overlook their maflers. Addifon is now defpifed by fome who perhaps would never have feen his defers, but by the lights which he afforded them. That he always wrote as he would think it JiecefTary to write now, cannot be affirmed ; his i:illruftions were luch as the charters of his re.iders...
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Lives of English poets

Samuel Johnson - 1801
...deciding by tafle rather than by principles. It is not uncommon, for thofe who have grown, wife by the labour of others, to add a little of their own, and overlook their mafters. Addifon is now defpifed by fome who perhaps would never have feen his defects, but by the...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.

Samuel Johnson - Biography - 1801
...deciding by tafte rather than by principles. It is not uncommon, for thofe who have grown wife by the labour of others, to add a little of their own, and overlook their mafters. Addifon is now defpifed by fome who perhaps would never have feen his defects, but by the...
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The Spectator: In Eight Volumes. : Vol. I[-VIII].

English literature - 1803
...deciding by taste rather than by principles. It is not uncommon for those who have grown wise by the labour of others, to add a little of their own, and...defects, but by the lights which he afforded them. But before the profound observers of the present race repose too securely on their superiority to Addison,...
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Select British Classics, Volume 11

English literature - 1803
...deciding by taste rather than by principles. It is not uncommon for those who have grown wise by the labour of others, to add a little of their own, and...defects, but by the lights which he afforded them. But before the profound observers of the present race repose too securely on their superiority to Addison,...
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The Critical Review, Or, Annals of Literature

English literature - 1803
...who have grown wise by the labour of others, to add a Hale of their own, and overlook their matlcrs. Addison is now despised by some who, perhaps, would...defects, but by the lights which- he afforded them." Vol. vi. r. xxvii. observations, we may add, that a criticism on a paper from the Spectator was a frequent...
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The works of the poets of Great Britain and Ireland. With prefaces ..., Volume 1

Great Britain - 1804
...by the labour of others, to add a little of their own, arid overlook their masters. Addison is ndw despised by some who perhaps would never have seen...cannot be affirmed ; his instructions were such as the characters of his readers made proper. Th.it general knowledge which Vol. I. T t now now circulates...
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Essays, Biographical, Critical, and Historical, Illustrative of ..., Volume 3

Nathan Drake - English literature - 1805
...Samuel Johnson. " It is not uncommon," says this powerful writer, " for those who have grown wise by the labour of others, to add a little of their own, and overlook their masters. " Before the profound observers of the present race repose too securely on the consciousness of their...
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