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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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Essays Biographical, Critical, and Historical, Illustrative of the ..., Volume 2

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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The Works of the English Poets, from Chaucer to Cowper;

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1810
...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...cannot be affirmed ; his instructions were such as the characters of his readers made proper. That general knowledge which now circulates in common talk,...
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The Works of the English Poets, from Chaucer to Cowper: Including ..., Volume 9

Alexander Chalmers - English poetry - 1810
...deciding by taste 1 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...lights which he afforded them. That he always wrote as-he would think it necessary to write now, cannot be affirmed ; his instructions were such as the...
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The Works of the English Poets, from Chaucer to Cowper: Including ..., Volume 9

Alexander Chalmers - English poetry - 1810
...masters. Addison is now despised by some who perhaps would neverhave seen his defects, but by the lighu which he afforded them. That he always wrote as he...cannot be affirmed ; his instructions were such as the characters of his readers made proper. That general knowledge which now circulates in common talk,...
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The Works of the English Poets, from Chaucer to Cowper: Including ..., Volume 9

Alexander Chalmers - English poetry - 1810
...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...Addison is now despised by some who perhaps would ncverhave seen his defects, but by the lights which he afforded them. That he always wrote as he would...
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The Works of the English Poets, from Chaucer to Cowper;: Dryden, Smith, Duke ...

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1810
...uncommon, for those who have grown wise by the labour of others, to add a little of their own, ami overlook their masters. Addison is now despised by...who perhaps would never have seen his defects, but bv the lights which he afforded them. That he always wrote as he would think it necessary to write...
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The Spectator, Volume 1

Alexander Chalmers - English essays - 1810
...combined taste and skill which they now enjoy. " It is not uncommon for those who have grown wise by the labour of others, to add a little of their own, and overlook the!r masters. ADDISON is now despised by some who, perhaps, would never have seen his defects, but...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, L. L. D.: In Twelve Volumes, Volume 10

Samuel Johnson - 1811
...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...cannot be affirmed ; his instructions were such as the characters of his readers made proper. That general knowledge which now circulates in common talk *...
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Works, Volume 10

Samuel Johnson - 1811
...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...but by the lights which he afforded them. That he alvravs wrote as he would think it necessary to write now, cannot be affirmed ; his instructions 'were...
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The General Biographical Dictionary: Containing an Historical and Critical ...

Alexander Chalmers - Biography - 1817
...are indebted for directing them to the paths of research. Of Warton it may besaid, as of Addison, "He is now despised by some who perhaps would never have...defects, but by the lights which he afforded them." His erudition was extensive, and his industry must have been atone time incessant. The references in...
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