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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 General Biographical Dictionary:: Containing an Historical and Critical ...

Biography - 1817
...paths of research. Of Warton it may be said, as of Addison, "He is now despised by some who perbaps would never have seen his defects, but by the lights which he afforded them." His erudition was extensive, and his industry must have been at one time incessant. The references...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, Volume 10

Samuel Johnson - English literature - 1816
...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 General Biographical Dictionary, Volume 31

Alexander Chalmers - Biography - 1817
...indebted for directing them to the paths of research. Of Warton it may be said, 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 at one time incessant. The references...
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The General Biographical Dictionary:: Containing an Historical and Critical ...

Biography - 1817
...indebted for directing them to the paths of research. Of Warton it may be said, 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 bave been at one time incessant. The references...
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The lives of the most eminent English poets; with critical ..., Volume 2

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1819
...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...would never have seen his defects, but by the lights wtiich he afforded them. That he always wrote as he would think it is necessary to write now, cannot...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.

Samuel Johnson, Arthur Murphy - English literature - 1820
...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 Samuel Johnson, LL.D.

Samuel Johnson - 1820
...scientifick; and he is 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 was...
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The British Poets: Including Translations ...

British poets - Classical poetry - 1822
...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 British Poets: Including Translations ...

British poets - Classical poetry - 1822
...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. That be always wrote as he would think it necessary to write now, cannot be affirmed: bis instructions were...
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The British essayists, with prefaces by A. Chalmers, Volumes 5-6

British essayists - 1823
...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 then" masters. Addison is now despised by some who, perhaps, would never have seen his defects, but...
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