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" Perhaps no nation ever produced a writer that enriched his language with such variety of models. To him we owe the improvement, perhaps the completion, of our metre, the refinement of our language, and much of the correctness of our sentiments. "
The Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets;: Dryden. Smith. Duke. King ... - Page 192
by Samuel Johnson - 1781 - 503 pages
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The Lives of the English Poets: and a Criticism of Their Work

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1795 - 536 pages
...he could jele£t from them better fpecimens of every mode of poetry than any other Englijh 'writer could fupply. Perhaps no nation ever produced a writer...metre, the refinement of our language, and much of the correctnefs of our fentiments. By him we were taught fapere &fari, to think naturally and exprefs forcibly....
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The Works of the British Poets: With Prefaces, Biographical and ..., Volume 6

English poetry - 1795
...them better fpecimens of every mode of poetry, than any other Engliih writer could fupply." 1'erhaps no nation ever produced a writer that enriched his...metre, the refinement of our language, and much of the correctnefs of our fentimcnti. By him we were taught " fapere et fari," to think naturally, anil «xprefs...
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Johnson's Lives of the English Poets abridged, with notes and illustrations ...

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1797 - 239 pages
...felefi from them better fjiecimens of evsrymode of poetry than any other Englijli -writer could Jujihly. Perhaps no nation ever produced a writer that enriched...metre, the refinement of our language, and much of the corredljiefs of our fentiments. By him we are taught faJ,ere etfari, to think naturally and exprefs...
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The Monthly Magazine, Volume 3

Art - 1797
...under this grievous yoke. Dryden, of whom JohnIon has faid, perhaps with exaggerated praife, that '• to him we owe .the improvement, perhaps, the completion, of our metre," calls rhyme " At bed, a pleafing lound.and fair barbarity." Rofcommon confefles, that rhyme is the...
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The Columbian Phenix and Boston Review: Containing Useful ..., Volume 1

Massachusetts - 1800 - 452 pages
...under this grievous yoke. Dryden, of whom Jolmfon has faid, perhaps with exaggerated praife, that " to him we owe the improvement, perhaps, the completion, of our metre," calls ryhme " At bi-li , a plcaCng found, and fair barbarity." Roicommon confefTes, that rhyme is the...
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Lives of English poets

Samuel Johnson - 1801
...he could felect from them better fpecimens of every " mode of poetry than any other Englifh writer could " fupply." Perhaps no nation ever produced a...enriched his language with fuch variety of models. Tahim we owe the improvement, perhaps the completion of our metre, the refinement of our language,...
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The works of the poets of Great Britain and Ireland. With prefaces ..., Volume 1

Great Britain - 1804
...from them . " better specimens of every mode of poetry than any other English wiiter " could supply." Perhaps no nation ever produced a writer that enriched his language with such variety of models. To him we owe the the improvement, perhaps the completion of our metre, the...
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The Lives of the Most Celebrated English Poets, with Criticisms. Extracted ...

Samuel Johnson - 1805 - 312 pages
...writer could supply. Perhaps no nation ever produced a writer lhat enriched his language with such variety of models. To. him we owe the improvement,...metre, the refinement of our language, and much of the correctness of our sentiments. By him we are taught sapere et fari, to think naturally and express...
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The works of Samuel Johnson, Volume 9

Samuel Johnson - 1806
...could felecT: from them better fpecimens of " every mode of poetry than any other Englifh " writer could fupply." Perhaps no nation ever produced a writer that enriched his language with fuch a variety of models. To him we owe the improvement, improvement, perhaps the completion of our metre,...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, Volume 9

Samuel Johnson - 1810
...that enriched his language with such a variety of models, To him we owe the improvement, perhaps the the completion of our metre, the refinement of our language, and much of the correctness of our sentiments. By him we were taught " sapere & fari," to think naturally and express...
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