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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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Saturday night

Saturday night - 1824
...select from them better specimens of every mode of poetry than any other English writer could supply." 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...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Lives of the poets

Samuel Johnson - Great Britain - 1825
...produced a writer that enriched his language with such variety of models. To him we owe the improvemeot, perhaps the completion, of our 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, LL.D.: With Murphy's Essay, Volume 3

Samuel Johnson - 1825
...select from them better specimens of every mode of poetry than any other English writer could supply." 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...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson: Lives of the poets

Samuel Johnson - English literature - 1825
...select from them belter specimens of every mode of poetry than any other English writer could supply." 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...
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The Lives of the English Poets, Volume 1

Samuel Johnson - Poets, English - 1826 - 420 pages
...writer could supply.' Perhaps no nation ever produced a writer that euriched his language with such a 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 were taught sapere rt fan, to think naturally and express...
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Laconics: Or Instructive Miscellanies, Selected from the Best Authors ...

A general reader - Aphorisms and apothegms - 1827 - 188 pages
...writer could supply." Perhaps no nation ever produced a writer, that enriched her language with such a 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 were taught "supereet fari," to think naturally and express...
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The Printing machine (or, Companion to the library) [ed. by J.H.L. Hunt].

..." Perhaps no nation," says Johnson, " ever produced a writer that enriched his language with such a 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 were taught sapere et fan : to think naturally and impress...
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Life and works of Cowper, by R. Southey

William Cowper - 1836
...him, as he refined the language, improved the sentiments, and tuned the numbers of English poetry." " To him we owe the improvement, perhaps the completion of our metre, — and much of the correctness of our sentiments." But there was no subject of which Johnson, if he...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: Lives of the poets

Samuel Johnson - 1837
...none. Kid. B. ii. 8M. 1.— JB every mode of poetry than any other English •writer could supply." d their own precepts, none will easily be found of greater excellence th such a variety of models. To him we owe the improvement, perhaps the completion, of our metre, the...
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The Life of William Cowper, Esq, Volume 2

Robert Southey - Poets, English - 1839
...him, as he refined the language, improved the sentiments, and tuned the numbers of English poetry." " To him we owe the improvement, perhaps the completion of our metre, — and much of the correctness of our sentiments." But there was no subject of which Johnson, if he...
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