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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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Relics of Genius: Visits to the Last Homes of Poets, Painters, and Players ...

T. P. Grinsted - Great Britain - 1859 - 304 pages
...he has been principally elevated from his strength of thought and diction. Johnson says of him : " 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 Poetical Works of John Dryden: Containing Original Poems, Tales, and ...

John Dryden - 1867 - 445 pages
...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 a variety of models. To him we owe the improvement, perhaps the completion of our metre, the refinement...
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The Poetical Works of John Dryden

John Dryden - English poetry - 1897 - 662 pages
...characteristics is admirable, has thus tersely summed up his general services to the English language : " To him we owe the improvement, perhaps the completion...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 ;md express...
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The Book of Authors: A Collection of Criticisms, Ana, Mts, Personal ...

William Clark Russell - Authors, English - 1871 - 516 pages
...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 a variety of models. To him we owe the improvement, perhaps the completion of our metre, the refinement...
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Works of Henry Lord Brougham: Men of letters of the time of George III

Henry Brougham Baron Brougham and Vaux - 1872
...Johnson's earlier writings. " Perhaps no nation ever produced a writer that united his language with such a variety of models. To him we owe the improvement,...the completion of our metre, the refinement of our langudge, and much of the correctness of our sentiments. By him we were taught sapere et fari, to think...
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Works of Henry Lord Brougham ...

Henry Brougham Baron Brougham and Vaux - 1872
...Johnson's earlier writings. " Perhaps no nation ever produced a writer that united his language with such a variety of models. To him we owe the improvement, perhaps the completion of our metre, the refmement of our language, and much of the correctness of our sentiments. By him we were taught sapere...
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The Marlburian

Marlborough coll - 1874
...that first taught Pope. I cannot end better than by quoting Dr. Johnson's opinion of Dryden : — " To him we owe the improvement, perhaps the completion...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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Memorials of Robert Burns and His Contemporaries with Selections from His Poems

P. F. Aiken - 1876 - 422 pages
...Perhaps," says Dr. Johnson " no nation 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 /ari, to "think naturally and express...
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Memorials of Robert Burns and of Some of His Contemporaries and Their ...

Peter Freeland Aiken, Robert Burns - 1876 - 422 pages
..."Perhaps," says Dr. Johnson "no nation ever produced " a writer that enriched his language with such a variety " of models. To him we owe the improvement,...the refinement ' of our language, and much of the correctness of our ' sentiments. By him we were taught sapere et fari, to ' think naturally and express...
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Johnson. Select works, ed. with intr. and notes by A. Milnes. Lives of ...

Samuel Johnson - 1879
...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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