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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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Geschichte der Literaturkritik: Das späte 18. Jahrhundert, das Zeitalter der ...

René Wellek - Criticism - 1978 - 754 pages
...W. Roberts (4 Bde. London, 1834), /, 174. 124. Lives, I (Denham), 77. 125. ebenda (Dryden), S. 469 : »To him we owe the improvement, perhaps the completion...metre, the refinement of our language, and much of the correctness of our sentiments.« 126. ebenda, S. 420: »...there was no poetical diction: no system...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson...

Samuel Johnson - English literature - 1825
...writer that enriched his language with such a variety of models. To him we owe the improvement, prehaps the completion of our metre, the refinement of our language, and much of the correctness of our sentiments. By him we were taught " sapere et farl" to think naturally and express...
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