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" Roman emperor's determination, oderint dum metuant; he used no allurements of gentle language, but wished to compel rather than persuade. His style is copious without selection, and forcible without neatness ; he took the words that presented themselves... "
The General Biographical Dictionary:: Containing an Historical and Critical ... - Page 111
by Alexander Chalmers - 1817
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The Life of William Warburton ...: With Remarks on His Works

John Selby Watson - 1863 - 655 pages
...as being ' copious without selection, and forcible without neatness.' ' He took,' adds the critic, ' the words that presented themselves ; his diction...coarse and impure, and his sentences are unmeasured.' What he says of it himself is this : ' I have so imperfect an idea of my subject, and rough-cast my...
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Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets: With Critical ..., Volume 2

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1866
...high compliments paid him by Pope M he approached him.— Jos. WirrOH : Popft Worlct, ix. Ml. ness ; he took the words that presented themselves ; his diction is coarse and impure, aud his sentences are unmeasured. He had in the early part of his life pleased himself with the notice...
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A Critical Dictionary of English Literature, and British and ..., Volume 3

Samuel Austin Allibone - 1871
...he used no allurements of gentle language, but wished to compel rather than persuade. " His style is copious without selection, and forcible without neatness;...coarse and impure, and his sentences are unmeasured." — Dn. JOHNSON: Lires of the Eng. Poet*: Pope: Cunningham's ed., 1854, i. 68. See, also, Index,...
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A Critical Dictionary of English Literature: And British and ..., Volume 3

Samuel Austin Allibone - American literature - 1871
...he used no allurements of gentle language, but wished to compel rather than persuade. " His style JH copious without selection, and forcible without neatness; he took the words that presented themselves; hie diction i;* coarse nd impure, and his sentences are iiniMeii<ured." — DR. JOHNSON: Lires of...
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Johnson. Select works, ed. with intr. and notes by A. Milnes. Lives of ...

Samuel Johnson - 1879
...he used no allurements of gentle language, but wished to compel rather than persuade. His style is copious without selection, and forcible without neatness...coarse and impure, and his sentences are unmeasured. He had, in the early part of his life, pleased himself with the notice of inferior wits, and corresponded...
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The Poetical Works of Churchill, Parnell, and Tickell: With a Life ..., Volume 1

Charles Churchill - 1880
...he used no allurements of gentle language, bit wished to compel rather than persuade. His style is copious without selection, and forcible without neatness:...coarse and impure, and his sentences are unmeasured. He had in the early part of his life pleased himself with the notice of inferior wits, and corresponded...
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Boswell's Life of Johnson: Life (v.l, 1709-1765; v.2 1765-1776; v.3, 1776 ...

James Boswell - Authors, English - 1887
...questions, and before we parted was so well pleased with me that he patted me.' ' 'Warburton's style is copious without selection, and forcible without neatness...coarse and impure ; and his sentences are unmeasured.' Johnson's Works, viii. 288. carrying . 72.] Johnsons use of the word ' lie.' 49 carrying you forward...
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The Writer's Handbook, a Guide to the Art of Composition, Embracing a ...

English language - 1888 - 555 pages
...he used no allurements of gentle language, but wished to compel rather than persuade. His style is copious without selection, and forcible without neatness...coarse and impure, and his sentences are unmeasured. — Joknson's Life of Pope. From the writings of this author a more admirable specimen might be selected...
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The Works of Alexander Pope, Volume 2

Alexander Pope - Poets, English - 1871
...he used no allurements of gentle language, but wished to compel rather than persuade. His style is copious without selection, and forcible without neatness;...coarse and impure, and his sentences are unmeasured. He had in the early part of his life pleased himself with the notice of inferior wits, and corresponded...
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The Works of Alexander Pope: Including Several Hundred Unpublished Letters ...

Alexander Pope - Poets, English - 1871
...than persuade. His style is copious without 1 1 selection, and forcible without neatness; he took tho words that presented themselves ; his diction is coarse and impure, and his sentences are unmeasured. He had in the early part of his life pleased himself with the notice of inferior wita, and corresponded...
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