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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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Johnson's Lives of the Poets, Volume 3

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1890
...compel 'in rather than persuade. it His style is copious without selection, and forcible with- I out neatness ; he took the words that presented themselves...his diction is coarse and impure, and his sentences -Iv are unmeasured. * 1 William Warburton (1698-1779), Bishop of Gloucester, a celebrated critic and...
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Gloucestershire Notes and Queries: An Illustrated Quarterly ..., Volume 4

William Phillimore Watts Phillimore, Sidney Joseph Madge - Gloucestershire (England) - 1890
...style is copious without selection, and forcible without ueatness ; he took the words that presenUil themselves ; his diction is coarse and impure, and his sentences are unmeasured. But, with all these defects of manner, his powers of reasoning are so gigantic, that his works can...
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The Ridpath Library of Universal Literature ...: A Biographical ..., Volume 24

John Clark Ridpath - Literature - 1898
...through all the possibilities of things." " His style is copious without selection," says Dr. Johnson, " and forcible without neatness; he took the words that...coarse and impure, and his sentences are unmeasured." IS LUXURY A PUBLIC BENEFIT ? To the lasting opprobrium of our age and country, we have seen a writer...
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Johnson's Life of Pope [ed.] by P. Peterson

Samuel Johnson - 1899 - 200 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. He had, in the early part of his life, pleased himself with the notice of inferior wits, and corresponded...
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Life of Pope

Samuel Johnson - 1899 - 200 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. He had, in the early part of his life, pleased himself with the notice of inferior wits, and corresponded...
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Memoirs of George Selwyn and his contemporaries

John Heneage Jesse - Great Britain - 1901
...regarded, perhaps, as a tolerable specimen of Warburton's style ; which, according to Doctor Johnson, was " copious without selection, and forcible without neatness...coarse and impure, and his sentences are unmeasured." His death took place at Gloucester on the 7th of June, 1779. Bishop Warburton to George Sclwyn. GLOUCESTER,...
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Memoirs of George Selwyn and His Contemporaries, Volume 3

John Heneage Jesse - Great Britain - 1902
...regarded, perhaps, as a tolerable specimen of Warburton's style ; which, according to Doctor Johnson, was " copious without selection, and forcible without neatness...coarse and impure, and his sentences are unmeasured." His death took place at Gloucester on the 7th of June, 1779. Bishop Warburton to George Selwyn. GLOUCESTER,...
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Composition and Style: A Complete Literary Handbook and Manual with a Guide ...

Robert D. Blackman - Authorship - 1908 - 320 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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Representative Biographies of English Men of Letters

Charles Townsend Copeland, Frank Wilson Cheney Hersey - Authors, English - 1909 - 642 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. He had, in the early part of his life, pleased himself with the notice of inferior wits, and corresponded...
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