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See also a learned note on this passage of Aristotle , by Mr . Twining , in his
admirable translation of the Poeticks , in which the various explanations of other
criticks are considered , and in which Dr . Moor ' s Essay is particularly discussed
Such a purpose , so expressed , at the age of sixty - seven , is admirable and
encouraging ; and it must impress all the thinking part of my readers with a
consolatory confidence in habitual devotion , when they see a man of such
Such an ardour of mind , and vigour of enterprise , is admirable at any age ; but
more particularly so at the advanced period at which Johnson was then arrived . I
am sorry now that I did not insist on our executing that scheme . Besides the ...
The number of old oaks , of an immense size , filled me with a sort of respectful
admiration : for one of them sixty pounds ... e When I mentioned Dr . Johnson ' s
remark to a lady of admirable good sense and quickness of understanding , she ...
He is undoubtedly admirable in this ; but , in order to mark the characters which
he draws , he overcharges them , and gives people more than they really have ,
whether of good or bad . ” No sooner did he , of whom we had been thus talking ...
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