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" ... always equable, and always easy, without glowing words or pointed sentences. Addison never deviates from his track to snatch a grace; he seeks no ambitious ornaments, and tries no hazardous innovations. His page is always luminous, but never blazes... "
The Scots Magazine - Page 511
1781
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The Annual Register of World Events: A Review of the Year, Volume 25

Edmund Burke - History - 1800
...pointed fentences. Addifon never deviates from his track to fnatch a grace ; he leeks no ambitious ornaments, and tries no hazardous innovations. His...is always luminous, but never blazes in unexpected fplcndor. " It feems to have been his principal endeavour to avoid all harilmefs and feverity of dicYion...
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The Works of the English Poets: With Prefaces, Biographical and ..., Volume 63

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1781
...pointed fentences. Addifon never deviates from .his track to fnatch a grace; he feeks no ambitious ornaments, and tries no hazardous innovations. His...his principal endeavour to avoid all harfhnefs and feverity of diction; he is therefore fometimes verbofe in his tranfitions and connections, ne&ions,...
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Dryden. Smith. Duke. King. Sprat. Halifax. Parnell. Garth. Rowe. Addison ...

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1781
...pointed fentericW,, Addifon never deviates from hid track fo fnatch a grace ; he feeks no ambitious ornaments, and tries no hazardous innovations, His...luminous, but never blazes in unexpected fplendour. I" • i •''• . • . - It feems to have been his principal endea* vour to avoid all harfhnefs...
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The Critical Review: Or, Annals of Literature, Volume 52

Tobias George Smollett - English literature - 1781
...pointed fentences. Adciifun never deviates from his track to fnatch a -grace ; he feeks no ambitious ornaments, and tries no hazardous innovations. His...is always luminous, but never blazes in unexpected fpleftdour. , ' It feems to have been his principal endeavour to avoid all harlhnefs and feverity of...
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Prefaces, Biographical and Critical, to the Works of the English Poets, Volume 5

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1781
...ornaments, and tries no hazardous innovations. His page is always luminous, Taut never blazes in unexpedted fplendour. It feems to have been his principal endeavour to avoid all harfhnefs and feverity of diction ; he is therefore fometimes verbofe in his tranfitions and connections. nedHons,...
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THE MONTHLY REVIEW OR LITERARY JOURNAL

Several Hands - 1781
...fentences. Addifon cevtr deviates from his track to fnatch a grace ; he feeks no ambitious ornaments, ar.d tries no hazardous innovations. His page is always luminous, but never blazes in unexpected fplendor. 4 It fc: an to have been his principal endeavour to avoid all harflir.cfs and fcvcrity of...
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prefaces, biographical and critical, to the works of the english poets.

samuel johnson - 1781
...ments, and tries no hazardbus innovations. His page is always luminous, but never blazes in unexpe&ed fplendour. * : It feems to have been his principal endeavour to avoid all harflinefs and fe-: verity of di&ion; he is therefore femetimes verbofe in his tranfitions and conne&ions,...
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Prefaces, Biographical and Critical, to the Works of the English Poets, Volume 5

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1781
...pointed fentences. Addifbn never deviates from his track to fnatch a grace ; he feefcs no ambitious ornaments, and tries no hazardous innovations. ' His p,age is always luminous, but sever -blazes in unexpected fplendour. It feems to -have been his principal endeavour to avoid all...
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The Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets: With Critical ..., Volume 2

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1783
...or pointed fentences. Addifon never deviates from his track to fnatch a grace; he feeks no ambitious ornaments, and tries no hazardous innovations. His...luminous, but never blazes in unexpected fplendour. It was apparently his principal endeavour to avoid all harmnefs and feverity of diction; he is therefore...
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The Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets;: With Critical ..., Volume 2

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1783
...pointed fentences. Addifon never deviates from his track to (hatch a grace ; he feeks no ambitious ornaments, and tries no hazardous innovations. His page is always luminous, but never blazes in unexpedted fplendour. It was apparently his principal endeavour to avoid all harmnefs and feverity...
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