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" What he attempted, he performed; he is never feeble, and he did not wish to be energetick * ; he is never rapid, and he never stagnates. His sentences have neither studied amplitude, nor affected brevity : his periods, though not diligently rounded, are... "
The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Together with A Journal of a Tour to the ... - Page 137
by James Boswell - 1888
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Comprehending an Account of His Studies ...

James Boswell - 1799
...it, B.] • elegant but not ostentatious, must give his days and nights to the volumes of Addison."1 Though the Rambler was not concluded till the year...to observe upon it. Some of the translations of the rnottos by himself, are admirably done. He acknowledges to have received " elegant translations" of...
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General Biography: Or, Lives, Critical and Historical, of the Most ..., Volume 1

John Aikin - Biography - 1799
...authority few will call in question. " Whoever," says Dr. Johnson, (Lifeof Addison, in the English Poets) " wishes to attain an English style, familiar but not...give his days and nights to the volumes of Addison." The fańs in the preceding account are taken from the BiograpAia Britannica. — A. ADELARD, a Benedictine...
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Boswell's Life of Johnson: Life

James Boswell - Hebrides (Scotland) - 1799
...Englishman, as to give the intellect no trouble ; yet he Whoever Aetat.41.] BoswelVs projected works. 261 Whoever wishes to attain an English style, familiar...ostentatious, must give his days and nights to the volumes of Addison1.' Though The Rambler was not concluded till the year 1752, I shall, under this year, say all...
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The Critical and Miscellaneous Prose Works of John Dryden, Now First ...

John Dryden - 1800
...intellectual wealth," might be justly aflixed as a motto to the volumes ot Burke. Dr. Johnson has said, that " whoever wishes to attain an English style, familiar...give his days and nights to the volumes of Addison." He who has this object in view, may surely, with equal propriety, be counselled to study the pages...
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The Critical and Miscellaneous Prose Works of John Dryden ..., Volume 1, Part 1

John Dryden - 1800 - 442 pages
...intellectual wealth," might be justly affixed as a motto to the volumes of Burke. Dr. Johnson has said, that " whoever wishes to attain an English style, familiar...give his days and nights to the volumes of Addison." He who has this object in view, may surely, with equal propriety, be counselled to study the pages...
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The Spectator: In Eight Volumes. : Vol. I[-VIII].

English literature - 1803
...sentences have neither studied amplitude, nor affected brevity : his periods, though not dilligently rounded, are voluble and easy. Whoever wishes to attain...give his days and nights to the volumes of ADDISON. TO i . THE RIGHT HONOURABLE JOHN LORD SOMMERS; BARON OF EVESHAM. itr LOUD, I SHOULD not act the part...
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Select British Classics, Volume 11

English literature - 1803
...sentences have neither studied amplitude, nor affected brevity : his periods, though not dilligently rounded, are voluble and easy. Whoever wishes to attain...give his days and nights to the volumes of ADDISON. TO THE RIGHT HONOURABLE JOHN LORD SOMMERS; BARON OF EVESHAM. Mr LORD, I SHOULD not act the part of...
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The minstrel: in two books: with some other poems. To which are now added ...

James Hay Beattie - 1803
...lavished the honours of literary applause more liberally than on you ? Have I not said, that " who" ever wishes to attain an English style, familiar but "...elegant but not ostentatious, must " give his days and his nights to the volumes of Ad" dison f" ADDISON. You have indeed bestowed on me greater praise than...
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Essays, Biographical, Critical, and Historical, Illustrative of ..., Volume 3

Nathan Drake - English literature - 1805
...Anglicism. What he attempted, he performed; he is never feeble, and he did not wish to be energetic ; he is never rapid, and he never stagnates. His sentences...give his days and nights to the volumes of Addison *." The public has in a great measure sanctioned the opinions of these truly learned and discerning...
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Essays Biographical, Critical, and Historical, Illustrative of the ..., Volume 2

Nathan Drake - English literature - 1805
...Anglicism. What he attempted, he performed; he is never feeble, and he did not wish to be energetic ; he is never rapid, and he never stagnates. His sentences...give his days and nights to the volumes of Addison *." The public has in a great measure sanctioned the opinions of these truly learned and discerning...
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