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" These meditations resemble, in elegance, purity, neatness, and simplicity, the genius of those performances, which we know with certainty to have . flowed from the Royal pen: but are so unlike the bombast, perplexed, rhetorical, and corrupt style of Dr.... "
The History of England, from the Invasion of Julius Csar to the Revolution ... - Page 154
by David Hume - 1807
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The Prose Works of John Milton: With a Life of the Author, Volume 7

John Milton - 1806
...the royal pen; but are so unlike the bombast, perplexed, rhetorical and corrupt style of Dr. Gauden, to whom they are ascribed, that no human testimony...sufficient to convince us that he was the author." This certainly is excellent; exhibiting the most exact poise with one greatly preponderating scale;...
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The Life of John Milton

Charles Symmons - 1810 - 646 pages
...the royal pen; but are so unlike the bombast, perplexed, rhetorical and corrupt style of Dr. Gauden, to whom they are ascribed, that no human testimony...sufficient to convince us that he was the author." This certainly is excellent; affecting to exhibit the most exact poise with one greatly preponderating...
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Literary Anecdotes of the Eighteenth Century: Comprizing ..., Volume 2

John Nichols - Authors, English - 1812
...the Royal pen: but are so unlike the bombast, perplexed, rhetorical, and corrupt style of Dr. Gauden, to whom they are ascribed, that no human testimony...infamy of imposing it on the world for the King's. It it not easy to conceive the general compassion excited towards the King, by the publishing, at so critical...
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Literary Anecdotes of the Eighteenth Century: Comprizing ..., Volume 1

John Nichols - Authors, English - 1812
...the Royal pen: but are so unlike the bombast, perplexed, rhetorical, and corrupt style of Dr. Gauden, to whom they are ascribed, that no human testimony...to convince us that he was the author. Yet all the evidence*, which would rob the King of that honour, tend to prove that Dr. Gauden had the merit of...
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Literary Anecdotes of the Eighteenth Century: Typographical anecdotes of Mr ...

John Nichols - Authors, English - 1812
...the Royal pen: but are so unlike the bombast, perplexed, rhetorical, and corrupt style of Dr. Gauden, to whom they are ascribed, that no human testimony seems sufficient to convince vis that he was the author. Yet all the evidences, which would rob the King of that honour, tend to...
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A History of the British Empire: From the Accession of Charles I ..., Volume 4

George Brodie - Great Britain - 1822
...these meditations " are so unlike the bombast, perplexed, rhetorical, corrupt style of Dr. Gauden, to whom they are ascribed, that no human testimony...sufficient to convince us that he was the author," yet .they are now indisputably and for ever ascertained—to the satisfaction of all who will be convinced...
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History of England, by Hume and Smollett; with a continuation by T ..., Volume 5

David Hume - 1854
...royal pen ; but are so unlike the bombast, perplexed, rhetorical, and corrupt style of Dr. Gauden, to whom they are ascribed, that no human testimony...all the evidences which would rob the king of that honor, tend to prove that Dr. Gauden had the merit of writing so fine a performance, and the infamy...
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The History of England from the Invasion of Julius Caesar to the ..., Volume 5

David Hume - Great Britain - 1856
...royal pen ; but are so unlike the bombast, perplexed, rhetciical, and corrupt style of Dr. Gauden, to whom they are ascribed, that no human testimony...all the evidences which would rob the king of that honor, tend to prove that Dr. Gauden had the merit of writing so fine a performance, and the infamy...
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THE HISTORY OF ENGLAND FROM The Invasion of Julius Caesar TO THE ABDICATION ...

DAVID HUME, ESQ. - 1856
...the bombast, perplexed, rhetorical, and corrupt style of Dr. Gauden, to whom they are ascribed, thajt no human testimony seems sufficient to convince us...all the evidences which would rob the king of that honor, tend to prove that Dr. Gauden had the merit of writing so fine a performance, and the infamy...
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Personal memories of Charles the second

John William Clayton - 1859
...meditations are so unlike the bombast, perplexed, rhetorical, corrupt style of Dr. Gauden (Bishop of Exeter), to whom they are ascribed, that no human testimony...seems sufficient to convince us that he was the author ;"' still, thanks to the researches of later writers, they are proved, beyond controversy, to have...
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