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Essays Biographical, Critical, and Historical, Illustrative of the Tatler ... - Page 113
by Nathan Drake - 1805
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General Biography: Or, Lives, Critical and Historical, of the Most ..., Volume 1

John Aikin, William Enfield, Thomas Morgan, Mr. Nicholson, William Johnston - 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...his days and nights to the volumes of Addison." The fańs in the preceding account are taken from the BiograpAia Britannica. Ś A. ADELARD, a Benedictine...
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Life of Johnson: Including Boswell's Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides and ...

James Boswell, Samuel Johnson - 1799
...though so easy, familiar, and elegant, to an Englishman, as to give the intellect no trouble ; yet he Whoever wishes to attain an English style, familiar...give his days and nights to the volumes of Addison'.' Though The Rambler was not concluded till the year 1752, I shall, under this year, say all that I have...
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The Critical and Miscellaneous Prose Works of John Dryden: Now First ...

John Dryden - 1800
...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 Critical and Miscellaneous Prose Works of John Dryden, Now First ...

John Dryden, Edmond Malone - 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, Issue 1

John Dryden - 1800
...intellectual wealth," might he 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 ...

Joseph Addison, Sir Richard Steele - 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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Essays biographical, critical, and historical: Illustrative of the Tatler ...

Nathan Drake - Literary Criticism - 1805
...his transitions and connections, and sometimes descends too much to the language of conyersation ; yet if his language had been less idiomatical, it...Lives of the Poets, vol. ii. p. 140. VOL. II. I day justly held forth te the candidates for literary feme as a model of elegant simplicity. It has, however,...
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The lives of the most celebrated English poets, with criticisms extr. from ...

Samuel Johnson - 1805
...attempted, he performed ; he is never feeble, and he did not wish to be energetic; he is never rapid, and never stagnates. His sentences have neither studied...give his days and nights to the volumes of Addison. " BLACKMORE. SIR RICHARD BLACK MORE was the son of Robert Blackmore, of Corsham in Wiltshire, supposed...
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Elements of general knowledge: introductory to useful books in the ..., Volume 1

Henry Kett - Books and reading - 1805
...merits of this celebrated author, as well as to remark * " Whoever wishes to acquire a style which is familiar but not coarse, and elegant but not ostentatious,...give his days and nights to the volumes of Addison." " Life of Addison." t I allude to such words as Resuscitation, orbity, fatuity, divaricate, asinine,...
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