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" The turn on thoughts and words is their chief talent, but the epic poem is too stately to receive those little ornaments. The painters draw their nymphs in thin and airy habits; but the weight of gold and of embroideries is reserv'd for queens and goddesses. "
The works of Virgil - Page lxxxvii
by Virgil, John Carey, Knightly Chetwood - 1803
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The works of the English poets: With prefaces, biographical ..., Volumes 17-19

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1779
...is^the .genius of their poets, light and trifling in companion of the Engliih; more proper for fonnets, madrigals, and -elegies, than heroic poetry. The turn...is their chief talent ; -but the epic poem is too ftately to receive thofe little • ornaments. The pairtters draw their nymphs in thru and airy habits,...
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The Works of the English Poets: Virgil, trans. by Dryden

Samuel Johnson - 1779
...turn-on thoughts and words is their chief talent; but the epic poem rs too flately to receive thofe little ornaments. The painters draw their nymphs in...habits, but the weight of gold and of embroideries is referved for queens and goddefles. Virgil is never frequent in thofe turns, like Ovid; but much wore...
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The Works of the English Poets: With Prefaces ..., Volume 17, Page 1

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1779
...genrus of their poets, light and trifling in comparifon of the Englifh ; more proper for :fonnets, madrigals, and .elegies, than heroic poetry. The turn on thoughts and words is their chief talent ; 4>ut the epic poem is too ftately to receive thofe little ornaments. Tile painters draw their nymphs...
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The Works of the English Poets: With Prefaces, Biographical and ..., Volume 17

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1779
...eomparifon of the Eng4ifli ; more proper foi -fonnets, -madrigals, and elegies, 'than heroic poetrv. .The turn on thoughts and words is their chief talent; .but the epic poem is too ftately to receive thole Jittle icrnaments. The painters draw their nymphs in thin .and airy habits,...
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The Works of the English Poets: Virgil, trans. by Dryden

Samuel Johnson - 1779
...the Englifh ; more proper for :fonnets, -madrigals, -and elegies, than heroic poetry. -The turn en thoughts and words is their chief talent; ?but the epic poem is -too ftately to receive thofe little iornaments. The painters draw their nymphs in thin < and airy habits,...
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The works of the English poets. With prefaces, biographical and critical, by ...

English poets - 1790
...the genius of their poets, light and trifling in comparifon of the Englifh; more proper for fonnets, madrigals, and elegies, than heroic poetry. The turn...words is their chief talent ; but the epic poem is too ftately to receive thofe little ornaments. The painters draw their nymphs in thin and airy habits,...
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The Works of the British Poets: With Prefaces, Biographical and ..., Volume 12

English poetry - 1795
...genius of their poets, light and trifling in comparison of the Englifli ; more proper for fonncts, madrigals, and elegies, than heroic poetry. The turn...words is their chief talent ; but the epic poem is too ftate•y to receive ihofe little ornament.'. The painters draw their nymphs in thin and airy habits,...
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The Critical and Miscellaneous Prose Works of John Dryden: Now ..., Volume 3

John Dryden - 1800
...standard of their language ; and a masculine vigour is that of ours. Like their tongue is the genius of their poets, light and trifling in comparison of...more proper for sonnets, madrigals, and elegies, than heroick poetry. The turn on thoughts and words is their chief talent ; but the epick poem is too stately...
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The Critical and Miscellaneous Prose Works of John Dryden: Now First ...

John Dryden - 1800
...standard of their language ; and a masculine vigour is that of ours. Like their tongue is the genius of their poets, light and trifling in comparison of...more proper for sonnets, madrigals, and elegies, than heroick poetry. The turn on thoughts and words is their chief talent ; but the epick poem is too stately...
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