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" Whoever wishes to attain an English style, familiar but not coarse, and elegant but not ostentatious, must give his days and nights to the volumes of Addison. "
The British essayists; with prefaces by A. Chalmers - Page xxvii
by British essayists - 1823
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General biography; or, Lives, critical and historical, of the most eminent ...

John Aikin, William Enfield - 1799
...in the English Poets) " wishes to attain an English style, familiar but not coarse, and elegant but not ostentatious, must give his days and nights to the volumes of Addison." The fafts in the preceding account are taken from the Biographia Britannica. — A. ADELAKD, 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
...trouble ; yet he Whoever wishes to attain an English style, familiar but not coarse, and elegant but not ostentatious, must 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 ..., Volume 1, Issue 1

John Dryden - 1800
...has said, that " whoever wishes to attain an English style, familiar but not coarse, and elegant but not ostentatious, must 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 - 1800
...has said, that " whoever wishes to attain an English style, familiar but not coarse, and elegant but not ostentatious, must 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
...has said, that " whoever wishes to attain an English style, familiar but not coarse, and elegant but not ostentatious, must 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
...voluble and easy. Whoever wishes to attain an English style, familiar but not coarse, and elegant but not ostentatious, must 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
...voluble and easy. Whoever wishes to attain an English style, familiar but not coarse, and elegant but not ostentatious, must 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 ..., Volume 2

Nathan Drake - English literature - 1805
...voluble and easy. Whoever wishes to attain an English style, familiar but not coarse, and elegant but not ostentatious, must 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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Elements of General Knowledge: Introductory to Useful Books in the ..., Volume 1

Henry Kett - Books and reading - 1805
...as to remark * " Whoever wishes to acquire a style which is familiar but hot coarse, and elegant but not ostentatious, must give his days and nights to the volumes of Addison." " Life of Addison." f I allude to such words as Resuscitation, orbity, fatuity, divaricate, asinine,...
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The Monthly Anthology, and Boston Review, Volume 2

Samuel Cooper Thacher, David Phineas Adams, William Emerson - Language Arts & Disciplines - 1805
...Whoever wishes (says Johnson) to attain an English style, familiar and not coarse, and elegant but not ostentatious, must give his days and nights to the volumes of Addison.' Such a style is, on the whole» the most useful, perhaps the most elegant, if it be true, as the criticks...
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