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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 Enquirer - Page 374
by William Godwin - 1823 - 412 pages
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The Sporting magazine; or Monthly calendar of the transactions of the turf ...

...writings ; following, as he has recorded it, Doctor Johnson's advice, who recommends those " who would attain an English style familiar but not coarse, and elegant but not ostentatious to give their days and nights to the volumes of Addison." But Bilton had other points in its favour,...
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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...give his days and nights to the volumes of Addison." The fas in the preceding account are taken from the BiograpAia Britannica. A. ADELARD, a Benedictine...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Comprehending an Account of His Studies ...

James Boswell - Literary Criticism - 1799
...energetick; he is never rapid, and he never stagnates. His sentences have neither studied amplitude, nor affected brevity : his periods, though not diligently...attain an English style, familiar but not coarse, and * [When Johnson shewed me a proof-sheet of. the character of Addison, in which he so highly extols...
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Boswell's Life of Johnson: Including Boswell's Journal of a Tour ..., Volume 1

James Boswell, Samuel Johnson - Hebrides (Scotland) - 1799
...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 voluble and easy*. 1 Works, vii. 473. * When Johnson shewed me a proof-sheet of the character of Addison, in which he...
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Life of Johnson: Including Boswell's Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides and ...

James Boswell, Samuel Johnson - 1799
...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 voluble and easy'. ' Works, vii. 473. * When Johnson shewed me a proof-sheet of the character of Addison, in which he...
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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 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: 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 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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