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" In the character of his Elegy I rejoice to concur with the common reader; for by the common sense of readers uncorrupted with literary prejudices, after all the refinements of subtilty and the dogmatism of learning, must be finally decided all claim to... "
The Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets;: With Critical Observations on ... - Page 485
by Samuel Johnson - 1781 - 503 pages
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Prefaces, Biographical and Critical, to the Works of the English Poets ...

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1781
...of -Ncrthjern -and Welfh Poetry deferye praife; the imagery is preferved, perhaps often im-pr^yed; but the language is unlike the language of other poets....for by the common fenfe of readers uncorrupted with Kterary prejudices, after all the refinements of fubtilty and the degmatifm of learning, mull be finally...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.

Samuel Johnson, Sir John Hawkins - 1787
...that a good defign was ill directed. X 2 His His tranflations of Northern and Welfh Poetry deferve praife ; the imagery is preferved, perhaps often improved...his Elegy I rejoice to concur with the common reader ; fof by the common fenfe of readers uncorrupted with literary prejudices, after all the refinements...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Together with His Life, and Notes on His ...

Samuel Johnson - 1787
...faid that a good defign was ill directed, j I. His tranflations of Northern and Welm Poetry deferve praife; the imagery is preferved, perhaps often improved...the language is unlike the language of Other poets. * 3 In the character of his Elegy I rejoice to concur with the common reader; for by the common fenfe...
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The works of the English poets. With prefaces, biographical and critical, by ...

English poets - 1790
...direfted. His tranflations of Northern and Welfli poetry deferve praife ; the imagery is prefervcd, perhaps often improved ; but the language is unlike the language of other poets. In the chara&er of his Elegy I rejoice to concur with the common reader ; for by the common fenfe of readers...
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The Works of the British Poets: With Prefaces, Biographical and ..., Volume 10

English poetry - 1795
...improved; but the language b unlike the language of other poets. " In t)<e character of his £legy I rejoice to concur with the common reader ; for by the common • fanfe of readers uncorrupted with literary prejudices, after all the refinements of fubtilty, and...
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Johnson's Lives of the the English Poets: Abridged: with Notes and Illustrations

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1797 - 239 pages
...be faid that a good defign was ill directed. " His tranflations of Northern and Welfh poetry deferve praife ; the imagery is preferved, perhaps often improved...the language is unlike the language of other poets. t " In the character of his " Elegy," I rejoice to concur with the common reader; for by the common...
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The poetical works of Thomas Gray: With the life of the author ...

Thomas Gray - English poetry - 1798 - 84 pages
...(hall conclude the Memoirs of our Author. " In the character of his Elegy (fays Johnfon) I rejoice and concur with the common reader ; for, by the common...of readers, uncorrupted with literary prejudices, all the refinements of fubtilty, and the dogmatifm oflearning, muft be finally decided, all claim to...
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Lives

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1800
...that like an ample shield ''• Can take in all ; and verge enmgk for more." Dryden'i Seb»t»s. la the character of his Elegy I rejoice to concur with the common reader for by the common sense of readers uncorrupted with literary prejudices, after al! the refinements of subtility and the...
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The works of the poets of Great Britain and Ireland. With prefaces ...

Great Britain - 1804
...directed. Hi1 "T nslations of Northern and Welfh poetry deserve praise; the imagery is prese.-vcd, perhaps often improved ; but the language is unlike the language of other poets." • " I have a SMI ', that like an ample shield " Can lake iu all ; and vtrgt enough for more." pryden's...
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The lives of the most celebrated English poets, with criticisms extr. from ...

Samuel Johnson - 1805
..." His translations of Northern amd Welsh poetry deserve praise : the imagery is preserved, perIiaps often improved; but the language is unlike the language...concur with the common reader ; for by the common sense of readers uncorrupted with literary prejudices, after all the refinements ofsubtilty and the...
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