Search Images Maps Play YouTube News Gmail Drive More »
Sign in
Books Books 1 - 10 of 110 on But his devotional poetry is, like that of others, unsatisfactory. The paucity of....  
" But his devotional poetry is, like that of others, unsatisfactory. The paucity of its topics enforces perpetual repetition, and the sanctity of the matter rejects the ornaments of figurative diction. It is sufficient for Watts to have done better than... "
The Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets;: With Critical Observations on ... - Page 291
by Samuel Johnson - 1781 - 503 pages
Full view - About this book

PREFACES BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL TO THE WORKS OF THE ENGLISH POETS.

SAMUEL JOHNSON - 1781
...the fanctity of the matter rejects the ornax ments ments of figurative diction. It is fuffir cient for Watts to have done better than others what no man has. done well. His poems on other fubjects fcldom rife higher than might be expected from the amufements of a Man. of Letters, and. have different...
Full view - About this book

The Sad Shepherd: Or, A Tale of Robin Hood, a Fragment

Ben Jonson, Francis Godolphin Waldron, Peter Whalley - Robin Hood (Legendary character) - 1783 - 255 pages
...enforces perpetual repetition, and the fandity of the matt r rejects the ornaments of figurative diftion. It is fufficient for Watts to have done better than others what no man has done well." Johnfon's Life of Watts. In the fame volume with Southwell's two poetical, and oiie profe publication,...
Full view - About this book

The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Together with His Life, and Notes on His ...

Samuel Johnson - 1787
...unfatisfa&ory. The paucity of its topicks eaforces perpetual repetition, and the fanctity of the matter rejecks the ornaments of figurative diction. It is fufficient...others what no man has done well. His poems on other fubje&s feldom rife higher than might be expected from the amufements of a Man of Letters, and have...
Full view - About this book

The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: The lives of the most eminent English ...

Samuel Johnson, Sir John Hawkins - English literature - 1787
...others, unfatisfactory. The paucity of its topicks enforces perpetual repetition, and the fanctity of the matter rejects the ornaments of figurative diction. It is fufficient for Watts to hare done better than others what no man has done well. His poems on other fubjects feldom rife higher...
Full view - About this book

A Complete Edition of the Poets of Great Britain..: Swift. Thompson. Watts ...

1794
...down the wind. ii chiefly devotional; in regard to which Dr. Johnfon affirms, that " it is Sufficient -'to have done better than others, what no man has done well." He had alleged juft be: * the paucity of topics of iL-vclianal factry enforces perpetual repetition,"...
Full view - About this book

The Works of the British Poets: With Prefaces, Biographical and ..., Volume 9

Robert Anderson - English poetry - 1795
...others, Tinfatisfactory. The paucity of its topics enforces perpetual repetition, and the fantSUty of the matter rejects the ornaments of figurative...for Watts to have done better than others, what no map has done well. " His poems on other fubjects feldom rife higher than might be expected from the...
Full view - About this book

Johnson's Lives of the the English Poets: Abridged: with Notes and Illustrations

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1797 - 239 pages
...enforces perpetual repetition, and the fanctity of the matter rejects the ornaments of figurative di&ion. It is fufficient for Watts to have done better than others what no man has done fe well. " His poems on other fubjects feldom rife higher than might be expected from the amufements...
Full view - About this book

Lives

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1800
...repetition, and the sanctity of the matter rejects the ornaments of figurative diction. It is sufficient for Watts to have done better than others what no man has done well. His poems on other subjects seldom rise higher than might be expected from the amusements of a man of Letters, and have...
Full view - About this book

The works of the poets of Great Britain and Ireland. With prefaces ...

Great Britain - 1804
...repetition, and the sanctity of the matter rejects the 'Ornaments of figurative .diction. It is sufficient for Watts to have done better than others what no man has done well. His poems on other subjects seldom rise higher than might be expected from the amusements of a man of Letters, and have...
Full view - About this book

The Monthly Mirror: Reflecting Men and Manners: With Strictures on ..., Volume 1

Performing Arts - 1807
...late Rev. Joseph Grigg. 12wx>. 6d. Rivingtons. Or Dr. Watt's hymns, Johnson said, " It is sufficient for Watts to have done better than others, what no man has done well." For a task so full of difficulty Mr. Grigg was little fitted. A good man, but no poet, he has only...
Full view - About this book




  1. My library
  2. Help
  3. Advanced Book Search
  4. Download EPUB
  5. Download PDF