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British Classics - Page 833
by Edward Francis Burney, Richard Corbould - 1786
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The spectator, Volume 6

Richard Steele - 1729
...another. But this is certain, that a noble Writer fhouldbe born with this Faculty in its full Strength and Vigour, fo as to be able to receive lively Ideas from outward Objects, to retain them long, ana to range them together, upon Occafion, in fuch Figures and Reprefentations as are moft likely to...
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The Spectator, Volume 6

Joseph Addison, Sir Richard Steele - 1767
...another. But this is certain,' that a noble writer fhould be born with this faculty in its full itrength and vigour, fo as to be able to receive lively ideas...take as much pains in forming his imagination, as a philofopher in cultivating his underftar.ding. He muft gain a due relilh of the works of nature,...
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The Spectator, Volume 6

Joseph Addison, Sir Richard Steele - 1778
...another: but this is certain, that a noble writer fhauld be born with this faculty in its full thength and vigour, fo as to be able to receive lively ideas from outward objects, to retain them Jong, and to range them together, upon occafion, in fuch figures and reprefentations as are moft likely...
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Select British Classics, Volume 16

English literature - 1803
...is certain, that a noble writer should be born with this faculty in its full strength and vigour, so as to be able to receive lively ideas from outward...retain them long, and to range them together, upon occasion, in such figures and representations as are most likely to hit the fancy of the reader. A...
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The Spectator ...

Sir Richard Steele, Joseph Addison - 1803
...certain, that a noble writer should be born with this faculty in its full strength and vigour, so as to^be able to receive lively ideas from outward objects,...retain them long, and to range them together, upon occasion, in such figures and representations, as are most likely to hit the fancy of the reader. A...
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The works of ... Joseph Addison, collected by mr. Tickell

Joseph Addison - 1804
...is certain, that a noble writer should be born with this faculty in its full strength and vigour, so as to be able to receive lively ideas from outward...retain them long, and to range them together, upon occasion, in such figures and representations as are most likely to hit the fancy of the reader. A...
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Selections from the Spectator, Tatler, Guardian, and Freeholder: Selections ...

Joseph Addison, Sir Richard Steele - English essays - 1804
...is certain, that a noble writer should be born with this faculty in its full strength and vigour, so as to be able to receive lively ideas from outward...retain them long, and to range them together, upon occasion, in such figures and representations as are most likely to hit the fancy of the reader. A...
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The Works of the Right Honourable Joseph Addison, Volume 4

Joseph Addison - 1811
...is certain, that a noble writer should be born with this faculty in its full strength and vigour, so as to be able to receive lively ideas from outward objects, to retain them long, and to range thSm together, upon occasion, in such figures and representations as are most likely to hit the fancy...
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The British Essayists: Spectator

James Ferguson - English essays - 1819
...is certain, that a noble writer should be born with this faculty in its full strength and vigour, so as to be able to receive lively ideas from outward...retain them long, and to range them together, upon occasion, in such figures and representations, as are most likely to hit the fancy of the reader. A...
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The British essayists; with prefaces by L.T. Berguer

British essayists - 1823
...is certain, that a noble writer should be born with this faculty in its full strength and vigour, so as to be able to receive lively ideas from outward...retain them long, and to range them together upon occasion, in such figures and representations, as are most likely to hit the fancy of the reader. A...
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