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" What they wanted however of the sublime, they endeavoured to supply by hyperbole; their amplification had no limits; they left not only reason but fancy behind them; and produced combinations of confused magnificence, that not only could not be credited,... "
Annual Register - Page 36
edited by - 1780
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The Annual Register of World Events: A Review of the Year, Volume 22

History - 1796
...no limits ; they left not only reafon but fancy behind, them ; and produced combinations of confuted magnificence, that not only could not be credited,...labour, directed by great abilities, is never wholly loA : if they frequently threw away their wit upon falfe con. ceils, they likewife fometimfi ilruck...
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Prefaces, Biographical and Critical, to the Works of the English Poets ...

Samuel Johnson - Poets, English - 1779
...they endeavoured to fupply by hyperbole ; their amplification had no limits; they left not only rcafon but fancy behind them ; and produced combinations...ftruck out unexpected truth : if their conceits were far-fetched, they were often worth the carriage. To write on their plan, it was at leafl neceflary...
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The Monthly Review, Or, Literary Journal, Volume 61

Ralph Griffiths, G. E. Griffiths - English imprints - 1780
...behind them; and produced combinations ofconfufed magnificence, that not only could not be credited, bat could not be imagined. ' Yet great labour, directed...frequently threw away their wit upon falfe conceits, they likewise fometimes (Iruck out unexpected truth : if their conceit* were far-fetched, they were often...
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The Monthly Review, Volume 61

Ralph Griffiths, George Edward Griffiths - 1780
...than he, who difiefts a fun beam with a prifm, can exhibit the wide effulgence of a Aun* ' mer noon. ' Yet great labour, directed by great abilities, is...away their wit upon falfe conceits, they likewife foroetimes ftruck out unexpected truth : if their conceits were far-fetched, they were often worth...
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The Monthly Review, Volume 61

Ralph Griffiths, George Edward Griffiths - 1780
...than he, who difiefts a fun beam with a prifm, can exhibit the wide effulgence of a Aun* ' mer noon. ' Yet great labour, directed by great abilities, is...away their wit upon falfe conceits, they likewife foroetimes ftruck out unexpected truth : if their conceits were far-fetched, they were often worth...
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The Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets;: With Critical Observations on ...

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1781 - 503 pages
...no limits ; they left not only reafon but fancy behind them ; and produced combinations of confuted magnificence, that not only could not be credited,...ftruck out unexpected truth : if their conceits were farfetched, they were often worth the carriage. To write on their plan, it was at leaft neceffary to...
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The Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets;: With Critical Observations on ...

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1781 - 503 pages
...them ; and produced combinations of confufed magnificence, that not only could not be credited, hut could not be imagined. Yet great labour, directed...ftruck out unexpected truth : if their conceits were farfetched, they were often worth the carriage. To write on their plan, it was at leaft neceffary to...
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The Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets: With Critical ..., Volume 2

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1783
...prifm, can exhibit the wide effulgence of a fummer noon. What they wanted hoxveyer of the fubfifrfe,< they endeavoured to fupply by hyperbole; their amplification...could not be credited* but could not be imagined. V . fc. * Yet great labour, directed by great abili* ties, is never wholly loft : if they frequently...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: The lives of the most eminent English poets

Samuel Johnson, Sir John Hawkins - English literature - 1787
...prifm, can exhibit the wide effulgence of a fummer noon. What they wanted however of the fublime, the)' endeavoured to fupply by hyperbole; their amplification...ftruck out unexpected truth : if their conceits were far-fetched, they were often worth the carriage. To write on their plan, it was at leaft neceflary...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Together with His Life, and Notes on His ...

Samuel Johnson - Poets, English - 1787
...life, than he, who diflects a fun-beam with a prifm, can exhibit the wide effulgence of a fummernoon. What they wanted however of the fublime, they endeavoured...their wit upon falfe conceits, they likewife fometimes (truck out unexpected truth : if their conceits were far-fetched, they were often worth the carriage....
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