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" We have not the least doubt that if Addison had written a novel, on an extensive plan, it would have been superior to any that we possess. As it is, he is 'entitled to be considered not only as the greatest of the English essayists, but as the forerunner... "
The Quarterly Review - Page 29
by Baron Rowland Edmund Prothero Ernle, William Gifford, Sir John Taylor Coleridge, John Gibson Lockhart, Whitwell Elwin, William Macpherson, George Walter Prothero, Sir William Smith, Sir John Murray IV, Rowland Edmund Prothero Baron Ernle - 1870
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Business English: A Practice Book

Rose Buhlig - Commercial correspondence - 1914 - 381 pages
...the human heart, such knowledge of the ways of the world that they charm us on the hundredth perusal. We have not the least doubt that if Addison had written...as the forerunner of the great English novelists. Macaulay: Essay on Addison. Exercise 209 Prepare a paragraph developing each of the following topic...
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Joseph Addison and Richard Steele: The Critical Heritage

Edward Alan Bloom, Lillian D. Bloom - Reference - 1995 - 480 pages
...human heart, such knowledge of the ways of the world, that they charm us on the hundredth perusal. We have not the least doubt that if Addison had written...as the forerunner of the great English novelists. We say this of Addison alone; for Addison is the Spectator. About three sevenths of the work are his;...
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Telling Time: Clocks, Diaries, and English Diurnal Form, 1660-1785

Stuart Sherman - Literary Criticism - 1996 - 323 pages
...essay on Addison, Virginia Woolf disputes Thomas Macaulay's claim that, had this prodigious diurnalist "written a novel on an extensive plan it would have been 'superior to any that we possess.'" The Spectator's diurnal form, Woolf argues, prevents it from functioning as a proto-novel in any way....
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Joseph Addison and Richard Steele: The Critical Heritage

Edward Alan Bloom, Lillian D. Bloom - Reference - 1995 - 480 pages
...human heart, such knowledge of the ways of the world, that they charm us on the hundredth perusal. We have not the least doubt that if Addison had written...as the forerunner of the great English novelists. We say this of Addison alone; for Addison is the Spectator. About three sevenths of the work are his;...
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Selections from The Spectator

...chosen to be bitter and particular, neither Swift nor Pope would have been so formidable an assailant. " We have not the least doubt that if Addison had written...would have been superior to any that we possess." This is one of Macaulay's most typical flights into the thin air of generalisation. There is no reason...
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Selections from The Spectator

...chosen to be bitter and particular, neither Swift nor Pope would have been so formidable an assailant " We have not the least doubt that if Addison had written...would have been superior to any that we possess." This is one of Macaulay's most typical flights into the thin air of generalisation. There is no reason...
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Western Reserve University Bulletin

Western Reserve University - 1899
...rewards the servant by taking him by the hand when he departs." OVEHBURY. 3Macaulay said he had not the least doubt "that if Addison had written a...would have been superior to any that we possess." Jones. All three are individualized types, though of course they differ in the degree of individualization....
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Poet Lore, Volume 23

Poetry - 1912
...de Coverley papers, according to Taine, the novel was unconsciously discovered; and Macaulay avers that 'if Addison had written a novel on an extensive...would have been superior to any that we possess.' Whether Macaulay was correct, no one can say, though we should think not; but Taine was much more nearly...
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