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" What he attempted, he performed ; he is never feeble, and he did not wish to be energetic ; he is never rapid, and he never stagnates. His sentences have neither studied amplitude, nor affected brevity ; his periods, though not diligently rounded, are... "
Essays biographical, critical, and historical: Illustrative of the Tatler ... - Page 111
by Nathan Drake - 1805
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Elements of general knowledge: introductory to useful books in the ..., Volume 1

Henry Kett - Books and reading - 1805
...merits of this celebrated author, as well as to remark * " Whoever wishes to acquire a style which is familiar but not coarse, and elegant but not ostentatious,...give his days and nights to the volumes of Addison." " Life of Addison." t I allude to such words as Resuscitation, orbity, fatuity, divaricate, asinine,...
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The Monthly Anthology, and Boston Review, Volume 2

Samuel Cooper Thacher, David Phineas Adams, William Emerson - Literary Criticism - 1805
...acquired from the attempt. ' Whoever wishes (says Johnson) to attain an English style, familiar and not coarse, and elegant but not ostentatious, must...give his days and nights to the volumes of Addison.' Such a style is, on the whole, the most useful, perhaps the most elegant, if it be true, as the criticks...
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Elements of General Knowledge: Introductory to Useful Books in the ..., Volume 1

Henry Kett - Books and reading - 1805
...celebrated author, as well as to remark * " Whoever wishes to acquire a style which is familiar but hot coarse, and elegant but not ostentatious, must give his days and nights to the volumes of Addison." " Life of Addison." f I allude to such words as Resuscitation, orbity, fatuity, divaricate, asinine,...
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The life of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: comprehending an account of ..., Volume 1

James Boswell - Literary Criticism - 1807
...amplitude, nor affected brevity : his periods, though not diligently rounded, are voluble and easy. 1 Whoever wishes to attain an English style, familiar...give his days and nights to the volumes of Addison."* Though the Rambler was not concluded till the year 17>52, I shall, under this year, say all that I...
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The British Essayists, Volume 6

Alexander Chalmers - English essays - 1808
...edit. cation of Dr. JOHNSON'S " Lives of the Poets," it has become almost proverbial to repeat, that " whoever wishes to attain an English style, familiar...give his days and nights to the volumes of ADDISON." That few, however, are willing to bestow this labour, or anxious to obtain the reward, is sufficiently...
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Letters on Literature, Taste, and Composition, Addressed to His Son

George Gregory - Books and reading - 1809 - 363 pages
...incomparable critic and biographer : " Whoever wishes to attain an English style, familiar but not coarse, elegant but not ostentatious, must give his days and nights to the volumes of Addison." LETTER IX. ORNAMENT AMPLIFICATION. *WY DEAR JOIfJV, THE real ornaments of composition, whether prose...
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The Works of the English Poets, from Chaucer to Cowper;, Volume 17

Alexander Chalmers - English poetry - 1810
...in his transitions and connections, and sometimes descends too much to the language of conversation; yet if his language had been less idiomatical, it...give his days and nights to the volumes of Addison. * But, says Dr. Warton, be sometimes is so ; and in another MS note he add*, often so. C HUGHES THE...
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The works of the English poets, from Chaucer to Cowper: including the series ...

Samuel Johnson - English poetry (Collections) - 1810
...Anglicism. What he attempted, he performed ; he is never feeble, and he did not wish to be energetic3 ; he is never rapid, and he never stagnates. His sentences...give his days and nights to the volumes of Addison. 'But, says Dr. Warton, he sometimes is so ; and in another MS note he adds, often so. C. TO THE RIGHT...
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The works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: With An essay on his life and ..., Volume 10

Samuel Johnson - 1810
...Anglicism. What he attempted, he performed ; he is never feeble, and he did not wish to be energetick * ; he is never rapid, and he never stagnates. His sentences...give his days and nights to the volumes of Addison. * But, says Dr. Warton, he sometimes is so j and in another MS note, he adds, often so. C. HUGHES....
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The Works of the English Poets, from Chaucer to Cowper: Including ..., Volume 9

Alexander Chalmers - English poetry - 1810
...Anglicism. What he attempted, he performed; he is never feeble, and he did not wish to be energetic 3 ; he is never rapid, and he never stagnates. His sentences...give his days and nights to the volumes of Addison. * But, says Dr. Warton, be sometimes is so; and in another MS note he adds, often so. C TO THE RIGHT...
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