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" He seems to have been well acquainted with his own genius, and to know what it was that nature had bestowed upon him more bountifully than upon others; the power of displaying the vast, illuminating the splendid, enforcing the awful, darkening the gloomy,... "
Johnson's Lives of the the English Poets: Abridged: with Notes and Illustrations - Page 31
by Samuel Johnson - 1797 - 239 pages
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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
...* Algarotti tcnns \lgigattttfcafuUimita Miltoniana. Orig. Edit. VOL. II. M He He feems to have been well acquainted with his own genius, and to know what...and aggravating the dreadful : he therefore chofe a fubjcct on which too much could not be faid, on which he might tire his fancy without the cenfure of...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Together with His Life, and Notes on His ...

Samuel Johnson - Poets, English - 1787
...to have been well acquainted with his owrt genius, and to know what it was that Nature had bellowed upon him more bountifully than upon others ; the power...gloomy, and aggravating the dreadful : he therefore t;hpfe a fubject on which too much could not be faid^ on which he might tire his fancy without the...
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The Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets,: With Critical ..., Volume 1

Samuel Johnson - Poets, English - 1790
...pleafe when pleafure is required ; but it is his peculiar power to aftonifh. He feems to have been well acquainted with his own genius, and to know what...and aggravating the dreadful; he therefore chofe a fubjecl: on which too much could not be faid, on which he might tire his fancy without the genfure...
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The lives of the English poets

Samuel Johnson, Arthur Murphy - 1792
...can pleafe when pleafure is required; but it is his peculiar power to aftonifh. He feems to have been well acquainted with his own genius, and to know what...gloomy, and aggravating the dreadful; he therefore * A\garQtt\termt\tgigaattfcafu&limi/aMiittniana> DJ chofe a fubject on which too much could not be...
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The Lives of the English Poets: and a Criticism of Their Work

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1795 - 536 pages
...can pleafe when pleafure is required; but it is his peculiar power to aftonifh. He feems to have been well acquainted with his own genius, and to know what...and aggravating the dreadful : he therefore chofe a Tubject on which too much could not be faid, on which he might tire his fancy without the cenfure of...
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The Annual Register, Or, A View of the History, Politics, and Literature for ...

History - 1796
...pleafe when pleafure is required ; but it is his peculiar power to aftonifli. He feems to have been well acquainted with his own genius, and to know what it was that nature had bellowed upon him more bountifully than upon others ; the power of difplaying the vaft, illuminating...
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Paradise lost: With notes, selected from Newton and others, to ..., Volumes 1-2

John Milton, Samuel Johnson - 1796
...to astonish. Algarotti terms it "gigantesca sublimita Miltoniana." VOL. I. i " He seems to have been well acquainted with his own genius, and to know what it was that Nature had bestowed upon him more bountifully than upon others : the power of displaying the vast, illuminating...
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Lives

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1800
...can please when pleasure is required; but it is his peculiar power to astonish. He seems to have been well acquainted with his own genius, and to know what it was that Nature had bestowed upon him more bountifully than upon others; the power of displaying the vast, illuminating...
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The works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.

Samuel Johnson, Arthur Murphy - 1801
...pleafe when pleafure is required ; but it is his peculiar power to aftonifh. He feems to have been well acquainted with his own genius, and to know what...gloomy, and aggravating the dreadful ; he therefore * Algarotti terms it gigantefcafublimita Mlltonlana. Dr. J. cliofe a fubject an which too much could...
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Lectures on rhetoric and belles lettres

Hugh Blair - English language - 1802 - 480 pages
...of his genius.* It is a fubjeft for which Milton alone was fitt.ed ; and' * " He feems to have been well acquainted with his own genius, and to " know what it was that nature had bcftowed upon him mori bountifully than " upon others; the power of displaying the vaft, illuminating...
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