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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 Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets,: With Critical ..., Volume 1

Samuel Johnson - Poets, English - 1790
...and laboured particularities, the profpects of nature, or the fcenes of life, than he, who dilTe&s a fun-beam with a prifm, can exhibit the wide effulgence...away their wit upon falfe conceits, they likewife fbmetimes flruck out unexpected truth: if their conceits were far-fetched, they were often worth the...
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The lives of the English poets

Samuel Johnson, Arthur Murphy - 1792
...they wanted however of the fublime, they endeavoured to fupply by hyperbole; their amplifi. cation had no limits; they left not only reafon but fancy...ftruck out unexpected truth ; if their conceits were far-fetched, they were often worth the carriage. To write on their plan it was at laft neceflary to...
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The New Annual Register, Or General Repository of History, Politics, and ...

Andrew Kippis, William Godwin - English poetry - 1801
...they left not only reafon but fancy behind, and produced combinations of confufed magnificence, which not only could not be credited, but could not be imagined....frequently threw away their wit upon falfe conceits, they fometimes ftruck out unexpected truth ; if their thoughts were far-fetched, they were fometimes worth...
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The works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.

Samuel Johnson, Arthur Murphy - 1801
...limits ; they left not only reafon but fency behind them ; and produced combinations of confnfed magnificence, that not only could not be credited,...Yet great labour, directed by great abilities, is Sever wholly loft; if they frequently threw away their wit upon falle conceits, they likewife fometimes...
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Annual Register, Volume 22

History - 1802
...endeavoured to fupply by hyberbole ; their amplification had no limits ; they left not only reaforr and fancy behind them, and produced combinations of confufed...credited, but could not be imagined. Yet great labour, direfled by great abilities, is never whol/y loft: if they frequently threw away their wit upon ralfe...
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The works of the poets of Great Britain and Ireland. With prefaces ...

Great Britain - 1804
...produced combinations of confused magnificence, that not only could not be credited, but could net be imagined. Yet great labour, directed by great abilities, is never wholly lost : if they frequently threw away their wit upon false conceits, they likewise sometimes struck...
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The works of Samuel Johnson

Samuel Johnson - 1806
...limits ; they left not not only reafon but fancy behind them ; and produced combinations of confnfed magnificence, that not only could not be credited,...frequently threw away their wit upon falfe conceits, theylikewife fometimes frruck out unexpected truth : if their conceits were far-fetched, they were...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, Volume 10

Samuel Johnson - English literature - 1806
...no limits ; they left not only reason but fancy behind them ; and produced combinations of confused magnificence, that not only could not be credited,...labour, directed by great abilities, is never w.holly lost; if they frequently threw away their wit upon false conceits, they likewise sometimes struck out...
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The works of Abraham Cowley, Volume 1

Abraham Cowley, Samuel Johnson, John Aikin - English literature - 1806
...no limits ; they left not only reason but fancy behind them ; and produced combinations of confused magnificence, that not only could not be credited,...labour, directed by great abilities, is never wholly lost : if they frequently threw away their wit upon false conceits, they likewise sometimes struck...
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The works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: With An essay on his life and ..., Volume 9

Samuel Johnson - 1810
...no limits ; they left not only reason but fancy behind them ; and produced combinations of donfused magnificence, that not only could not be credited,...labour, directed by great abilities, is never wholly lost ; if they frequently threw away their wit upon false conceits, they likewise sometimes struck...
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