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" The true genius is a mind of large general powers, accidentally determined to some particular direction. "
Lives of eminent and illustrious Englishmen, ed. by G. G. Cunningham - Page 294
by Englishmen - 1836
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The Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets;: With Critical Observations on ...

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1781 - 503 pages
...mind, and propenfity for fome certain fcience or employment, ment, which is commonly called Genius. The true Genius is a mind of large general powers, accidentally determined to fqme particular direction. The great Painter of the prefent age had the firft fondnefs for his art...
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The Beauties of Johnson: Consisting of Maxims and Observations ..., Volume 1

Samuel Johnson - 1782 - 228 pages
...minds, are never^without fome advantage to knowledge. Life of Sir T. Browne, p. Z67. G. • GENIUS. True genius is a mind of large general powers, accidentally determined to fome particular direction. Life of Cowley. Genius is powerful when inverted with the - of affluence....
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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
...defignation of mind, and propenfity for feme certain fcience or employment, which is commonly called Genius. The true Genius is a mind of large general powers, accidentally determined to feme particular direction. Sir Jofhua Reynolds, the great Painter of the prcfent age, had the firft...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Together with His Life, and Notes on His ...

Samuel Johnson - Poets, English - 1787
...defignation of mind, and propenfity for fome certain fcience or employment, which is commonly called Genius. The true Genius is a mind of large general powers, accidentally determined to fome. particular direction. Sir Jofhua Reynolds, the great Painter of the prefent age, had the firft...
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The lives of the English poets

Samuel Johnson, Arthur Murphy - 1792
...dcfignation of mind, and propenfity for fome certain fcience or employment, which is commonly called Genius. The true Genius is a mind of large general powers, accidentally determined to fome particular direction. Sir Jofhua Reynolds, the great Painter of the prefent age, had the firft...
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The Lives of the English Poets: and a Criticism of Their Work

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1795 - 536 pages
...defignation of mind, and propenfity for fome certain fcience' or employment, which is commonly called Genius. The true Genius is a mind of large general powers, accidentally determined to fome particular direction. The great painter of the prefent age had the firft iondnefs for his art...
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The economy of nature explained and illustrated on the principles ..., Volume 3

George Gregory - Philosophy - 1796 - 46 pages
...particular defignation of mind, and propenfity for fame certain fcience, which is commonly called genius, True genius is a mind of large general powers, accidentally determined to fome particular direction. The great painter of the prcfene age had the firft fondnefs for his art...
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The Economy of Nature Explained and Illustrated: On the Principles of Modern ...

George Gregory - 1798
...really foreign to each other, or oppofitions of thofe that are united.'WHartley, p. 46. called genius. True genius is a mind of large general powers, accidentally determined to fome particular direction. The great painter of the prefent age, had the firft fondnefs for his art...
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The works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.

Samuel Johnson, Arthur Murphy - 1801
...defignation of mind, and propenfity for fome certain fcience or employment, which is commonly called Genius. The true Genius is a mind • / of large general powers, accidentally determined to fome particular direction. Sir Jofhua Reynolds, the great Painter of the prefent age, had the firft...
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The Lives of the Scotish Poets: With Preliminary Dissertations on ..., Volume 2

David Irving - Scottish poetry - 1804
...designation of mind, and propensity for some certain science or employment, which is commonly called genius. The true genius is a mind of large general powers,...accidentally determined to some particular direction. Sir Joshua Reynolds, the great painter of the present age, had the first fondness for his art excited...
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