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" His thoughts are wonderfully suited to tragedy, but frequently lost in such a cloud of words, that it is hard to see the beauty of them : there is an infinite fire in his works, but so involved in smoke, that it does not appear in half its lustre. "
Dictionary of National Biography - Page 366
edited by - 1892
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Harrison's British Classicks, Volume 4

1786
...wonderfully fuited to tragedy, but frequently loll in fuch a cloud of words, that it is hard to fee the beauty of them; there is an infinite fire in his works, but lo involved in fmoke, that it does not эр- ', pear in half it's luftre. He frequently < fucceeds...
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The Spectator. ...

1789
...wonderfully fuited to Tragedy, but frequently loft in, fuch a cloud of words, that it is hard to fee the beauty of them. There is an infinite fire in his works, but fo involved in fmoke, that it does not appear in half its luftre. He frequently fucceeds in the paflionate...
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A New Biographical Dictionary: Containing a Brief Account of the Lives and ...

Stephen Jones - Biography - 1799 - 472 pages
...playa, all aled with applause. His thoughts are wonder. iully suited to tragedy j but frequentty lost in such a cloud of words, that it is hard to sec the beauty of them. There ii much fire in his woilcs, but so involved in smoke, that it docs not...
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The Spectator ...

Joseph Addison, Sir Richard Steele - 1803
...restrained it, and kept it within its proper bounds. His thoughts are wonderfully suited to tragedy, but frequently lost in such a cloud of words, that it...its lustre. He frequently succeeds in the passionate parts of the tragedy, but more particularly where he slackens his efforts, and eases the style of those...
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Select British Classics, Volume 11

English literature - 1803
...restrained it, and kept it within its proper bounds. His thoughts are wonderfully suited to tragedy, but frequently lost in such a cloud of words, that it...its lustre. He frequently succeeds in the passionate parts of the tragedy, but more parlicularly where he slackens his efforts, and eases the style of those...
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The Elements of English Composition: Containing Practical Instructions for ...

David Irving - English language - 1803 - 238 pages
...wonderfully fuited to tragedy, but frequently loft In fuch a cloud of words, that it is hard to. fee the beauty of them : there is an infinite fire in his works, but Fo involved in f.moke, that it does not appear in half its luftre. He frequently fucceeds in thepaffiona'te...
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The British Essayists, Volume 6

Alexander Chalmers - English essays - 1808
...restrained it, and kept it within its proper hounds. His thoughts are wonderfully suited to tragedy, but frequently lost in such a cloud of words, that it...its lustre. He frequently succeeds in the passionate parts of the tragedy, but more particularly where he slackens his efforts, and eases the style of those...
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The Works of John Dryden: Now First Collected in Eighteen Volumes ..., Volume 11

John Dryden - English literature - 1808
...remarked, that Lee's " thoughts are wonderfully suited for tragedy, but frequently lost in such a crowd of words, that it is hard to see the beauty of them. There is infinite fire in his works, but so involved in smoke, that it does not appear in half its lustre."...
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The Works of John Dryden: Now First Collected ...

John Dryden, Sir Walter Scott - English literature - 1808
...remarked, that Lee's " thoughts are wonderfully suited for tragedy, but frequently lost in such a crowd of words, that it is hard to see the beauty of them. There is infinite fire in his works, but so involved in smoke, that it does not appear in half its lustre."...
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The Works of the Right Honourable Joseph Addison, Volume 3

Joseph Addison - 1811
...restrained it, and kept it within its proper bounds. His thoughts are wonderfully suited to tragedy, but frequently lost in such a cloud of words, that it...its lustre. He frequently succeeds in the passionate parts of the tragedy, but more particularly where he slackens his efforts, and eases the style of those...
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