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" The essence of poetry is invention ; such invention as, by producing something unexpected, surprises and delights. The topics of devotion are few, and being few are universally known ; but, few as they are, they can be made no more ; they can receive... "
The Contemporary Review - Page 329
1866
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Lives

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1800
...plead the merits of his Redeemer, is already in a higher stare than poetry can confer. The essence of poetry is invention; such invention as, by producing...something unexpected, surprises and delights. ,The topicks of devotion are few, 'flnd being few are universally known; bur, few as there are, they can...
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The works of the poets of Great Britain and Ireland. With prefaces ...

Great Britain - 1804
...plead the merits of his Redeemer, is already in a higher state than poetry can confer. The essence of poetry is invention ; such invention as, by producing...something unexpected, surprises and delights. The topicks of devotion are few, and being few are universally known; but, few as there are, they can be...
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The Beauties of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Consisting of Maxims and Observations ...

Samuel Johnson - 1804 - 394 pages
...plead the merits of his Redeemer, is already in a higher state than poetry can confer. The essence of poetry is invention; such invention as, by producing...something unexpected, surprises and delights. The topies .of devotion are few, and being few, are universally known ; but few as they are, they can be...
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The works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: With An essay on his life and ..., Volume 9

Samuel Johnson - 1810
...plead the merits of his Redeemer, is already in a higher state than poetry can confer. The essence of poetry is invention ; such invention as, by producing...something unexpected, surprises and delights. The topicks of devotion are few, and being few are universally known ; but, few as they are, they can be...
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The lives of the most eminent English poets; with critical ..., Volume 1

Samuel Johnson - 1811
...plead the merits of his Redeemer, is already in a higher state than poetry can confer. The essence of poetry is invention ; such invention as, by producing...something unexpected, surprises and delights. The topicks of devotion are few, and being few are universally known ; but few as they are, they can be...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, L. L. D.: In Twelve Volumes, Volume 9

Samuel Johnson, Arthur Murphy - 1811
...plead the merits of his Redeemer, is already in a •higher state than poetry can confer. The essence of poetry is invention ; such invention as, by producing...something unexpected, surprises and delights. The topicks of devotion arc few, and being few are universally known ; but few as they are, they can be...
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The Reasonableness of Setting Forth the Most Worthy Praise of Almighty God ...

William Smith - Church music - 1814 - 297 pages
...plead the merits of his Redeemer, is already in a higher state than poetry can confer. The essence of poetry is invention ; such invention as, by producing something unexpected, surprises and til-lights. The topics of devotion are few, and being few, are universally known ; but few as they...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, Volume 9

Samuel Johnson - English literature - 1816
...plead the merits of his Redeemer, is already in a higher state than poetry can confer. The essence of poetry is invention ; such invention as, by producing...something unexpected, surprises and delights. The topicks of devotion are few, and being few are universally known ; but, few as they are, they can be...
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The works of Samuel Johnson

Samuel Johnson - 1818
...plead the merits of his Redeemer, is already in a higher state than poetry can confer. The essence of poetry is invention ; such invention as, by producing...something unexpected, surprises and delights. The topicks of devotion are few, and being few are universally known ; but few as they are, they can be...
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The Works of the English Poets, from Chaucer to Cowper: Including ..., Volume 8

Alexander Chalmers - English poetry - 1819
...plead the merits of his Redeemer, is already in a higher state than poetry can confer. The essence of poetry is invention ; such invention as, by producing something unexpected, surprises and delights. Tbe topics of devotion are few, and being few are universally known ; but, few as they are, they can...
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