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" What he attempted, he performed; he is never feeble and he did not wish to be energetic; he is never rapid and he never stagnates. His sentences have neither studied amplitude nor affected brevity; his periods, though not diligently rounded, are voluble... "
The Enquirer - Page 373
by William Godwin - 1823 - 412 pages
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The Scots Magazine, Volume 43

James Boswell - English literature - 1781
...yet if his language had been lefs idiomatical, it might have loft fomewhat of its genuine Anglicifm. What he attempted, he performed ; he is never feeble, and he did not wifh to be energetic ; he is never rapid, and he never Itagnatcs. His leniences have neither llupid...
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The Annual Register of World Events: A Review of the Year, Volume 25

History - 1800
...yet if his language had been lefs idiomatical, it might have loft fomewhat of its genuine anglicifm. What he attempted, he performed ; he is never feeble, and he did not wifh to be energetic ; he is never rapid, and he never ftagnates. His fentences have neither ftudied...
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prefaces, biographical and critical, to the works of the english poets.

samuel johnson - 1781
...yet if his language had been lefs idiomatical, it might have loft fomewhat of its genuine Anglicifrru What he attempted, he performed; he is never feeble, and he did not wifh to be energetick; he is never rapid, and he never ftagnates. His fentences have neither ftudied...
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Prefaces, Biographical and Critical, to the Works of the English Poets ...

Samuel Johnson - Poets, English - 1781
...if his language .had .been lefs idiomatical, it might .have loft fomewhat of its genuine Anglicifm. .What he attempted, he performed; he is never feeble, and he did .not wifh to be enecgetick ; he .is aever rapid, .and he never Itagnates. His fentences have neither ftudied...
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The Critical Review, Or, Annals of Literature, Volume 52

Tobias George Smollett - English literature - 1781
...yet if his language had been lefs idiomatical, ft might have loft fomewhat of its genuine Anglicifm. What he attempted', he performed ; he is never feeble, and he did not wi(h to be energetick ; he is .never rapid, and he never Magnates, Hfe fenfences have nei. ther ftudied...
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The Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets;: With Critical Observations on ...

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1781 - 503 pages
...yet if his language had been lefs idiomatical, it might have loft fpmewhat of its genuine Anglic^fm. What he attempted, he performed ; he is never feeble, and he did not wifh to be energetick ; he is never rapid, and he never ftagnates. His fentences have neither ftudied...
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Lessons in Elocution, Or, A Selection of Pieces in Prose and Verse: For the ...

William Scott - Elocution - 1789 - 398 pages
...yet, if his language had been lei's idiomatical, it might have loft fomewhat of its genuine Anglicifm. What he attempted he performed : he is never feeble, and he did not wifh to bs energetic ; he is never rapid, and he never ftagnates. His fentsr.ccs have neither itudied...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Comprehending an Account of His Studies ...

James Boswell - 1791 - 516 pages
...call it pofitively feeble. Let us remember the character of his ftyle, as given by Johnfon himfelf: " What he attempted, he performed; he is never feeble, and he did not wifh to be energetick ; he is never rapid, and he never ftagnates. His fentences have neither ftudied...
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The lives of the English poets

Samuel Johnson, Arthur Murphy - 1792
...yet if his language had been lefs idiomatical, it might have loft fomewhat of its genuine Anglicifm. What he attempted, he performed ; he is never feeble, and he did not wifh to be energetick; he is never rapid, and he never ftagnates. His fentences have neither ftudied...
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A New and General Biographical Dictionary: Containing an ... Account of the ...

Biography - 1793
...yet it his language had been lefs idiomatical, it might have loft fomewhat of it's genuine Anglicifm. What he attempted, he performed; he is never feeble, and he did not wifh to be energetic ; he is never rapid, and he never (tagnates. His fentences have neither fludied...
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