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" Contemplative piety, or the intercourse between God and the human soul, cannot be poetical. Man, admitted to implore the mercy of his Creator, and plead the merits of his Redeemer, is already in a higher state than poetry can confer. The essence of poetry... "
The North American Review - Page 458
by Jared Sparks, Edward Everett, James Russell Lowell, Henry Cabot Lodge - 1833
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The Critical Review: Or, Annals of Literature, Volume 47

Tobias Smollett - English literature - 1779
...unexpected, furprifes and delights. - The topicks of devotion are few, and being few are univerfally known ; but few as they are, they can be made no more: they can re. cetve no grace from novelty of fentiment, and very little from novelty of expreflion. i * Poetry...
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The Monthly Review, Or, Literary Journal, Volume 61

Ralph Griffiths, G. E. Griffiths - English imprints - 1780
...The effence of poetry is invention ; fuch invention as, by producing fomething unexpected, furprifes and delights. The topics of devotion are few, and being few are univerfally known ; but few as they are, they can be made no more ; they can receive no grace; from...
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Lives

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1800
...implore the mercy of his Cre'at-or, and plead the merits of his Redeemer, is already in a higher stare than poetry can confer. The essence of poetry is invention;...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 Beauties of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Consisting of Maxims and Observations ...

Samuel Johnson - 1804 - 394 pages
...be poetical. Man admitted to implore the mercy of his Creator, and plead the merits of his Redeemer, is already in a higher state than poetry can confer....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 the poets of Great Britain and Ireland. With prefaces ...

Great Britain - 1804
...be poetical. Man admitted to implore the mercy of his Creator, and plead the merits of his Redeemer, is already in a higher state than poetry can confer....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 works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: With An essay on his life and ..., Volume 9

Samuel Johnson - 1810
...poetical. Man, admitted to implore the mercy of his Creator, and plead the merits of his Redeemer, is already in a higher state than poetry can confer....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
...poetical. Man, admitted to implore the mercy of his Creator, and plead the merits of his Redeemer, is already in a higher state than poetry can confer....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
...poetical. Man, admitted to implore the mercy of his Creator, and plead the merits of his Redeemer, is already in a •higher state than poetry can confer....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
...poetical. Man admitted to implore, the mercy of his Creator, and plead the merits of his Redeemer, is already in a higher state than poetry can confer....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
...poetical. Man, admitted to implore the mercy of his Creator, and plead the merits of his Redeemer, is already in a higher state than poetry can confer....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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