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" We have not the least doubt that if Addison had written a novel, on an extensive plan, it would have been superior to any that we possess. As it is, he is 'entitled to be considered not only as the greatest of the English essayists, but as the forerunner... "
The Quarterly Review - Page 29
1870
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Essay on Addison

Thomas Babington Macaulay Baron Macaulay - 1899
...ways of the world, that they charm us on the hundredth perusal. We have not the least doubt that 25 if Addison had written a novel, on an extensive plan,...as the forerunner of the great English novelists. 30 We say this of Addison alone; for Addison is the Spectator. About three sevenths of the work are...
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Macaulay's Essays on Milton and Addison

Thomas Babington Macaulay Baron Macaulay - 1899 - 272 pages
...human heart, such knowledge of the ways of the world, that they charm us on the 10 hundredth perusal. We have not the least doubt that if Addison had written...considered not only as the greatest of the English is essayists, but as the forerunner of the great English novelists. We say this of Addison alone; for...
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A Critical Dictionary of English Literature and British and ..., Volume 1

Samuel Austin Allibone - American literature - 1899 - 3140 pages
...have dtetinguish-d themselves, he has no equal; and this may, with strict justice, be mid of Addlsou. He is entitled to be considered not only as the greatest...as the forerunner of the great English novelists. Ills best essays approach near to absolute perfection ; nor Is their excellence more wonderful than...
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A Critical Dictionary of English Literature and British and ..., Volume 1

Samuel Austin Allibone - American literature - 1899 - 3140 pages
...dl»tinguifthed them Helves, he has no equal; and this may, with strict justice, be said of Addlson. He 1* entitled to be considered not only as the greatest...as the forerunner of the great English novelists. His best essays approach near to absolute perfection; nor Is their excellence more wonderful than their...
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The "good Man" of the XVIIIth Century: A Monograph on XVIIIth Century ...

Charles Augustus Whittuck - Conduct of life in literature - 1901 - 274 pages
...into a great novel."2 These remarks are in the spirit of a similar one made by Macaulay to the effect that " if Addison had written a novel on an extensive...would have been superior to any that we possess." And probably the opinion thus expressed is a sound one, though it would be well not 1 Raleigh, " The...
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Essay on Addison

Thomas Babington Macaulay Baron Macaulay - 1900 - 158 pages
...knowledge of the ways of the world, that they charm us on the hundredth perusal. We have not the 15least doubt that if Addison had written a novel, on an extensive...as the forerunner of the great English novelists. 20 100. We say this of Addison alone ; for Addison is the Spectator. About three-sevenths of the work...
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Essays on Milton and Addison

Thomas Babington Macaulay Baron Macaulay - 1902 - 315 pages
...they charm us on the hundredth perusal. We have not the least doubt that if Addison had writ- 20 ten a novel, on an extensive plan, it would have been...as the forerunner of the great English novelists. 25 101. We say this of Addison alone ; for Addison is the Spectator. About three-sevenths of the work...
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Critical and Historical Essays Contributed to the Edinburgh Review, Volume 3

Thomas Babington Macaulay Baron Macaulay - English literature - 1903
...human heart, such knowledge of the ways of the world, that they charm us on the hundredth perusal. We have not the least doubt that if Addison had written...extensive plan, it would have been superior to any that we posses*. As it is, he is entitled to be considered, not only as the greatest of the English essayists,...
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Leigh Hunt. Lord Holland. Warren Hastings. Frederic the Great. Madame d ...

Thomas Babington Macaulay Baron Macaulay - English essays - 1903
...it is a kind which does not require nor even allow scope for very high creative power. Macaulay felt not the least doubt that if Addison had written a...it would have been superior to any that we possess. But few critics will share his confidence. It is one thing to sketch a Sir Roger de Coverley in a few...
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Macaulay's Essays on Milton and Addison

Thomas Babington Macaulay Baron Macaulay - 1903 - 226 pages
...human heart, such knowledge of the ways of the world, that they charm us on the hundredth perusal. We have not the least doubt that if Addison had written...an extensive plan, it would have been superior to 30 any that we possess. As it is, he is entitled to be considered not only as the greatest of the English...
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