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" THE Life of Dr. PARNELL is a task which I should very willingly decline, since it has been lately written by Goldsmith, a man of such variety of powers, and such felicity of performance, that he always seemed to do best that which he was doing ; a man... "
Censura Literaria: Containing Titles, Abstracts, and Opinions of Old English ... - Page 68
by Sir Egerton Brydges - 1807
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The works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: with Murphy's essay, Volume 3

Samuel Johnson, Arthur Murphy - 1825
...PARNELL is a task which I should very willingly decline, since it has been lately written by Goldsmith, a man of such variety of powers, and such felicity...exact without constraint, and easy without weakness. What such an authour has told, who would tell again ? I have made an abstract from his larger narrative...
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Sequel to the English Reader: Or, Elegant Selections in Prose and Poetry ...

Lindley Murray - Readers - 1825 - 244 pages
...solidly esteemed. — His literary character is compressed by Dr. Johnson in the following terms. " Goldsmith was a man of such variety of powers, and...doing; a man who had the art of being minute without tediousnew, and general without confusion : whose language was copious without exuberance, exact without...
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The lives of the English poets, Volume 1

Samuel Johnson - Poets, English - 1826 - 420 pages
...PARNELL is a task which I would very willingly decline, siuce it has been lately written by Goldsmith, a man of such variety of powers, and such felicity...language was copious without exuberance ; exact without constrain^, and easy without weakness. "Wliut such an author has told, who would tell again! I have...
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The English Portion of the Library of the Ven. Francis Wrangham

Francis Wrangham - Library catalogs - 1826 - 645 pages
...G. was a man of such variety of powers, and of such t'eHcity of performance, as Johnson also states, that he always seemed to do best that which he was...doing; a man, who had the art of being minute: without tcdiousncss, and general without confusion ; whose language was copious without exuberance, exact without...
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The British Magazine

Science - 1830
...of a mind endowed with virtue and with wisdom. " A man," to use the words of his great panegyrist, " of such variety of powers, and such felicity of performance,...always seemed to do best that which he was doing." We are now arrived at that period which must naturally be considered favourable to the agitation of...
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The Miscellaneous Works of Oliver Goldsmith: With an Account of His Life and ...

Oliver Goldsmith - 1830 - 527 pages
...arand such felicity of performance, that he alwavi seemed to do liest that which he was doing; a mar to wear their settings. When we rise in knowledge, as the prospect widens, the objects of Ian ;uage was copious without exuberance, exact without constraint, and easy without weakness. " To...
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Lives of the poets. Lives of eminent persons. Political tracts. Philological ...

Samuel Johnson, Arthur Murphy - 1834
...has been tady written by Goldsmith, a man of such nnety of powers, and such felicity of performucc, that he always seemed to do best that which he was doing ; a man who had the art of bug minute without tediousness, and general without confusion ; whose language was copious wuboat exuberance,...
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The Georgian Era: Voyagers and travellers. Philosophers and men of science ...

---- Clarke - Great Britain - 1834
...literary qualifications cannot be better described than in the words of l)r. Johnson, who calls him " a man of such variety of powers, and such felicity of performance, that lie always seemed to do best thai which he was doing; a man, who had the art of being minute, without...
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The life of Oliver Goldsmith, M. B.: from a variety of original sources

Sir James Prior - Authors, English - 1837
...any writer, the well-known eulogium of Johnson, who in the life of Parnell characterizes Goldsmith as "a man of such variety of powers and such felicity...exact without constraint, and easy without weakness." Were not the decisions of criticism as different as the several writers of it, we should be often surprised...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: Lives of the poets

Samuel Johnson - 1837
...PARNELL is a task which I should very willingly decline, since it has been lately written by Goldsmith, the profit, and after bleeding in the battle grew...and the expense of millions, but by contemplating What such an author has told, who would tell again ? I have made an abstract from his larger narrative...
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