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" His mind resembled a fertile, but thin soil. There was a quick, but not a strong vegetation of whatever chanced to be thrown upon it. No deep root could be struck. The oak of the forest did not grow there ; but the elegant shrubbery and the fragrant parterre... "
The Port Folio - Page 294
1808
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Comprehending an Account of His ..., Volume 1

James Boswell - 1791 - 554 pages
...tetigit non ornavit s." His mind refembled a fertile, but thin foil. There was a quick, but not a ftrong vegetation, of whatever chanced to be thrown upon it. No deep root could be ftruck. The oak of the foreft did not grow there ;. but the elegant s See his Epitaph in Weftounfter...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Comprehending an Account of His ..., Volume 1

James Boswell - 1791 - 564 pages
...tetigit non ornavit 5." His mind refembled a fertile, but thin foil. There was a quick, but not a ftrong vegetation, of whatever chanced to be thrown upon it. No deep root eould be ftruck. The oak of the foreft did not grow there ; but the elegant * See his Epitaph in Weftminfter...
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Essays and Criticisms, by Dr. Goldsmith;: With an Account of the ..., Volume 2

Oliver Goldsmith - 1798 - 282 pages
...tetigit nan crnavit. — His mind refembled a fertile, but thin foil. There was a quick, but not a ftrong vegetation, of whatever chanced to be thrown upon it. No deep root could be ftruck. The oak of the foreft did not grow there; but the elegant mrubbery, and the fragrant parterre,...
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Life of Johnson: Including Boswell's Journal of a Tour to the ..., Volume 1

James Boswell - 1799 - 648 pages
...literary acquisitions he made. ' Nihil quod tetigit non ornavit'.' His mind resembled a fertile, but thin soil. There was a quick, but not a strong vegetation,...been generally circulated and believed that he was a mere fool in conversation' ; but, in truth, this has been greatly ' Dr. Warton wrote to his brother...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Comprehending an Account of His Studies ...

James Boswell - 1799 - 496 pages
...literary acquisitions he made. " Nihil quod tetigit nan ernavit"1 His mind resembled a fertile, but thin soil. There was a quick, but not a strong vegetation,...been generally circulated and believed that he was a mere fool in conversation ; 5 but, in truth, this has been greatly exaggerated. He had, no doubt,...
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Boswell's Life of Johnson: Including Boswell's Journal of a Tour ..., Volume 1

James Boswell - 1799 - 640 pages
...literary acquisitions he made. ' Nihil quod tetigit non ornavit''.' His mind resembled a fertile, but thin soil. There was a quick, but not a strong vegetation,...been generally circulated and believed that he was a mere fool in conversation' ; but, in truth, this has been greatly 1 Dr. Warton wrote to his brother...
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The Life of Edmund Burke: Comprehending and Impartial Account of ..., Volume 1

Robert Bisset - 1800 - 502 pages
...(says Boswell, probably expressing from recollection the opinion of Johnson) resembled a fertile but thin soil: there was a quick, but not a strong, vegetation of whatever chanced to be sown. No deep root could be struck. The oak of the forest did not grow there,' but the elegant shrubbery...
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Select works of Oliver Goldsmith, Containing i. The vicar of Wakefield, ii ...

Oliver Goldsmith - 1803 - 366 pages
...acquifhions he made. His ,mind refembled * fertile,) but thin foil; there was a quick, but not a ftrong vegetation of whatever chanced "to be thrown upon it. No deep root could be ftruck. The oak of the foreft di<t not grow there; but the elegant fhrubbeiy, and the fragrant parterre...
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Poems by Goldsmith and Parnell

Oliver Goldsmith - 1804 - 114 pages
...literary acquisition he made.— Nihil quod tetigit non ornavit. His mind resembled a fertile, but thin soil. There was a quick, but not a strong vegetation,...been generally circulated and believed, that he was a mere fool in conversation ; but, in truth, this has been greatly exaggerated. He had, no doubt, a...
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The Poetical Works of Oliver Goldsmith: With an Account of His Life ...

Oliver Goldsmith - 1805 - 264 pages
...displaying, with more advantage, whatever literary acquisitions he made. His mind resembled a fertile but thin soil ; there was a quick but not a strong vegetation...chanced to be thrown upon it. No deep root could be strnck. The oak of the forest did not grow there ; but the elegant shrubbery, and the fragrant parterre,...
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