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Reminiscences of Charles Butler ... - Page 386
by Charles Butler - 1824
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The Annual Register, Volume 22

1796 - 690 pages
...loftinefs*. He can pleafe when pleafure is required ; but it is His peculiar power to aftonilh. He feems to have been well acquainted with his own genius, and to know what it was that nature had bellowed upon him more bountifully than upon others; the power of difplaying the vaft, illuminating...
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Prefaces, Biographical and Critical, to the Works of the English Poets ...

Samuel Johnson - 1779 - 280 pages
...loftinefs*.. He can pleafe when pleafure is required ; but it is his peculiar power to aftonifh, He feems to have been well acquainted with his own genius, and to know what it was that Nature had beftowed upon him more bountifully than upon others; the power of difplaying the vaft, illuminating...
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The Critical Review, Or, Annals of Literature, Volume 47

Tobias Smollett - 1779 - 510 pages
...loftinefs. He can pleafe , when pleafure is required ; but it is his peculiar power to aftoniih. ' He feems to have been well acquainted with his own genius, and to know what it was that nature had bellowed upon him more bountifully than upon others; the power of difplaying the vaft, illuminating...
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Monthly Review; Or New Literary Journal, Volume 61

Ralph Griffiths, George Edward Griffiths - 1780 - 590 pages
...learning, to throw ofF into his work the fpirit of fcience, unmingled with its groiTer parts. ' He feems to have been well acquainted with his own genius, and to know what it was that Nature had bellowed upon him more bountifully than upon others ; the power of difplaying the vaft, illuminating...
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Monthly Review; Or New Literary Journal, Volume 61

Ralph Griffiths, George Edward Griffiths - 1780 - 590 pages
...learning, to throw off into his work the fpirit of fcience, unmingled with its grofler parts. ' He fecms to have been well acquainted with his own genius, and to know what it was that Nature had bellowed upon him more bountifully than upon others ; the power of difplaying the vaft, illuminating...
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Annual Register, Volume 22

Edmund Burke - 1780 - 726 pages
...loftinefs*. He can, pleafe when pleafure-is required; but it is his peculiar power to aftoniih. He feems to have been well acquainted with his own genius, and to know what it was that nature had bellowed upon him more bountifully than upon others ; the power of difplaying the vaft, illuminating...
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The Monthly Review, Or, Literary Journal, Volume 61

1780 - 596 pages
...pleafe when pleafurc is required ; but it is his peculiar power to alloniih. ' He feems to have bern well acquainted with his own genius, and to know what it was thatNature had bellowed upon him more bountifully than upon others ; the power of difplaying the vaft,...
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The Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets;: Cowley. Denham. Milton. Butler ...

Samuel Johnson - 1781 - 494 pages
...it is his peculiar power to aftonifh. * Algarotti terms it gigantefca fullimita Mlitcniana. He feems to have been well acquainted. with his own genius, and to know what it was that Nature had beflowed upon him more bountifully than upon others j the power of difplaying the vaft, illuminating...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: The lives of the most eminent English poets

Samuel Johnson, John Hawkins - 1787 - 498 pages
...aftonifh. t * Algarotti tcnns \lgigattttfcafuUimita Miltoniana. Orig. Edit. VOL. II. M He He feems to have been well acquainted with his own genius, and to know what it was that Nature had beftowed upon him more bountifully than upon others ; the power of difplaying the vaft, illuminating...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson.LL.D..: The lives of the English poets

Samuel Johnson - 1792 - 478 pages
...loftinefs *. He can pleafe when pleafure is required; but it is his peculiar power to aftonifh. He feems to have been well acquainted with his own genius, and to know what it was that Nature had beftowed upon him more bountifully than upon, others ; the power of difplaying the vaft, illuminating...
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