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" He copies life with so much fidelity that he can be hardly said to invent : yet his exhibitions have an air so much original that it is difficult to suppose them not merely the product of imagination. "
The Works of the English Poets: With Prefaces, Biographical and Critical - Page 155
by Samuel Johnson - 1781
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The Monthly Review, Or, Literary Journal, Volume 65

1781
...to give the grace of novelty to domeftic fcenes and daily occurrences. He never eutjleps the modefty of nature, nor raifes merriment or wonder by the violation...life with fo much fidelity, that he can be hardly (aid to invent ; yet his exhibitions have an air fo much original, that it is difficult to iuppofe...
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The Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets;: Dryden. Smith. Duke. King ...

Samuel Johnson - 1781 - 503 pages
...give the grace of novelty to domeftick fcenes and daily occurrences. He never outfteps the modefty of nature, nor raifes merriment or wonder by the violation...aggravation. He copies life with fo much fidelity,, that be he can be hardly faid to invent ; yef his exhibitions have an air fo much original, that it is difficult...
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Dryden. Smith. Duke. King. Sprat. Halifax. Parnell. Garth. Rowe. Addison ...

Samuel Johnson - 1781
...give the grace of novelty to domeftick fcenes and daily occurrences. He never outfteps the modefty cf nature, nor raifes merriment or wonder by the violation...diftortion, nor amaze by aggravation. He copies life with (Q much fidelity, that he he can be hardly faid to invent ; yet his exhibitions have an air fo much...
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The Critical Review, Or, Annals of Literature, Volume 52

Tobias Smollett - 1781
...give the grace of novelty to domcilick fcenes and daily occurrences. He never outfteps the modefty of nature, nor raifes merriment or wonder by the violation of truth. His figures faeither divert by diftortion, nor amaze by aggravation. He copies life with fo much fidelity, that...
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THE MONTHLY REVIEW OR LITERARY JOURNAL

Several Hands - 1781
...novelty to domeftic fcer.es and d»ily occurrences. He never eutflepi the modejly of nature, nor raifcs merriment or wonder by the violation of truth. His figures neither divert by diilortion, nor amaze by aggravation. He copies life with fo much fidelity, that he can be hardly faid...
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The Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets;: With Critical ..., Volume 2

Samuel Johnson - 1783
...dirFufed as to give the grace of novelty to domeftick fcenes and daily occurrences. He never outfleps the modejly of nature, nor raifes merriment or wonder...the violation of truth. His figures neither divert Vert by'diftortion,. nor amaze by aggravation* He copies life with fo much fidelity, that he can be...
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The Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets: With Critical ..., Volume 2

Samuel Johnson - 1783
...give the grace of novelty to domeftick fcenes and daily occurrences. He never ouffteps the modefly of nature, nor raifes merriment or wonder by the violation of truth. His figures neither divert Vert by diftortion, nor amaze by aggravation. He copies life with fo much fidelity, that he can be...
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Lessons in Elocution, Or, A Selection of Pieces in Prose and Verse: For the ...

William Scott - 1789 - 398 pages
...give the grace of novelty to domeflic fcenes and daily occurrences. He never o'vrfleps the modefly 'f nature, nor raifes merriment or wonder by the violation...He copies life with fo much fidelity, that he can hardly be faid to invent ; yet his exhibitions have an air fo much original, that it is difficult to...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson.LL.D..: The lives of the English poets

Samuel Johnson - 1792
...give the grace of novelty to domeftick fcenesand daily occurrences. He never " outfteps the modefty of nature," nor raifes merriment or wonder by the violation of truth. His figures neither divert by diftortign, oor amaze by aggravation. He copies life with' fo much fidelity, that he can be hardly...
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The Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets: Dryden. Smith. Duke. King ...

Samuel Johnson - 1794
...the grace of novelty to domeftick fcenes and daily occurrences. He never " outfteps the mode.fty " of nature," nor raifes merriment or wonder by the...diftortion, nor amaze by aggravation. He copies life witU ib much fidelity, that he can be hardly fa id to invent ; yet his exhibitions have an air fo much...
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