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" ... always equable, and always easy, without glowing words or pointed sentences. Addison never deviates from his track to snatch a grace; he seeks no ambitious ornaments, and tries no hazardous innovations. His page is always luminous, but never blazes... "
The Works of the English Poets: With Prefaces, Biographical and Critical - Page 157
by Samuel Johnson - 1781
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The Annual Register of World Events: A Review of the Year, Volume 25

Edmund Burke - 1800
...glowing words or pointed fentences. Addifon never deviates from his track to fnatch a grace ; he leeks no ambitious ornaments, and tries no hazardous innovations....is always luminous, but never blazes in unexpected fplcndor. " It feems to have been his principal endeavour to avoid all harilmefs and feverity of dicYion...
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The Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets;: Dryden. Smith. Duke. King ...

Samuel Johnson - 1781 - 503 pages
...fcrupulofity, and exact without apparent elaboration ; always equable, and always eafy, without out glowing words or pointed fentences. Addifon never...luminous, but never blazes in unexpected fplendour. . i It feems to have been his principal endeavour to avoid all harlhnefs and feverity of diction ;...
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The Critical Review, Or, Annals of Literature, Volume 52

Tobias Smollett - 1781
...elaboration ; 'always equable, and always eafy, without glowing words or pointed fentences. Adciifun never deviates from his track to fnatch a -grace ;...is always luminous, but never blazes in unexpected fpleftdour. , ' It feems to have been his principal endeavour to avoid all harlhnefs and feverity of...
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Dryden. Smith. Duke. King. Sprat. Halifax. Parnell. Garth. Rowe. Addison ...

Samuel Johnson - 1781
...eafy, without L_ out glowing words or pointed fentericW,, Addifon never deviates from hid track fo fnatch a grace ; he feeks no ambitious ornaments,...luminous, but never blazes in unexpected fplendour. I" • i •''• . • . - It feems to have been his principal endea* vour to avoid all harfhnefs...
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THE MONTHLY REVIEW OR LITERARY JOURNAL

Several Hands - 1781
...fentences. Addifon cevtr deviates from his track to fnatch a grace ; he feeks no ambitious ornaments, ar.d tries no hazardous innovations. His page is always luminous, but never blazes in unexpected fplendor. 4 It fc: an to have been his principal endeavour to avoid all harflir.cfs and fcvcrity of...
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Prefaces, Biographical and Critical, to the Works of the English Poets, Volume 5

Samuel Johnson - 1781
...glowing words or pointed fentences. Addifbn never deviates from his track to fnatch a grace ; he feefcs no ambitious ornaments, and tries no hazardous innovations. ' His p,age is always luminous, but sever -blazes in unexpected fplendour. It feems to -have been his principal endeavour to avoid all...
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Prefaces, Biographical and Critical, to the Works of the English Poets, Volume 5

Samuel Johnson - 1781
...glowing words -or pointed fentences. Addifon never deviates from his track to match a grace ; he fceks no ambitious ornaments, and tries no hazardous innovations. His page is always luminous, Taut never blazes in unexpedted fplendour. It feems to have been his principal endeavour to avoid all...
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The Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets: With Critical ..., Volume 2

Samuel Johnson - 1783
...profe is the model of the middle ftyle; on grave fubje&s not formal, on light occaiions not groveling ; pure without fcrupulofity, and exact without apparent...luminous, but never blazes in unexpected fplendour. It was apparently his principal endeavour to avoid all harmnefs and feverity of diction; he is therefore...
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The Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets;: With Critical ..., Volume 2

Samuel Johnson - 1783
...eafy, with-. out glowing words or pointed fentences. Addifon never deviates from his track to (hatch a grace ; he feeks no ambitious ornaments, and tries...innovations. His page is always luminous, but never blazes in unexpedted fplendour. It was apparently his principal endeavour to avoid all harmnefs and feverity...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson.LL.D..: The lives of the English poets

Samuel Johnson - 1792
...eafy, without glowing words or pointed fentenccs. Addifon never deviates from his track to fnatcli a grace ; he feeks no ambitious ornaments, and tries...luminous, but never blazes in unexpected fplendour. It was apparently his principal endeavour to avoid all harfhnefs and feverity of diction ; he is therefore...
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