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The Works of the English Poets: With Prefaces, Biographical and Critical - Page 149
by Samuel Johnson - 1781
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The Scots Magazine, Volume 43

1781
...condemned as tentative or experimental, rather tluu identifie, and he is Confidered as deciding by talle rather than by principles. It is not uncommon for thofe who have grown wife by th^ labour of others, to add a little of their own, and overlook their mailere. Addifon is now defpued...
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Prefaces, Biographical and Critical, to the Works of the English Poets, Volume 5

Samuel Johnson - 1781
...willing to allow him. His criticifm is condemned as tentative er experimental, rather than fcientifick, and he is confidered as deciding by tafte rather than...who have grown wife by the labour of others to add a lit :le of their own, and everlook their matters. Addifon is now defpifed *.J by fome who perhaps would...
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prefaces, biographical and critical, to the works of the english poets.

samuel johnson - 1781
...condemned as tentative or experimental, rather than fciemifick, and he is confidered as deciding by tafle rather than by principles. It is not uncommon for...others to add a little of their own, and overlook their mafters. Addifon is now defpifed by fome who perhaps would never have feen his defe&s, but by the lights...
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Prefaces, Biographical and Critical, to the Works of the English Poets, Volume 5

Samuel Johnson - 1781
...willing to allow him. His criticiiVn is condemned' as tentative or experimental, rather than fcientifick, and he is confidered as deciding by tafte rather than...uncommon for thofe who have grown wife by the labour of other! fo add a little of their own, and overlook their matters, Addifon is riotv defpifed by fome...
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THE MONTHLY REVIEW OR LITERARY JOURNAL

Several Hands - 1781
...and he is conlidered as deciding by taite rather than by principles. * It is not uncommon for tho'e who have grown wife by the labour of others to add a little of their own, and overlook their mailers. Addifon is now d.fpiicd by feme, who perhaps would never have feen bis defects but by the...
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The Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets: With Critical ..., Volume 2

Samuel Johnson - 1783
...willing to allow him. IJis criticifm is condemned as tentative or experimen£al, rather than fcientifick, and he is confidered as deciding by tafte rather than...others, to add a little of their own, and overlook their mafters. Addifon is now defpifed by fome who perhaps would never have feen his defects, but by the...
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The Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets;: With Critical ..., Volume 2

Samuel Johnson - 1783
...criticifm is condemned as tentative or experimental, rather than fcientifick, and he is confi*. dered as deciding by tafte rather than by principles, It...others, to add a little of their own, and overlook their mafters. Addifon is now defpifed by fome who perhaps would never have feen his defects, but by th$...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson.LL.D..: The lives of the English poets

Samuel Johnson - 1792
...allow him. His criticifm is condemned as tentative or experimental, rather than fcientifick; and be is confidered as deciding by tafte rather than by...others, to add a little of their own, and overlook their mafters. Addifon is now defpifed by fonie who perhaps would never have feen his de(ec_ts, but by the...
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The Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets: Dryden. Smith. Duke. King ...

Samuel Johnson - 1794
...willing to allow him. His criticifm is condemned as tentative or experimental, rather than fcientifick ; and he is confidered as deciding by tafte rather than by principles. It is not uncommon, forthofe who have grown wife by the labour of others, to add a little of their own, and overlook their...
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Tracts on Political & Other Subjects, Volume 1

Joseph Towers - 1796
...he does not admit all his doctrines. But, as Dr. Johnfon well observes, ' it is not uncommon for 1 thofe who have grown wife by the labour ' of others,...to add a little of their own, and ' overlook their mailers".' The Dean cannot, indeed, be faid to have made any valuable addition to Mr. Locke's fyftem...
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