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" They have not the formality of a settled style, in which the first half of the sentence betrays the other. The clauses are never balanced, nor the periods modelled : every word seems to drop by chance, though it falls into its proper place. Nothing is... "
The works of the poets of Great Britain and Ireland. With prefaces ... - Page 204
by Great Britain - 1804
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The Works of the English Poets: With Prefaces, Biographical and ..., Volume 61

Samuel Johnson - 1772
...fentence betrays the other. . The claufes are never Balanced, nor the periods modelled; every word feems to drop by chance, though it falls into its proper...cold or languid ; the whole is airy, animated, , and vigorous ; what is little, is gay;, what is great, is fplendid. . He may be, thought to mention himfelf...
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Prefaces, Biographical and Critical, to the Works of the English Poets, Volume 3

Samuel Johnson - 1779
...fentence betrays the other. The claufes are never Balanced, nor the periods modelled ; every word feems to drop by chance, though it falls into its proper...cold or languid ; the whole is' airy, animated, and vigorous; what is' little, is gay ; what is great, is fplendid. He may be thought to mention himfelf...
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Annual Register, Volume 22

Edmund Burke - 1780
...fentence betrays the other. The claufes are never balanced, nor the period» modelled ; every word feems to drop by chance, though it falls into its proper...cold or languid ; the whole is airy, animated, and vigoroqs ; what is little, is gay ; what is great, is fplendid. He may be thought to mention himfelf...
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The Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets;: Dryden. Smith. Duke. King ...

Samuel Johnson - 1781 - 503 pages
...fentence betrays the other. The claufes are never balanced, nor the periods modelled ; every word feema to drop by chance, though it falls into its proper...cold or languid ; the whole is airy, animated, and vigorous ; what is little is gay; what is great, is fplendid. He may be thought to mention himfelf...
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The lives of the most eminent English poets

Samuel Johnson, John Hawkins - 1787
...fentence betrays the other. The claufes are never balanced, nor the periods modelled ; every word feems to drop by chance, though it falls into its proper...cold or languid; the whole is airy, animated, and vigorous; what is little, is gay; what is great, is fplcndid. He may be thought to mention himfelf...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: The lives of the most eminent English poets

Samuel Johnson, John Hawkins - 1787
...fcntence betrays the other. The claufes are never balanced, nor the periods modelled ; every word fcems to drop by chance, though it falls into its proper...cold or languid; the whole is airy, animated, and vigorous; what is little, is gay; what is great, is fplendid. He may be thought to mention himfelf...
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The works of the English poets. With prefaces, biographical and ..., Volume 2

English poets - 1790
...betrays the other. The claufes are never balanced, Q 4 nor nor the periods modelled: every word feem's to drop by chance, though it falls into its proper...cold or languid ; the whole is airy, animated, and vigorous ; what .is little, is gay ; what is great, is fplendid. He may be thought to mention himfelf...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson.LL.D..: The lives of the English poets

Samuel Johnson - 1792
...fentence betrays the other. The caufes are never balanced, nor the periods modelled: every word feems to drop by chance, though it falls into its proper...cold or languid : the whole is airy, animated, and vigorous; what is little, is gay; what is great, is fplendid. He may be thought to mention himfelf...
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The Lives of the English Poets: and a Criticism of Their Work

Samuel Johnson - 1795 - 536 pages
...fentence betrays the other. The claufes are never balanced, nor the periods modelled ; every word feems to drop by chance, though it falls into its proper...cold or languid ; the whole is airy, animated, and vigorous; what is little, isgay; what is great, is iplendid. He may be thought to mention himfelf too...
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Johnson's Lives of the the English Poets: Abridged: with Notes and Illustrations

Samuel Johnson - 1797 - 239 pages
...fentence betrays the other. The claufes are never balanced, nor the periods modelled ; every word feems to drop by chance, though it falls into its proper...cold or languid ; the whole is airy, animated, and vigorous ; what is little, is gay; what is great, is' fplendid. He may be thought to mention himfelf...
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