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" Whoever wishes to attain an English style, familiar but not coarse, and elegant but not ostentatious, must give his days and nights to the volumes of Addison... "
The Bibliographer's Manual of English Literature: Containing an Account of ... - Page 13
by William Thomas Lowndes - 1834 - 474 pages
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The Sporting magazine; or Monthly calendar of the transactions of the turf ...

...writings ; following, as he has recorded it, Doctor Johnson's advice, who recommends those " who would attain an English style — familiar but not coarse, and elegant but not ostentatious — to give their days and nights to the volumes of Addison." But Bilton had other points in its favour,...
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General Biography: Or, Lives, Critical and Historical, of the Most ..., Volume 1

John Aikin - 1799
...authority few will call in question. " Whoever," says Dr. Johnson, (Lifeof Addison, in the English Poets) " wishes to attain an English style, familiar but not...his days and nights to the volumes of Addison." The fańs in the preceding account are taken from the BiograpAia Britannica. — A. ADELARD, a Benedictine...
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Life of Johnson: Including Boswell's Journal of a Tour to the ..., Volume 1

James Boswell - 1799
...easy, familiar, and elegant, to an Englishman, as to give the intellect no trouble ; yet he Whoever wishes to attain an English style, familiar but not...give his days and nights to the volumes of Addison'.' Though The Rambler was not concluded till the year 1752, I shall, under this year, say all that I have...
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Boswell's Life of Johnson: Life

James Boswell - 1799
...to give the intellect no trouble ; yet he Whoever Aetat.41.] BoswelVs projected works. 261 Whoever wishes to attain an English style, familiar but not...ostentatious, must give his days and nights to the volumes of Addison1.' Though The Rambler was not concluded till the year 1752, I shall, under this year, say all...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Comprehending an Account of His Studies ...

James Boswell - 1799
...into anyclassical or European language, as easily as if it had been originallyconceived in it, B.] • elegant but not ostentatious, must give his days and nights to the volumes of Addison."1 Though the Rambler was not concluded till the year 1752, . I' shall, under this year, say...
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The Critical and Miscellaneous Prose Works of John Dryden, Now First ...

John Dryden - 1800
...wealth," might be justly affixed as a motto to the volume* of Burke. Dr. Johnson has said, that " whoever wishes to attain an English style, familiar but not...give his days and nights to the volumes of Addison." He who has this object in view, may surely, with equal propriety, be counselled to study the pages...
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The Critical and Miscellaneous Prose Works of John Dryden, Now First ...

John Dryden - 1800
...wealth," might be justly aflixed as a motto to the volumes ot Burke. Dr. Johnson has said, that " whoever wishes to attain an English style, familiar but not...give his days and nights to the volumes of Addison." He who has this object in view, may surely, with equal propriety, be counselled to study the pages...
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The Critical and Miscellaneous Prose Works of John Dryden ..., Volume 1, Part 1

John Dryden - 1800 - 442 pages
...wealth," might be justly affixed as a motto to the volumes of Burke. Dr. Johnson has said, that " whoever wishes to attain an English style, familiar but not...give his days and nights to the volumes of Addison." He who has this object in view, may surely, with equal propriety, be counselled to study the pages...
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Select British Classics, Volume 11

1803
...amplitude, nor affected brevity : his periods, though not dilligently rounded, are voluble and easy. Whoever wishes to attain an English style, familiar but not...give his days and nights to the volumes of ADDISON. TO THE RIGHT HONOURABLE JOHN LORD SOMMERS; BARON OF EVESHAM. Mr LORD, I SHOULD not act the part of...
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The Spectator: In Eight Volumes. : Vol. I[-VIII].

1803
...amplitude, nor affected brevity : his periods, though not dilligently rounded, are voluble and easy. Whoever wishes to attain an English style, familiar but not...give his days and nights to the volumes of ADDISON. TO i . THE RIGHT HONOURABLE JOHN LORD SOMMERS; BARON OF EVESHAM. itr LOUD, I SHOULD not act the part...
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