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" He seems to have been well acquainted with his own genius, and to know what it was that Nature had... "
The Monthly Review - Page 88
1780
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The Annual Register of World Events: A Review of the Year, Volume 22

1796
...illuminating the fplendid, enforcing the awful, darkening the floomy, and aggravating the readral: he therefore chofe a fubjeft on which too much could...faid, on which he might tire his fancy without the cenfme of extravagance. The appearances of nature, and the occurrences of life, did not fatiate his...
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Prefaces, Biographical and Critical, to the Works of the English Poets ...

Samuel Johnson - 1779
...forcing the awful, darkening thegloomy, and aggravating the dreadful: he therefpre chofe a fubject on which too much could not be. faid, on which he...tire his fancy without the cenfure of extravagance. The appearances of nature, and the .occurrences. of life, did not fatiate his appetite of greatnefs....
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The Critical Review: Or, Annals of Literature, Volume 47

Tobias George Smollett - 1779
...bellowed upon him more bountifully than upon others; the power of difplaying the vaft, illuminating the fplendid, enforcing the awful, darkening the gloomy, and aggravating the dreadful : he therefore choie a fubjeir. on which too much could not be faid, on which he might tire his fancy without the...
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Prefaces, Biographical and Critical, to the Works of the English Poets, Volume 2

Samuel Johnson - 1779
...the fplendid, enij * Algarotti terras it gigantefca futtimita Miltott!a>ia. a&S: MIL TO N. forcing the awful, darkening the gloomy, and aggravating the dreadful : he therefore chofe a fubjedl on which too much •could not be faid, on which- he might tire his fancy without the cenfure...
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Annual Register, Volume 22

Edmund Burke - 1780
...bellowed upon him more bountifully than upon others ; the power of difplaying the vaft, illuminating the fplendid, enforcing the awful, darkening the gloomy,...aggravating the dreadful : , he therefore chofe a fiibjeft on which too much could not be faid, on which he might tire his fancy without the cenfure...
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The Monthly Review, Volume 61

1780
...him more bountifully than upon others ; the power of difplaying the vaft, illuminating the fplcndid, enforcing the awful, darkening the gloomy, and aggravating the dreadful: he therefore chofe a fubjed on which too much could not be faid, on which be might tire bis fancy without the cenfure of...
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The Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets;: Cowley. Denham. Milton. Butler ...

Samuel Johnson - 1781 - 503 pages
...beflowed upon him more bountifully than upon others j the power of difplaying the vaft, illuminating the fplendid, enforcing the awful, darkening the gloomy,...and aggravating the dreadful : he therefore chofe a fubject on which too much could not be faid, on which he might tire his fancy Without the cenfure of...
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The Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets;: Cowley. Denham. Milton. Butler ...

Samuel Johnson - 1781 - 503 pages
...bountifully than upon others ; the power of difplaying the vaft, illuminating the fplendid, enforcing trje awful, darkening the gloomy, and aggravating the dreadful : he therefore chofe a fubject on which too much could not be faid, on which he might tire his fancy without the cenfure of...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: The lives of the most eminent English poets

Samuel Johnson, John Hawkins - 1787
...beftowed upon him more bountifully than upon others ; the power of difplaying the vaft, illuminating the fplendid, enforcing the awful, darkening the gloomy,...and aggravating the dreadful : he therefore chofe a fubjcct on which too much could not be faid, on which he might tire his fancy without the cenfure of...
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The lives of the most eminent English poets

Samuel Johnson, John Hawkins - 1787
...bellowed upon him more bountifully than upon others ; the power of difplaying the vaft, illuminating the fplendid, enforcing the awful, darkening the gloomy, and aggravating the dreadful : he therefore t;hpfe a fubject on which too much could not be faid^ on which he might tire his fancy without the...
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