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" ... by the artifice of rhyme. The variety of pauses, so much boasted by the lovers, of blank verse, changes the measures of an English poet to the periods of a declaimer; and there are only a few skilful and happy readers of Milton, who enable their audience... "
Prefaces, Biographical and Critical, to the Works of the English Poets ... - Page 197
by Samuel Johnson - 1779
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The Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets;: Cowley. Denham. Milton. Butler ...

Samuel Johnson - 1781 - 503 pages
...prefervation of every verfe unmingled with another, as a diftindt fyftem of founds ; and this diftinctnefs is obtained and preferved by the artifice of rhyme....periods of a declaimer ; and there are only a few fldlful and happy readers of Milton, who enable their audience to perceive where the lines end or begin....
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The Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets;: Cowley. Denham. Milton. Butler ...

Samuel Johnson - 1781 - 503 pages
...prelervation of every verfe unmingled with another, as a diftinc"b fyftem of founds 5 and this diftinctnefs is obtained and preferved by the artifice of rhyme....boafted by the lovers of blank verfe, changes the meafuresof an Englifh poet to the periods of a declaimer ; and there are only a few fkilful and happy...
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The Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets;: With Critical ..., Volume 1

Samuel Johnson - 1783
...unmingled with another, as a diftincl: fyftem of founds ; and this diftinclnefs is obtained and preferred by the artifice of rhyme. The variety of paufes, fo...the lovers of blank verfe, changes the meafures of sin Englim poet to the periods of a decl aimer ; and there are only a few fltilful and happy readers...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: The lives of the most eminent English poets

Samuel Johnson, John Hawkins - 1787
...diftinctnefs is obtained and preferred by the artifice of rhyme. The variety of paufes, fo much bo?.fted by the lovers of blank. verfe, changes the meafures...the periods of a declaimer; and there are only a few Ikiiful and happy readers of Milton, who enable their audience to pereeive where the lines end or begin....
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The lives of the most eminent English poets

Samuel Johnson, John Hawkins - 1787
...prefervation of every vcrfe unmingled with another as a diftinct fyilem of founds ; and this diftiactnefs is obtained and preferved by the artifice of rhyme. The variety of paufes, fo much bcaftcJ by the. lovers oC blank veric, changes the rneafures of an Englifh poet $o the periods of a...
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The Monthly Review, Or, Literary Journal, Volume 79

1788
...probability!, and good declamation, as rhyme. Pr. Johnlon has fdid, in his Lives of the Poets, that " the variety of paufes fo much boafted by the lovers of blank verfe, changes the meafure of an Englifh poet to the periods o; declamation." And on this text our author feems to preach....
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The Works of Samuel Johnson.LL.D..: The lives of the English poets

Samuel Johnson - 1792
...prefervation of every verfe unmingled with another as a diftinct fyftem of founds; and this diftinctnefs is obtained and preferved by the artifice of rhyme....the periods of a declaimer; and there are only a few happy readers of Milton, who enable their audience to perceive where the lines end or begin. Blank...
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The Lives of the English Poets: and a Criticism of Their Work

Samuel Johnson - 1795 - 536 pages
...prefervation of every verfe unmingled with another, as a diftinct fyftem of founds; and this diftin<5tnefs is obtained and preferved by the artifice of rhyme....of blank verfe, changes the meafures of an Englifh pdet to the periods of a declaimer ; and there are only a few fkilful and happy readers of Milton,...
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Paradise Lost: With Notes, Selected from Newton and Others, to ..., Volumes 1-2

John Milton, Samuel Johnson - 1796
...variety of pauses, so much boasted by the lover? of blank verse, changes the measures of an English poet to the periods of a declaimer ; and there are only a few skilful and happy readers of Milton, who enable their audience to perceive where the lines end or begin....
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An Essay on the Nature of the English Verse: With Directions for Reading Poetry

Joseph Robertson - 1799 - 134 pages
...annihilated, and the poetry abfurrily B 5 reduced reduced to mere profe. " There are," fays Dr. Johnfon *, " only a few fkilful and happy readers " of Milton, who enable their audience, to per" ceive, where the lines end or begin." It may be obferved, that, in the foregoing paffages from...
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