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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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Literary Studies from the Great British Authors

Horace Hills Morgan - 1880 - 440 pages
...variety of pauses, so iimch 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 happy readers of Milton, who enable their audience to perceive so where the lines end or begin. Blank...
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Boswell's Life of Johnson: Including Boswell's ..., Volume 4; Volumes 1780-1784

James Boswell - 1887
...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 to perceive where the lines end or begin....
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Boswell's Life of Johnson: Life (v.l, 1709-1765; v.2 1765-1776; v.3, 1776 ...

James Boswell - 1887
...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 to perceive where the lines end or begin....
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Select Essays of Dr. Johnson, Volume 1

Samuel Johnson - 1889 - 259 pages
...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 to perceive where the lines end or begin....
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Milton, with an Introduction and Notes

Samuel Johnson - 1892 - 139 pages
...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 to perceive 30 where the lines end or...
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Johnson's Life of Milton, with intr. and notes by F. Ryland

Samuel Johnson - 1894
...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 to perceive 10 where the lines end or...
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Lives of Milton and Addison

Samuel Johnson, John Wight Duff - 1900 - 209 pages
...variety of pauses, so much boasted by the lovers of blank verse, changes the 20 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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Literary and Biographical Essays: A Volume of Papers by the Way

Charles William Pearson - 1908 - 260 pages
...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 skillful and happy readers of Milton who enable their audience to perceive where the lines begin or...
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The Theory of Poetry in England: Its Development in Doctrines and Ideas from ...

Richard Pape Cowl - 1914 - 319 pages
...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 to perceive where the lines end or begin....
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A Book of English Literature, Selected and Ed, Volume 1

Franklyn Bliss Snyder, Robert Grant Martin - 1916 - 889 pages
...variety of pauses, so much boasted by the lovers of blank verse, changes the measures of an English 5 skilful and happy readers of Milton, who enable their audience to perceive where the lines end or begin....
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