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" of a vigorous genius operating upon large materials. The power that predominated in his intellectual operations, was rather strong reason than quick sensibility. Upon all occasions that were presented, he studied rather than felt, and produced sentiments... "
The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D. - Page 323
by Samuel Johnson - 1825
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The life of Samuel Johnson. [With] The principal corrections and ..., Volume 4

James Boswell - 1822
...Dryden's character, Johnson has given, though I suppose unintentionally, some touches of his own. Thus: " The power that predominated in his intellectual operations...supplies. With the simple and elemental passions, as they spring separate in the mind, he seems not much acquainted. He is, therefore, with all his variety...
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The British Poets: Including Translations ...

British poets - 1822
...acquired knowledge. His compositions are the effects of a vigorous genius operating upon large materials. operations was rather strong reason than quick sensibility....supplies. With the simple and elemental passions, as they spring separate in the mind, he seems not much acquainted ; and seldom describes them but as they...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson: Lives of the poets

Samuel Johnson - 1825
...comprehensive by nature, and much enriched with acquired knowledge. His compositions are the effects of a vigorous genius operating upon large materials....supplies. With the simple and elemental passions, as they spring separate in the mind, he seems not much acquainted; and seldom describes them but as they...
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Examples of English Prose: From the Reign of Elizabeth to the Present Time ...

George Walker - 1825 - 615 pages
...whose time it is apparent that English poetry has had no tendency to relapse to its former savageness. The power that predominated in his intellectual operations...supplies. With the simple and elemental passions, as they spring separate in the mind, he seems not much acquainted; and seldom describes them but as they...
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The works of Samuel Johnson [ed. by F.P. Walesby].

Samuel Johnson - 1825
...comprehensive by nature, and much en? riehed with acquired knowledge. His compositions are the effects of a vigorous genius operating upon large materials. The power that predominated in his intellectual opera* tioos, was rather strong reason than quick sensibility. Upon all occasions that were presented,...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Comprehending an Account of His Studies ...

James Boswell - 1827 - 580 pages
...character, Johnson has given, though I suppose unintentionally, some touches of his own. Thus : " Tlie power that predominated in his intellectual operations...supplies. With the simple and elemental passions as they spring separate in the mind, he seems not much acquainted. He is, therefore, with all his variety...
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The life of Samuel Johnson ... including A journal of a tour to ..., Volume 4

James Boswell - 1831
...Dryden's character, Johnson has given, though I suppose unintentionally, some touches of his own. Thus : " The power that predominated in his intellectual operations...supplies. With the simple and elemental passions, as they spring separate in the mind, he seems not much acquainted. He is, therefore, with all his variety...
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Lives of the poets. Lives of eminent persons. Political tracts. Philological ...

Samuel Johnson, Arthur Murphy - 1834
...comprehensive by nature, and much enriched with acquired knowledge. His compositions are the effects of t vigorous genius operating upon large materials. The...and produced sentiments not such as nature enforces, trat meditation supplies. With the simple and elemental passions, as they spring separate in the mind,...
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Imaginative Biography, Volume 2

Sir Egerton Brydges - 1834
...shews the bent of " A mind better form'd to think than to feel," as he says of Dryden himself, " for the power that predominated in his intellectual operations...sensibility." Upon all occasions that were presented to him, " he studied rather than felt; and produced sentiments not such as nature enforces, but meditation...
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The life of Samuel Johnson ... including A journal of his tour to ..., Volume 8

James Boswell - 1835
...Dryden's character, Johnson has given, though I suppose unintentionally, some touches of his own. Thus : " The power that predominated in his intellectual operations...supplies. With the simple and elemental passions, as they spring separate in the mind, he seems not much acquainted. He is, therefore, with all his variety...
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