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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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Johnson. Select works, ed. with intr. and notes by A. Milnes. Lives of ...

Samuel Johnson - 1879
...comprehensive by nature, and much enriched with acquired knowledge. His compositions are the effects of a vigorous genius operating upon large materials....enforces, but meditation supplies. With the simple and as they spring separate in the mind, Vie seems acquainted; and seldom describes them but as they are...
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Test Questions on Selected Portions of English Literature and History, Volume 1

Thomas Miller Maguire - 1880
...instructive dialogue." " Is added a sister monster Sycorax." "If he changed, he changed with the nation." "The power that predominated in his intellectual operations...was rather strong reason than quick sensibility." "The favourite exercise of his mind was ratiocination." " Next to argument, his delight was in wild...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Together with The Journal of a ..., Volume 3

James Boswell - 1884
...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 Dryden and Pope

Samuel Johnson - 1885 - 326 pages
...comprehensive by nature, and much enriched with acquired knowledge. His compositions are the effects of a vigorous genius operating upon large materials....produced sentiments not such as nature enforces, but 30 meditation supplies. With the simple and elemental passions, as they spring separate in the mind,...
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The Six Chief Lives from Johnson's "Lives of the Poets": With Macaulay's ...

Samuel Johnson - 1886 - 463 pages
...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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Calendar of Dalhousie College and University

Dalhousie University - 1886
...afterwards to produce bis own letter; or when it may be danger to be interrupted or heard by pieces. that were presented, he studied rather than felt,...such as nature enforces, but meditation supplies. (<l) \Ve were now treading that illustrious island, which was once the luminary of the Caledonian regions,...
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Boswell's Life of Johnson: Life (v.l, 1709-1765; v.2 1765-1776; v.3, 1776 ...

James Boswell - 1887
...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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Boswell's Life of Johnson: Life (v.l, 1709-1765; v.2 1765-1776; v.3, 1776 ...

James Boswell - 1887
...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 Life of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: Together with The Journal of a ..., Volume 4

James Boswell - 1889
...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 Life of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: Together with The Journal of a ..., Volume 4

James Boswell - 1889
...Dryden's character, Johnson has given,though I suppose unintentionally, some touches of his own. Thus: “The power that predominated in his intellectual...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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