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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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A Manual of Our Mother Tongue ...

Henry Marmaduke Hewitt, George Beach - 1889 - 855 pages
...nature of each sentence, and (if a subordinate sentence) the sentence which it modifies :— I (a) Upon all occasions that were presented he studied...such as Nature enforces, but meditation supplies. (b) How he can, is doubtful ; that he never will is sure, (f) ' "Wherefore cease we then ?" say they...
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Johnson's Lives of the Poets, Volume 1

Samuel Johnson - 1890
...vigorous genius operating upon large iterials. Alexander's Feast. SS D. vol. xi. p. 171. * Ibid. p. 105. 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 ; l and seldom describes them but as...
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The Poetical Works of John Dryden, Volume 1

John Dryden - 1891
...comprehensive by nature, and much enriched with acquired knowledge. His compositions are the effects of a vigorous genius operating upon large materials....than felt, and produced sentiments not such as nature enforces,but meditation supplies. Dryden's was not one of the gentle bosoms. He is, therefore, with...
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The Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets, Volume 1

Samuel Johnson, John Hepburn Millar - 1896
...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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The Life of Samuel Johnson ...: To which is Added The Journal of a ..., Volume 2

James Boswell - 1900 - 726 pages
...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, L.L. D.: Together with a Journal of a ..., Volume 2

James Boswell - 1900
...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 • See page 146 of this Volume. in the mind, he seems not much acquainted. He...
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The Hind and the Panther

John Dryden - 1900 - 134 pages
...the presence of a powerful intellect directed and controlled by robust common sense. We feel that " the power that predominated in his intellectual operations...was rather strong reason than quick sensibility." Matthew Arnold calls Dryden "the inaugurator of an age of prose and reason." Yet it would be wrong...
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Boswell's Life of Johnson, Volume 1

James Boswell - 1904
...character, Johnson has given, though I suppose unintentionally, some touches of his own. Thus :—' The power that predominated in his intellectual operations was rather strong reason than quick 1 See vol. ii. p. 61. sensibility. Upon all occasions that were presented, he studied rather than felt;...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson: March 19, 1776-Dec. 13, 1784

James Boswell - 1907 - 1172 pages
...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.

James Boswell - 1907
...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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