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" Of sentiments purely religious, it will be found that the most simple expression is the most sublime. Poetry loses its lustre and its power, because it is applied to the decoration of something more excellent than itself. "
Lives of the English Poets: Cowley-Dryden - Página 292
por Samuel Johnson - 1905
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Prefaces, Biographical and Critical, to the Works of the English Poets, Volumen1

Samuel Johnson - 1779 - 10 páginas
...power, bccaufe it is applied to the decoration of fomething more excellent than itfelf. All that vcrfe can do is to help the memory, and delight the ear, and for thcfc purpofes k maybe veryufeful ; but it fupplies nothing to the mind. The ideas of Chrif; • tiar...
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The Critical Review: Or, Annals of Literature, Volumen47

Tobias George Smollett - 1779
...power, becaufe it is applied to the decoration of fomething more excellent than itfelf. All that verfe can do is to help the memory, and delight the ear, and for thefe purpofes it may be veryufeful; but it fupplies nothing to the mind. The ideas of Chriftian. theology...
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The Monthly Review, Or, Literary Journal, Volumen61

1780
...power, bccaufe it ii applied to the decoration of fomething more excellent than itfelf. All that verfe can do is to help the memory, and delight the ear, and for thefe purpofes it may be very ufeful; but it fupplies nothing to the mind. The ideas of Chriilian Theology...
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The Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets;: Cowley. Denham. Milton. Butler ...

Samuel Johnson - 1781 - 503 páginas
...power, becaufe it is applied to the decoration of fomething more excellent than itfelf. All that verfe can do is to help the memory, and delight the ear, and for thele purpofes it may be very ufeful ; but it lupflies nothing to the mind. The ideas of Chrifa tian...
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The lives of the most eminent English poets

Samuel Johnson, John Hawkins - 1787
...becaufe it is applied to the decoration of fomething more excellent than itfelf. All that pious verfe can do is to help the memory, and delight the ear, and for thefe purpofes it may be very ufeful ; but it fupplies nothing to the mind. The ideas of Chriftian...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: The lives of the most eminent English poets

Samuel Johnson, John Hawkins - 1787
...becaufe it is applied to the decoration of fomething more excellent than itfelf. All that pious verfe can do is to help the memory, and delight the ear, and for thefe purpofes it may be very ufcful ; but it fupplies nothing to the mind. The ideas of Chriftian...
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The works of the English poets. With prefaces, biographical and ..., Volumen2

English poets - 1790
...becaufe it is applied to the decoration of fomething more excellent than itfelf. All that pious verfe can do is to help the memory, and delight the ear, and for thefe purpofes it may be very ufeful ; but it fupplies nothing .to the mind. The ideas of Chriftian...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson.LL.D..: The lives of the English poets

Samuel Johnson - 1792
...becaufe it is applied to the decoration of fomething more excellent than itfelf. All that pious verfe can do is to help the memory, and delight the ear, and for thcfe purpofes it may be very ufeliul; but it fupplies nothing to the mind. The ideas of Chriftian...
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Sacred Biography- Or: The History of the Patriarchs to which is ..., Volumen2

Henry Hunter - 1794
...power, becaufe it is applied to the decoration of fomething more excellent than itfelf. All that verfe can do is to help the memory and delight the ear ; and for thefe purpofes it may be very ufeful ; but it fupplies nothing to the mind. The ideas of chriftian...
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The Lives of the English Poets: and a Criticism of Their Work

Samuel Johnson - 1795 - 536 páginas
...power, becaufe it is applied to the decoration of fomething more excellent than itfelf. All that verfe can do is to help the memory, and delight the ear, and for thefe purpofes it may be very ufeful ; but it fupplies nothing to the mind. The ideas of Chriftian...
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