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" What they wanted however of the sublime, they endeavoured to supply by hyperbole; their amplification had no limits; they left not only reason but fancy behind them; and produced combinations of confused magnificence, that not only could not be credited,... "
The Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets;: Cowley. Denham. Milton. Butler ... - Página 32
por Samuel Johnson - 1781 - 503 páginas
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The Annual Register of World Events: A Review of the Year, Volumen22

1796
...particularities, the profpefts of naturf, or the fcenes of life, than he, who difi'ccls a fun -beam with a prilm, can exhibit the wide effulgence of a fummer noon....labour, directed by great abilities, is never wholly loA : if they frequently threw away their wit upon falfe con. ceils, they likewife fometimfi ilruck...
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Annual Register, Volumen22

Edmund Burke - 1780
...no limits ; they left not only reafon but fancy behind them ; and produced combinations of confufed magnificence, that not only could not be credited,...ftruck out unexpected truth : if their conceits were far- fetched, they were often worth the carriage. To write on their plan, it was at leaft neceifary...
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The Monthly Review, Or, Literary Journal, Volumen61

1780
...behind them; and produced combinations ofconfufed magnificence, that not only could not be credited, bat could not be imagined. ' Yet great labour, directed...frequently threw away their wit upon falfe conceits, they likewise fometimes (Iruck out unexpected truth : if their conceit* were far-fetched, they were often...
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The Monthly Review, Volumen61

1780
...than he, who difiefts a fun beam with a prifm, can exhibit the wide effulgence of a Aun* ' mer noon. ' Yet great labour, directed by great abilities, is...away their wit upon falfe conceits, they likewife foroetimes ftruck out unexpected truth : if their conceits were far-fetched, they were often worth...
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The Monthly Review, Volumen61

1780
...only reafon but fancy behind them; and produced combinations ofconfufed magnificence, that not tfnly could not be credited, but could not be imagined....Yet great labour, directed by great abilities, is never'wholly loft : if they frequently threw away their wit upon falfe conceits, they likewife fometimes...
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The lives of the most eminent English poets

Samuel Johnson, John Hawkins - 1787
...no limits ; they left not only reafon but fancy behind them ; and produced combinations of confufed magnificence, that not only could not be credited,...their wit upon falfe conceits, they likewife fometimes (truck out unexpected truth : if their conceits were far-fetched, they were often worth the carriage....
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The Lives of the English Poets: and a Criticism of Their Work

Samuel Johnson - 1795 - 536 páginas
...no limits ; they left not only reafon but fancy behind them ; and produced combinations of confufed magnificence, that not only could not be credited,...ftruck out unexpected truth: if their conceits were far fetched, they were often worth the carriage. To write on their plan, it was at leaft neceflary...
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The New Annual Register, Or General Repository of History, Politics, and ...

1801
...they left not only reafon but fancy behind, and produced combinations of confufed magnificence, which not only could not be credited, but could not be imagined....frequently threw away their wit upon falfe conceits, they fometimes ftruck out unexpected truth ; if their thoughts were far-fetched, they were fometimes worth...
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Lives of English poets

Samuel Johnson - 1801
...limits ; they left not only reafon but • fency behind them ; and produced combinations of confnfed magnificence, that not only could not be credited,...Yet great labour, directed by great abilities, is Sever wholly loft; if they frequently threw away their wit upon falle conceits, they likewife fometimes...
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Annual Register, Volumen22

1802
...no limits ; they left not only reaforr and fancy behind them, and produced combinations of confufed magnificence, that not only could not be credited, but could not be imagined. Yet great labour, direfled by great abilities, is never whol/y loft: if they frequently threw away their wit upon ralfe...
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