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" Nor was the sublime more within their reach than the pathetic; for they never attempted that comprehension and expanse of thought which at once fills the whole mind, and of which the first effect is sudden astonishment, and the second rational admiration.... "
The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: With An Essay on His Life and Genius - Página 21
por Samuel Johnson - 1810
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The Works of Samuel Johnson.LL.D..: The lives of the English poets

Samuel Johnson - 1792
...and confirt in pofitions not limited by exceptions, and in defcriptions not dcfcending to minutenefs. It is with great propriety that Subtlety, which in...is taken in its metaphorical meaning for nicety of diftinction. Thofe writers who lie on the watch for novelty could have little hope of greatnefs; for...
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The Lives of the English Poets: and a Criticism of Their Work

Samuel Johnson - 1795 - 536 páginas
...and confift in pofitions not limited by exceptions, and in defcriptions not defcending to minutenefs. It is with great propriety that Subtlety, which in...is taken in its metaphorical meaning for nicety of diftinction. Thofe writers who lay on the watch for novelty could have little hope of greatnefs ; for...
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The Annual Register, Or, A View of the History, Politics, and Literature for ...

1796
...and conlift in poCuons not limited by exceptions, and in defcriptions DOC defcending to minutenefs. It is with great propriety that Subtlety, which in its original import nu-ans exility of particles; it taken in its metaphorical meaning for nicety of dillinclion. Thofe...
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Lives of English poets

Samuel Johnson - 1801
...and confift in politions not limited by exceptions, and in defcriptions not defcending to minuteneis. It is with great propriety that Subtlety, which in...is taken in its metaphorical meaning for nicety of diftinction. Thofe writers who lay on the watch for novelty could have little hope of greatnefs ; for...
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The New Annual Register, Or General Repository of History, Politics, and ...

1801
...exceptions, and in defcriptions not defcending to minutenefs. It is with great propriety that fubtilty (which in its original import means exility of particles)...is taken in its metaphorical meaning for nicety of diftinftion. Thofe writers who lay on the watch for novelty could have little hope of greatnefs, for...
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The Beauties of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Consisting of Maxims and Observations ...

Samuel Johnson - 1804 - 394 páginas
...vol. 2, p. 149. SUBLIMITY. Sublimity is produced by aggregation, and littleness by ditpersion. — Great thoughts are always general, and consist in...and in descriptions not descending to minuteness. Life of Cowley. SCIENCE, Divide and conquer, is a principle equally, just in science as in policy....
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The Works of Abraham Cowley, Volumen1

Abraham Cowley - 1806
...whole mind, and of which the first effect is sudden astonishment, and the second rational admiration. Sublimity is produced by aggregation, and littleness...thoughts are always general, and consist in positions not limhed by exceptions, and in descriptions not descending to minuteness. It is with great propriety...
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The works of Samuel Johnson, Volumen9

Samuel Johnson - 1806
...exceptions, and in defcriptions not defcending to minutenefs. It is with great propriety that Subtelty, which in its original import means exility of particles,...is taken in its metaphorical meaning for nicety of diftinction. Thofe writers who lay on the watch for novelty could have little hope of greatnefs ; for...
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The Works of Mr. A. Cowley: In Prose and Verse, Volumen1

Abraham Cowley - 1809
...whole mind, and of which the first effect is sudden astonishment, and the second rational admiration. Sublimity is produced by aggregation, and littleness...consist in/ positions not limited by exceptions, and in de- \ scriptions not descending to minuteness. It is I with great propriety that subtlety, which in...
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The Works of Mr. A. Cowley: In Prose and Verse, Volumen1

Abraham Cowley - 1809
...whole mind, and of which the first effect is sudden astonishment, and the second rational admiration. Sublimity is produced by aggregation, and littleness by dispersion. Great thoughts are always genera}, and consist in positions not limited by exceptions, and in descriptions not descending to...
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