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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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An extensive inquiry into the ... questions, what it is to preach Christ ...

Richard Lloyd - 1825
...night, and engender a more salubrious state of atmosphere. It is well observed by Dr. Johnson, ' that sublimity is produced by aggregation, and littleness...and in descriptions not descending to minuteness.' ' Does Demosthenes,' says abbe Maxiry, ' refute an argument r he does not discuss it, — he proposes...
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The Lives of the English Poets, Volumen1

Samuel Johnson - 1826 - 420 páginas
...whole mind, and which the first effect is sndden astonishment, and the second rational admiration. Sublimity is produced by aggregation, and littleness...dispersion. Great thoughts are always general, and consists in positions not limited by ez, and in descriptions not descending to minutenees. J t is with...
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A New Dictionary of the English Language

Charles Richardson - 1836
...xiü. 22. SUBTLE. Each man subtileth a sleight« Synne for to hide.— Piers Houhmm's Vision, v. 13876. It is with great propriety that subtlety, which in...its original import means exility of particles, is takes in its metaphorical meaning for nicety of distinction. SUB-VERT. Whan foreothe Ood had subvertid...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: With an Essay on His Life and ..., Volumen2

Samuel Johnson, Arthur Murphy - 1846
...whole mind, and of which the first effect is sudden astonishment, and the second rational admiration. Sublimity is produced by aggregation, and littleness...its metaphorical meaning for nicety of distinction. rl hose writers who lay on the watch for novelty, could have little hope of greatness ; for great things...
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Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets: With Critical ..., Volumen1

Samuel Johnson - 1854
...descriptions not iscending to minuteness! lF"1s with great "propriety "that subtlety, which iiTTfs original import means exility of particles, is taken...its metaphorical meaning for nicety of distinction. 1618-1667. METAPHYSICAL POETS. 21 f Those writers who lay on the watch for novelty could have little...
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Exercises on Words: Designed as a Course of Practice on the Rudiments of ...

William Russell - 1856 - 225 páginas
...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 descriptions not descending to minuteness. It is with great propriety that subtlety, which, in its...
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Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets: With Critical ..., Volumen1

Samuel Johnson - 1864
...whole mind, and of which the first effect is sudden astonishment, and the second rational admiration. Sublimity is produced by aggregation, and littleness...dispersion. Great thoughts are always general, and «itun» !!«• h, l» M ; ^either ^ »*t Wtt, ni*Amt*eA from its effects i imy \m mirn r^Kuo-Ay mA...
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Masterpieces of English Literature: Being Typical Selections of British and ...

William Swinton - 1880 - 638 páginas
...mind, and of which 70 the first effect is sudden astonishment, and the second rational admiration. Sublimity* is produced by aggregation, and littleness...descending to minuteness. It is with great propriety that 75 subtlety,* which in its original import means exility * of particles, is taken in its metaphorical...
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Englische Studien, Volumen4

1881
...impertinent jokes , white lies , and short fits of pettishness ending in sunny good humour. Ib. 160. Great thoughts are always general, and consist in...and in descriptions not descending to minuteness. Johnson, Cowley 16 (W.). And many more: but it is enough to instance in a few. Ib. 53. (To instance...
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Johnson: His Characteristics and Aphorisms

James Hay - 1884 - 173 páginas
...the same. — Rasselas, ch. 18. Great thoughts are always general, and Great Thoughts . . . .. . , , consist in positions not limited by exceptions, and in descriptions not descending to minuteness. — Lives of the Poets, II., p. 24. Time will impair the body, and uses us well if it spares the mind....
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