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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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Lives

Samuel Johnson - 1800
...diffuse itself through many topicks of persuasion; but supplication to God can only cry for mercy, Of sentiments purely religious it will be found that the most simple exEon is the most sublime. Poetry loses its lustre and its power, because pplied to the decoration...
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Lives of English poets

Samuel Johnson - 1801
...becaufe it is applied to the decoration offomething mere excellent than itlelf. 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 the poets of Great Britain and Ireland. With prefaces ..., Volumen1

Great Britain - 1804
...diffuse itself through many topicks of persuasion ; but supplication to God can only cry for mercy. Of sentiments purely religious it will be found that...because it is applied to the decoration of something irtore excellent than itself. All that pious verse can do is to help the memory, and delight the ear,...
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The Beauties of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Consisting of Maxims and Observations ...

Samuel Johnson - 1804 - 394 páginas
...may diffuse itself through many topies of persuasion; but supplication to God can only cry for mercy. Of sentiments purely religious, it will be found that...lustre and its power, because it is applied to the decorations of something more excellent than itself. All that verse can do is to help the memory, and...
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The works of Samuel Johnson, Volumen9

Samuel Johnson - 1806
...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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Censura Literaria: Containing Titles, Abstracts, and Opinions ..., Volúmenes9-10

Sir Egerton Brydges - 1809
...Omnipotence cannot be exalted; infinity cannot be amplified; perfection cannot be improved;") — admitting " all that pious verse can do is to help the memory, and delight the ear;" yet as for these purposes it may be very useful, * let us not entirely reject metrical psalmody. In...
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The Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets: With Critical Observations on ...

Samuel Johnson - 1811
...diffuse itself through many topicks of persuasion ; but supplication to God can only cry for mercy. Of sentiments purely religious, it will be found that...simple expression is the most sublime. Poetry loses ils lustre and its power, because it is applied to the decoration of something more excellent than...
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The Reasonableness of Setting Forth the Most Worthy Praise of Almighty God ...

William Smith - 1814 - 297 páginas
...diffuse itself through many topics of persuasion ; but supplication to God can only cry for mercy. Of sentiments purely religious, it will be found,...its lustre and its power, because it is applied to something more excellent than itself. All that verse can do, is to help the memory, and delight the...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: With Critical Observations on His Works

Robert Anderson - 1815 - 639 páginas
...diffuse itself through many topics of persuasion ; but supplication to God can only cry for mercy. Of sentiments purely religious, it will be found,...that the most simple expression is the most sublime. The ideas of Christian theology are too simple for eloquence, too sacred for fiction, and too majestic...
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The Pamphleteer, Volumen13

Abraham John Valpy - 1818
...Sacred Poems, may, with the alteration of a few words, be rendered applicable to the present subject. Of sentiments purely religious, it will be found,...that the most simple expression is the most sublime: elegant language would lose its lustre and its power in the holy volume, because it would be applied...
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