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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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The Manchester iris, Volumen2

1823
...being. Omnipotence cannot be exalted ; Infinity cannot be amplified ; Perfection cannot be improved. All that pious verse can do Is to help the memory...may be very useful ; but it supplies nothing to the mint!. The ideas of Chrlatian Theology are too simple for eloquence, loo sacred for fiction, and too...
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Christian Examiner, Volumen1

1824
...excellence. It is the poetry of the higher and purer part of our nature. When Dr. Johnson says, that ' all that pious verse can do is to help the memory and delight the ear,'* the remark, and those which .precede, seem to us to be founded upon false conceptions of the nature...
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The Christian Examiner and General Review: 1824, Volumen1

Francis Jenks, James Walker, Francis William Pitt Greenwood, William Ware - 1824
...excellence. It is the poetry of the higher and_ purer part of our nature. When Dr. Johnson says, that ' an that pious verse- can do is to help the memory and delight the ear,'* the remark, and those which precede, seem to us to be founded upon false conceptions of the nature...
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The works of Samuel Johnson, Volumen5

Samuel Johnson - 1824
...sentiments purely religious, it will be found that the moat simple expression is the most sul>Z 2 lime. Poetry loses its lustre and its power, because it is applied to the decpration of something more excellent than itself. All that pious verse can do is to help the memory,...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Lives of the poets

Samuel Johnson - 1825
...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...decoration of something more excellent than itself. AH that pious verse can do is to help the memory, and delight the ear, and, for these purposes, it...
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Sacred Biography, Or, The History of the Patriarchs: To which is ..., Volumen2

Henry Hunter - 1828
...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...decoration of something more excellent than itself. AH that verse can do is to help the memory and delight the ear ; and for these purposes it may be very...
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Religious Magazine: Or, Spirit of the Foreign Theological Journals ..., Volumen1

1828
...of Dr. Johnson, that " faith, thanksgiving, repentance, and supplication," are subjects upon which " poetry loses its lustre and its power, because it...decoration of something more excellent than itself." The printing and paper of this volume are of the first order. THK CHRISTIAN'S DAILY WALK, IN HOLT SECURITY...
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Lectures on General Literature, Poetry, &c., Delivered at the Royal ...

James Montgomery - 1833 - 324 páginas
...Omnipotence cannot be exalted ; infinity cannot be amplified ; perfection cannot be improved. * * * * * Of sentiments purely religious, it will be found that...All that pious verse can do is to help the memory ana. delight the ear ; and for these purposes it may br very useful ; but it supplies nothing to the...
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The American Quarterly Register, Volumen5

1833
...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...decoration of something more excellent than itself. — The ideas of Christian theology are too simple for eloquence, too sacred for fiction, and too majestic...
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Quarterly register and journal of the American education society ..., Volumen5

American education society - 1833
...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...decoration of something more excellent than itself. — The ideas of Christian theology are too simple for eloquence, too sacred for fiction, and too majestic...
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