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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 of the poets. Lives of eminent persons. Political tracts. Philological ...

Samuel Johnson, Arthur Murphy - 1834
...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...nothing to the mind. The ideas of Christian theology arc too simple for 69 doanence, too sacred for fiction, and too majestic for ornament : to recommend...
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Sacred, Biography: Or The History of Patriarchs. To which is Added, the ...

Henry Hunter - 1834 - 596 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...of something more excellent than itself. All that verse can do is to help the memory and delight the ear ; and for these purposes it may be very useful...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: Lives of the poets

Samuel Johnson - 1837
...diffuse itself through many topics of persuasion ; but supplication to God can only cry for mercy. iUelf. All that pious verse can do is to help the memory, and delight the ear, and for these purposes...
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Works, Volumen2

Samuel Johnson - 1838
...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...something more excellent than itself. All that pious versa can do is to help the memory, and delight the ear, and for these purposes it may be very useful...
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Lives of sacred poets, Volumen2

Robert Eldridge Aris Willmott - 1838 - 363 páginas
...attributes may be presented to the eye in attractive and scriptural images. Again, "Poetry loses its lustre, because it is applied to the 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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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.

Samuel Johnson - 1840
...diffuse itself through many topics of persuasion ; but supplication to God can only cry for mercy. it not a very hard ease gentlemen of the jury, that...therefore kill you or me, gentlemen of the jury Т thé mind. The ideas of Christian theology are too simple fot ^m eloquence, too sacred for fiction,...
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Lives of the English Poets: With Critical Observations on Their Works ; And ...

Samuel Johnson - 1840 - 502 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...simple expression is the most sublime. Poetry loses Us lustre and its power, because it is applied 10 the decoration of something more ex- j eellcnt than...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: With and Essay on His Life ..., Volumen2

Samuel Johnson, Arthur Murphy - 1842
...diffuse itself through many topics of persuasion ; but supplication to God can only cry for mercy. ly assimilated to real life. Idalia's "velvet green" has something of cant Tho ideas of Christian theology arc too simple for eloqnence, too sacred for fiction, and too majestic...
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The Recreations of Christopher North, Volumen2

John Wilson - 1842
...poetry — else poetry there is none proceeding from any of our most sacred passions. Dr Johnson says, " Of sentiments purely religious, it will be found that...decoration of something more excellent than itself." Here he had in his mind the most false notions of poetry, which he had evidently imagined to be an...
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The Recreations of Christopher North, Volumen2

John Wilson - 1842
...poetry—else poetry there is none proceeding from any of our most sacred passions. Dr Johnson says, " Of sentiments purely religious, it will be found that...decoration of something more excellent than itself." Here he had in his mind the most false notions of poetry, which he had evidently imagined to be an...
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