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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 Dublin University Magazine: A Literary and Political Journal

1842
...passions, is con6ned to a few words, and is to be felt rather than expressed. Poetry loses its lustre and power, because it is applied to the decoration of something more excellent than itself." We stop with the last sentence; surely, on the contrary, poetry receives a reflected glory the more...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: With an Essay on His Life and ..., Volumen2

Samuel Johnson, Arthur Murphy - 1843
...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...memory, and delight the ear, and for these purposes it тал' be very useful ; but it supplies nothing to the mind. The ideas of Christian theology are too...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: With an Essay on His Life and ..., Volumen2

Samuel Johnson, Arthur Murphy - 1846
...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...expression is the most sublime. Poetry loses its lustre and iuj power, ! > . -- cause it is applied to the decoration of something more excellent than itself....
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North American First Class Reader: The Sixth Book of Tower's Seires for ...

David Bates Tower - 1853 - 426 páginas
...cannot be amplified, perfection cannot be improved. Of sentiments purely religious, it will be liciin! that the most simple expression is the most sublime....decoration of something more excellent than itself. Pious verse may help the memory, and delight the ear, and for these purposes it may be very useful...
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The Works of William Cowper: His Life, Letters, and Poems. Now First ...

William Cowper - 1851 - 749 páginas
...will be found that the must simple expression i» the most sublime. Poetry loses ils lustre and ils power, because it is applied to the decoration of something more excellent than itself. All tliat pious verse can do is to help the memory and detieht the ear, and for these purposes it may be...
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The Recreations of Christopher North [pseud.]

John Wilson - 1852 - 307 páginas
...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...most simple expression is the most sublime. Poetry lo>es its lastre and its power, because it is applied to the decoration of something more excellent...
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The cruet stand, select pieces of prose and poetry, Volumen2

C. Gough - 1853
...there was but knew the name ; and sighed, When asking, it was answered them — REOKET. SENTIMENTS. OF sentiments purely religious, it will be found that...something more excellent than itself. All that pious verses 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 Recreations of Christopher North, Volumen4

John Wilson - 1854 - 307 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...to the decoration of something more excellent than ikelf. All that pious verse can do is to help the memory ind delight the ear, and for these purposes...
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North American First Class Reader: The Sixth Book of Tower's Series for ...

David Bates Tower, Cornelius Walker - 1854 - 426 páginas
...Supreme Being Omnipotence cannot be exalted, infinity cannot be amplified, perfection cannot be improved. Of sentiments purely religious, it will be found that the most simple expression ia the most sublime. Poetry loses its lustre and its power, because it is applied to the decoration...
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North American First Class Reader: The Sixth Book of Tower's Series for ...

David Bates Tower, Cornelius Walker - 1855 - 426 páginas
...Supreme Being Omnipotence cannot be exalted, infinity cannot be amplified, perfection cannot be improved. Of sentiments purely religious, it will be found that...decoration of something more excellent than itself. Pious verse may help the memory, and delight the ear, and for these purposes it may be very useful...
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