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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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Recreations of Christopher North

John Wilson - 1857
...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 works of professor Wilson, ed. by prof. Ferrier, Volumen10

John Wilson - 1857
...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 Works of Professor Wilson of the University of Edinburgh: Recreations of ...

John Wilson - 1857
...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 poetical works of Edmund Waller and sir John Denham, with mem. and ...

Edmund Waller - 1857
...the most sublime." True, and hence, the best religious poetry is at once sublime and simple. He adds, "Poetry loses its lustre and its power, because it...decoration of something more excellent than itself." On this principle, poets should never sing of God's works in nature — of the ocean, or the sun, or...
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The Recreations of Christopher North

John Wilson - 1858 - 307 páginas
...any of onr most sacred passions. Dr. Johuson says, "Of sentiments purely religions, it will be fonnd that the most simple expression is the most sublime....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 [pseud.].

John Wilson - 1859
...poeiry —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 the most simple expression is the most sublime. Poeiry loses its lustre and its power, because it is applied to the decoration of something more excellent...
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The St. James's Magazine, Volumen3

1862
...Contemplative piety, or the intercourse between God and the human soul, cannot be poetical." And again, " Of sentiments purely religious, it will be found that...most sublime. Poetry loses its lustre and its power when it is applied to the decoration of something more excellent than itself- All that pious verse...
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The Pathfinder, a journal of independent religious reform ..., Volumen5

Philip William Perfitt - 1861
...suppression and addition equally corrupt it, and such as it is it is known already. Poetry loses its lustre because it is applied to the decoration of something more excellent than itself." It is curious that he should have commenced his attack with the statement that good doctrinal poetry...
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Hymns for Pastors and People

Samuel Dunn - 1862 - 216 páginas
...sectarian bias, in every section of the church of Christ. Our great moralist has wisely said, that " of sentiments purely religious, it will be found that the most simple expression is the most sublime, and that poetry loses its lustre and its power when it is applied to the decoration of something more...
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The Recreations of Christopher North

John Wilson - 1870 - 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 that...supplies nothing to the mind. The ideas of Christian Theolog) are too simple for eloquence, too sacred for fiction, and too majestic for ornament ; to recommend...
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