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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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Evangelical Magazine and Missionary Chronicle, Volumen5

1827
...of Dr. Johnson, that " faith, thanksgiving, repentance, and supplication," are subjects upon which " poetry loses its lustre and its power, because it...applied to the decoration of something more excellent tfeah itself." Tbe printing and paper of 'this volume are of the first order. 478 PRACTICAL DISCOURSES...
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Johnson: His Characteristics and Aphorisms

James Hay - 1884 - 173 páginas
...patience; but remember that patience must suppose pain. — Rasselas, ch. xxvii. • .. • •• .-\ All that pious verse can do is to help the memory...very useful ; but it supplies nothing to the mind. — Lives of the Poets. Waller. ..• ! i .,? Notioiu I have lived long enough in the world, to MoraTvirtue...
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Johnson: His Characteristics and Aphorisms

James Hay - 1884 - 173 páginas
...suppose pain, — Rasselas, ch. xxvii. All that pious verse can do is to help Pious verse . 111-11 ir the memory and delight the ear, and for these purposes...very useful ; but it supplies nothing to the mind — Lives of the Poets. Waller. Notions I have lived long enough in the world, to Morai° virtue prevent...
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English Prose, Volumen4

Sir Henry Craik - 1894
...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...most sublime. Poetry loses its lustre and its power, bccause it is applied to the decoration of something more excellent than itself. All that pious verse...
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English Prose: Selections, Volumen4

Sir Henry Craik - 1895
...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...most sublime. Poetry loses its lustre and its power, bccause it is applied to the decoration of something more excellent than itself. All that pious verse...
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Poems

Cecil Frances Alexander - 1896 - 463 páginas
...Christian Theology are too simple for eloquence, too sacred for fiction, and too majestic for ornament. All that pious verse can do is to help the memory and delight the ear, but it supplies nothing to the mind." He was yet more mistaken when he declared of one English hymnist...
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The Quarterly Review, Volumen200

William Gifford, Sir John Taylor Coleridge, John Gibson Lockhart, Whitwell Elwin, William Macpherson, William Smith, Sir John Murray IV, Rowland Edmund Prothero (Baron Ernle) - 1904
...to rank with the highest forms has been impugned by eminent authority. ' Poetry,' says Dr Johnson, ' loses its lustre and its power, because it is applied...decoration of something more excellent than itself.' Even were we disposed to acquiesce in this characteristically magisterial pronouncement, we may be...
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Representative Southern Poets

Charles William Hubner - 1906 - 201 páginas
...flights of the Muse, and that success has rarely been attained in devotional verse. Dr. Johnson says : "Of sentiments purely religious it will be found that...simple expression is the most sublime. Poetry loses its luster and its power because it is applied to the decoration of something more excellent than itself....
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The Treasury of Sacred Song Selected from the English Lyrical Poetry of Four ...

Francis Turner Palgrave - 1907 - 374 páginas
...weighty of these adverse criticisms is Jfne often-quoted verdict of Dr. Johnson. ' Poetry,' he says, ' loses its lustre and its power, because it is applied to the decorS* tion of something more excellent than itself. All that pjpiis verse can do is to help the memory,...
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The Wesleyan-Methodist Magazine

1843
...but Ins observations are contradicted by the highest authority, — that of inspiration. He says, " Of sentiments purely religious, it will be found that the most simple expression is the most sublime." True ; but simple expression is any thing but inconsistent with poetical feeling. " Poetry loses its...
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