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" Yet great labour, directed by great abilities, is never wholly lost ; if they frequently threw away their wit upon false conceits, they likewise sometimes struck out unexpected truth : if their conceits were far-fetched, they were often worth the carriage.... "
The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: With An Essay on His Life and Genius - Página 22
por Samuel Johnson - 1810
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The Lives of the English Poets, Volumen1

Samuel Johnson - 1826 - 420 páginas
...wit upon false conceits, they likewise sometimes struck out unexpected truth: if their conceits were far-fetched, they were often worth the carriage. To...imitations, by traditional imagery, and hereditary similes, by readiness of rhyme, and voluhility of syllables. In pernsing the works of this race of...
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Lives of the poets. Lives of eminent persons. Political tracts. Philological ...

Samuel Johnson, Arthur Murphy - 1834
...wit upon false conceits, they likewise sometimes strack out unexpected truth : if their conceits were far-fetched, they were often worth the carriage. To...think. No man could be born a metaphysical poet, nor aseume the dignity of a writer, by descriptions copied from descriptions, by imitations borrowed from...
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Life and works of Cowper, by R. Southey

William Cowper - 1836
...those who were trained up in the school of Dryden. " To write on their plan," he has truly said, " it was at least necessary to read and think. No man...imitations, by traditional imagery, and hereditary similes, by readiness of rhyme and volubility of syllables." Johnson has also said, that the veneration...
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Fraser's Magazine, Volumen13

1836
...and by Falkland, who united the esteem and affection of all parties. No man, it has been well said, could be born a metaphysical poet, nor assume the...descriptions copied from descriptions, by imitations borroued from imitations, by traditional imagery and hereditary similes, by readiness of rhyme and...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: Lives of the poets

Samuel Johnson - 1837
...wit upon false conceits, they likewise sometimes strack out unexpected truth : if their conceits were II virtuous authors must be patronised only by virtuous...much of a sublime genius, though without common s cnpied from descriptions, by imitations borrowed from imitations, by traditional imagery, and hereditary...
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Works, Volumen2

Samuel Johnson - 1838
...wit upon false conceits, they likewise sometimes struck out unexpected truth : if their conceits were far-fetched, they were often worth the carriage. To...least necessary to read and think. No man could be bom a metaphysical poet, nor assume the dignity of a writer, by descriptions copied from descriptions,...
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The Life of William Cowper, Esq, Volumen2

Robert Southey - 1839
...those who were trained up in the school of Dryden. " To write on their plan," he has truly said, " it was at least necessary to read and think. No man...descriptions, by imitations borrowed from imitations, by traditionary imagery and hereditary similes, by readiness of rhyme and volubility of syllables." 14...
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The Life of William Cowper, Esq, Volumen2

Robert Southey - 1839
...those who were trained up in the school of Dryden. " To write on their plan," he has truly said, " it was at least necessary to read and think. No man...descriptions, by imitations borrowed from imitations, 'by traditionary imagery and hereditary similes, by readiness of rhyme and volubility of syllables." all...
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Lives of the English Poets: With Critical Observations on Their Works ; And ...

Samuel Johnson - 1840 - 502 páginas
...conceits, they likewise sometimes struck out unexpected truth; if their conceits were far fetched, they were often worth the carriage. To write on their...imitations, by traditional imagery, and hereditary similes, by readiness of rhyme, and volubility of syllables. In perusing the works of this race of...
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The British Friend of India Magazine, and Indian Review, Volumen2

...upon false conceits, they likewise sometimes struck out unexpected truths — if their conceits were far-fetched, they were often worth the carriage. To...plan, it was at least necessary to read and think." In the same school with these " Metaphysical Poets ;" and like those of Donne, Quarles, and Herrick,...
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