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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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Studies in English Literature: Being Typical Selections of British and ...

William Swinton - 1897 - 638 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...it was at least necessary to read and think. No man couid be born a metaphysical poet, nor assume « the dignity of a writer, by descriptions copied from...
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Lives of the English Poets: Cowley-Dryden

Samuel Johnson - 1905
...con- '•'"". ceits, they likewise sometimes struck out unexpected tru1sn^;> if their conceits were far-fetched, they were often worth the carriage. To write on their plan it was at least necessary to 1 read and think. No man could be born a metaphysical poet, nor assume the dignity of a writer by descriptions...
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Specimens of Modern English Literary Criticism

William Tenney Brewster - 1907 - 379 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 volubility of syllables. In perusing the works of this race of authors,...
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Specimens of Modern English Literary Criticism

William Tenney Brewster - 1907 - 379 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 volubility of syllables. In perusing the works of this race of authors,...
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English Prose: Eighteenth century

Sir Henry Craik - 1911
...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 authors,...
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Metaphysical Lyrics & Poems of the Seventeenth Century: Donne to Butler

Sir Herbert John Clifford Grierson - 1921 - 244 páginas
...But to play with thoughts it is necessary to think. ' To write on their plan ', says Dr. Johnson, ' 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.' Consider a poem, The Repulse, by a comparatively...
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Lucasta: The Poems of Richard Lovelace, Esquire, Volumen1

Richard Lovelace - 1921
...wit upon false conceits, they likewise sometimes struck out unexpected truth ; if their conceits were far-fetched, they were often worth the carriage. To...plan it was at least necessary to read and think." It was a happy inspiration that led the "onlie begetters" of these two volumes to issue for the delectation...
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Doctor Johnson: A Study in Eighteenth Century Humanism

Percy Hazen Houston - 1923 - 280 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...and think. No man could be born a metaphysical poet, i. Boston, Atheiueum Press, 1899; pp. xxiv, xxv. 242 DOCTOR JOHNSON nor assume the dignity of a writer...
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Literary Studies and Reviews

Richard Aldington - 1924 - 246 páginas
...live in this age " the highest pleasure they are capable of " by — the words are Johnson's — " descriptions copied from descriptions, by imitations...imitations, by traditional imagery and hereditary similes, by readiness of rhyme and volubility of syllables." In reflecting on another of the points...
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Five Metaphysical Poets

Joan Bennett
...peculiarities of attitude and of style have a specific value. It is not only that, as Dr Johnson said, ' to write on their plan it was at least necessary to read and think', it is perhaps even more important that it was necessary to connect, and that the same difficult achievement...
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