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" It is with great propriety that subtlety, which in its original import means exility of particles, is taken in its metaphorical meaning for nicety of distinction. Those writers who lay on the watch for novelty could have little hope of greatness; for... "
The Monthly Review - Página 1
1780
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: With Murphy's Essay, Volumen3

Samuel Johnson - 1825
...consist in positions not limited by •exceptions, and in descriptions not descending to minuteness. It is with great propriety that subtlety, which in...is taken in its metaphorical meaning for nicety of distinction. Those rf writers who lay on the watch for novelty could have little ' hope of greatness...
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Examples of English Prose: From the Reign of Elizabeth to the Present Time ...

George Walker - 1825 - 615 páginas
...and consist in positions not limited by exceptions, and in descriptions not descending to minuteness. It is with great propriety that subtlety, which in...is taken in its metaphorical meaning for nicety of distinction. Those writers who lay on the watch for novelty, could have little hope of greatness ;...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Lives of the poets

Samuel Johnson - 1825
...exceptions, and in descriptions not descending to minuteness. It is with great propriety that subtilty, which, in its original import, means exility of particles,...taken, in its metaphorical meaning, for nicety of distinction. Those writers who lay on the watch for novelty could have little hope of greatness ; for...
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The Lives of the English Poets, Volumen1

Samuel Johnson - 1826 - 420 páginas
...descriptions not descending to minutenees. J t is with great propriety that subtlety, which u its origamI import means exility of particles, is taken in its metaphorical meaning for nicety of distinction. Those writers who lay on the watch for novelty, could have little hope of greatness; for...
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Lives of the poets. Lives of eminent persons. Political tracts. Philological ...

Samuel Johnson, Arthur Murphy - 1834
...and consist in positions not limited by exceptions, and in descriptions not descending to minuteness. It is with great propriety that subtlety, which in...is taken in its metaphorical meaning for nicety of distinction. Those writers who lay on the watch for novelty, could have little hope of greatness ;...
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A New Dictionary of the English Language, Volumen1

Charles Richardson - 1836 - 2222 páginas
...xiü. 22. SUBTLE. Each man subtileth a sleight« Synne for to hide.— Piers Houhmm's Vision, v. 13876. It is with great propriety that subtlety, which in...its original import means exility of particles, is takes in its metaphorical meaning for nicety of distinction. SUB-VERT. Whan foreothe Ood had subvertid...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: Lives of the poets

Samuel Johnson - 1837
...and consist in positions not limited by exceptions, and in descriptions not descending to minuteness. ever know. The reader finds no transaction in which he can be engaged • beholds no condition distinction. Those writers who lay on the watch for novelty, could have little hope of greatness ;...
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Lives of the English Poets: With Critical Observations on Their Works ; And ...

Samuel Johnson - 1840 - 502 páginas
...and consist in positions not limited by exceptions, and in descriptions not descending to minuteness. It is with great propriety that Subtlety, which in...is taken in its metaphorical meaning for nicety of distinction. Those writers who lay on the watcli for novelty could have little hope of greatness ;...
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Johnson's Lives of the British poets completed by W. Hazlitt, Volumen2

Samuel Johnson - 1854
...and consist in positions not limited by exceptions, and in descriptions not descending to minuteness. It is with great propriety that subtlety, which in...is taken in its metaphorical meaning for nicety of distinction. Those writers who lay on the watch for novelty could have little hope of greatness, for...
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Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets: With Critical ..., Volumen1

Samuel Johnson - 1854
...descriptions not iscending to minuteness! lF"1s with great "propriety "that subtlety, which iiTTfs original import means exility of particles, is taken in its metaphorical meaning for nicety of distinction. 1618-1667. METAPHYSICAL POETS. 21 f Those writers who lay on the watch for novelty could...
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