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" What he attempted, he performed ; he is never feeble, and he did not wish to be energetic ; he is never rapid, and he never stagnates. His sentences have neither studied amplitude, nor affected brevity ; his periods, though not diligently rounded, are... "
The Lives of the English Poets - Seite 389
von Samuel Johnson - 1826 - 420 Seiten
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The Critical Review, Or, Annals of Literature, Band 52

Tobias Smollett - 1781
...energetick ; he is .never rapid, and he never Magnates, Hfe fenfences have nei. ther ftudied amplitude, nor affected brevity : his periods, though not diligently rounded, are voluble and eafy. Whoever wifiies to attain an Englifh ftile, familiar but not coarfe, and elegant but not oftentatious,...
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The Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets;: Dryden. Smith. Duke. King ...

Samuel Johnson - 1781 - 503 Seiten
...energetick ; he is never rapid, and he never ftagnates. His fentences have neither ftudied amplitude, nor affected brevity : his periods, though not diligently rounded, are voluble and eafy. Whoever wiflbes to attain an Englifh ftyle, familiar but not coarfe, and elegant but not oftentatious,...
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prefaces, biographical and critical, to the works of the english poets.

samuel johnson - 1781
...energetick; he is never rapid, and he never ftagnates. His fentences have neither ftudied amplitude, nor affected brevity : his periods, though not diligently rounded, are voluble and eafy. Whoever wifhes to attain an Englifh ftile, familiar but not coarfe, and elegant but cot oftentatious,...
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Lessons in Elocution, Or, A Selection of Pieces in Prose and Verse: For the ...

William Scott - 1789 - 398 Seiten
...energetic ; he is never rapid, and he never ftagnates. His fentsr.ccs have neither itudied amplitude nor affected brevity ; his periods, though not diligently rounded, are voluble and eafy. — Whoever wiflies to attain an Englifli ftyle, familiar buc not coarfe,. and elegant but not...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Comprehending an Account of His ..., Band 1

James Boswell - 1791 - 516 Seiten
...energetick ; he is never rapid, and he never ftagnates. His fentences have neither ftudied amplitude, nor affected brevity: his periods, though not diligently rounded, are voluble and eafy. Whoever wifhes to attain an Englifh flyle, familiar but not coarfe, and elegant but not oftentatious,...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson.LL.D..: The lives of the English poets

Samuel Johnson - 1792
...energetick; he is never rapid, and he never ftagnates. His fentences have neither ftudied amplitude, nor affected brevity : his periods, though not diligently rounded, are voluble and eafy. Whoever wifh.es to attain :sy Englifh ftyle, familiar but not coarfe, and elegant but not oftentatious,...
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The Sporting magazine; or Monthly calendar of the transactions of the turf ...

...writings ; following, as he has recorded it, Doctor Johnson's advice, who recommends those " who would attain an English style — familiar but not coarse, and elegant but not ostentatious — to give their days and nights to the volumes of Addison." But Bilton had other points in its favour,...
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General Biography: Or, Lives, Critical and Historical, of the Most ..., Band 1

John Aikin - 1799
...authority few will call in question. " Whoever," says Dr. Johnson, (Lifeof Addison, in the English Poets) " wishes to attain an English style, familiar but not...give his days and nights to the volumes of Addison." The faäs in the preceding account are taken from the BiograpAia Britannica. — A. ADELARD, a Benedictine...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Comprehending an Account of His Studies ...

James Boswell - 1799
...energetick; he is never rapid, and he never stagnates. His sentences have neither studied amplitude, nor affected brevity : his periods, though not diligently...attain an English style, familiar but not coarse, and * [When Johnson shewed me a proof-sheet of. the character of Addison, in which he so highly extols...
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Boswell's Life of Johnson: Including Boswell's Journal of a Tour of ..., Band 1

James Boswell - 1799
...energetick ; he is never rapid, and he never stagnates. His sentences have neither studied amplitude, nor affected brevity : his periods, though not diligently rounded, are voluble and easy*. 1 Works, vii. 473. * When Johnson shewed me a proof-sheet of the character of Addison, in which he...
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