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" In the character of his Elegy I rejoice to concur with the common reader; for by the common sense of readers uncorrupted with literary prejudices, after all the refinements of subtilty and the dogmatism of learning, must be finally decided all claim to... "
The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: The lives of the most eminent English ... - Seite 295
von Samuel Johnson, John Hawkins - 1787
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Notes to Palgrave's Golden Treasury of Songs and Lyrics, Books I-IV

John Henry Fowler - 1904 - 250 Seiten
...received with enthusiasm ; and even Dr. Johnson for once refrains from qualifying his praise of Gray: ' ' In the character of his Elegy I rejoice to concur with the common reader ; for by the common sense of readers, uncorrupted with literary prejudices, after all the refinements of subtilty and the...
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The Masters of English Literature

Stephen Lucius Gwynn - 1904 - 423 Seiten
...rendered in stanzas that he — who disliked Gray — has praised once and for all in a famous passage : In the character of his Elegy I rejoice to concur with the common reader ; for by the common-sense of readers, uncorrupted with literary prejudices, after all the refinements of subtlety...
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Lives of the English Poets: Swift-Lyttelton

Samuel Johnson - 1905
...directed. His translations of Northern and Welsh Poetry deserve praise : 50 the imagery is preserved, perhaps often improved ; but the language is unlike...character of his Elegy I rejoice to concur with the 51 common reader ; for by the common sense of readers uncorrupted with literary prejudices, after all...
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English Poems: The restoration and the eighteenth century (1660-1800)

Walter Cochrane Bronson - 1908
...and nature His translations of Northern and Welsh poetry deserve praise; the imagery is preserved, perhaps often improved, but the language is unlike the language of other poets The 'Church-Yard' abounds with images which find a mirror in every mind, and with sentiments to which...
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English Poems: The restoration and the eighteenth century (1660-1800)

Walter Cochrane Bronson - 1908
...and nature His translations of Northern and Welsh poetry deserve praise; the imagery is preserved, perhaps often improved, but the language is unlike the language of other poeta The 'Church-Yard ' abounds with images which find a mirror in every mind, and with sentiments...
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Selections from the Works of Samuel Johnson

Samuel Johnson - 1909 - 479 Seiten
...sure of his regard and reverence, whether it is to his liking or not. Of the famous Elegy he says : ' I rejoice to concur with the common reader; for by the common sense of readers uncorrupted with literary prejudices, after all the refinements of subtilty and the...
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A Book of English Literature, Selected and Ed, Band 2

Franklyn Bliss Snyder - 1916 - 889 Seiten
...directed. His translations of Northern and Welsh poetry deserve praise: the im- [100 agery is preserved, uth itself; whose first appearance to our eyes bleared and dimmed with prejudice and custom, is more un Eleg^ I rejoice to concur with the common reader; for by the common sense of readers uncorrupted with...
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Reading Adrienne Rich: Reviews and Re-visions, 1951-81

Jane Roberta Cooper - 1984 - 367 Seiten
...her introductory essay to The Common Reader. Here Woolf quotes from Dr. Johnson's "Life of Gray": " 'I rejoice to concur with the common reader; for by the common sense of readers, uncorrupted by literary prejudices, after all the refinements of subtilty and the...
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Post-structuralist Readings of English Poetry

C. Norris Machin - 1987 - 406 Seiten
...Gray Johnson says that he prefers Gray's life to any of his works but then goes on to exempt this one: In the character of his Elegy I rejoice to concur with the common reader; for by the common sense of readers uncorrupted with literary prejudices, after all the refinements of subtlety and the...
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Samuel Johnson & the Impact of Print

Alvin B. Kernan - 1989 - 357 Seiten
...longer than it is"—and hear the reader joining Johnson in praising Gray's most famous poem—"In the character of his Elegy I rejoice to concur with the common reader." We feel with readers the repellent grossness of Pope's and Swift's physical imagery— "such as every...
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