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" His character, therefore, must be formed from the multiplicity and diversity of his attainments, rather than from any single performance ; for it would not be safe to claim for him the highest rank in any single denomination of literary dignity ; yet... "
PREFACES BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL TO THE WORKS OF THE ENGLISH POETS. - Seite 19
von SAMUEL JOHNSON - 1781
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Johnson's Lives of the the English Poets: Abridged: with Notes and Illustrations

Samuel Johnson - 1797 - 239 Seiten
...nor fpiritual nature unexamined; he has' taught the art of reafoning, and the fcience of the ftars. " ——As a poet, had he been only a poet, he would probably have Itood high among the authors with whom he is now aflbciated. For his judgment was exadt, and he noted...
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Lives

Samuel Johnson - 1800
...from any single performance; fork MI ould not be safe to claim for him the highest rank in any single denomination of literary dignity ; yet perhaps there was nothing in which he would not have excelled, il he had not divided his powers to different pursuits. As a poet, had he been only a poet, he would...
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The Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets: With Critical ..., Band 3

Samuel Johnson - 1800
...in which he would not hav« hate excelled, if he had not divided his powers to different puifuits. As a poet, had he been only a poet, he would probably have ftood high among the authors with whom he is now aflbciated. For his judgment was exa£t, and he noted...
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The works of the poets of Great Britain and Ireland. With prefaces ..., Band 1

Great Britain - 1804
...from any single performance; for it would not be safe to claim for him the highest tank in any single denomination of literary dignity ; yet perhaps there was nothing in which he would not have excelled, it" he had not divided his powers to different pursuits. As a poet, had he been only a poet, he would...
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Evangelical Biography: Being a Complete and Fruitful Account of the Lives ...

Erasmus Middleton - 1807
...formed from the multiplicity and adversity of his attainments, rather than from any single performance. As a poet, had he been only a poet, he would probably have stood high among authors of that class. For his judgement was exact, and ne noted beauties and faults...
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The History and Antiquities of Dissenting Churches and Meeting ..., Band 1

Walter Wilson - 1808
...from any single performance ; for it would not be safe to claim for him the highest rank in any single denomination of literary dignity ; yet perhaps there...excelled, if he had not divided his powers to different pursuits." The same author, after a critique upon his poetry, before noticed, conclude thus : " And...
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Biographia evangelica; or, An historical account of ... the most ..., Band 4

Erasmus Middleton - 1810
...hisatrninments, rather than from any iingle performance ; for it would not he fafe to claim for him the higheft rank in any fingle denomination of literary dignity;...have flood high among the authors with whom he is now affociated ; [ie among the Poets, the lives of whom, almoft every body knows, Dr. Jobnfon has moft...
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The lives of the English poets

Samuel Johnson - 1810
...from any single performance; for it would not be safe to claim for him the highest rank in any single denomination of literary dignity ; yet perhaps there...excelled, if he had not divided his powers to different pursuits. As a poet, had he been only a poet, he would probably have stood high among the authors with,...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: With An Essay on His Life and ..., Band 11

Samuel Johnson - 1810
...arty single performance ; for it would not be be safe to claim for him the highest rank in any single denomination of literary dignity ; yet perhaps there...excelled, if he had not divided his powers to different pursuits. As a poet, had ,he been only a poet, he would probably have stood high among the authors...
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Watts, A. Philips, West, Collins, Dyer, Shenstone, Young

Samuel Johnson - 1810
...from any single performance ; for it would not be safe to claim for him the highest rank in any single denomination of literary dignity ; yet perhaps there...excelled, if he had not divided his powers, to different pursuits. As a poet, had he been only a poet, he would probably have stood high among the authors with...
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