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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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The universal class-book: a ser. of reading lessons

Samuel Maunder - 1844
...heads, and sketched out some particulars, he trusted for success to his extemporary powers. any single denomination of literary dignity; yet, perhaps, there...in which he would not have excelled, if he had not directed his powers to different pursuits. " Seize on Truth, where'er 'tis found, Among your friends,...
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The Life, Times, and Correspondence of the Rev. Isaac Watts

Thomas Milner - 1845 - 734 Seiten
...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 preacher he ranked high among his contemporaries ; his printed discourses establish...
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A history of England in the lives of Englishmen, Band 4

George Godfrey Cunningham - 1853
...single performance ; for, though 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." Watts' ' Psalms and Hymns' are well-known, and need not be here made the subject of criticism....
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A New General Biographical Dictionary, Band 12

Hugh James Rose - 1853
...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." His entire works were published in 1754, by Dr. Gibbons, in 6 vols, 4to, and more recently...
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Johnson's Lives of the British poets completed by W. Hazlitt, Band 3

Samuel Johnson - 1854
...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 English Nation; Or, A History of England in the Lives of Englishmen, Band 3

George Godfrey Cunningham - 1863
...single performance ; for, though 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." Watts' ' Psalms and Hymns' are well-known, and need not be here made the subject of criticism....
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Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets: With Critical Observations ..., Band 2

Samuel Johnson - 1866
...him the highest rank in any single denomination of literary dignity; yet perhaps there was nothing iu which he would not have 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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Singers and Songs of the Church: Being Biographical Sketches of the Hymn ...

Josiah Miller - 1869 - 617 Seiten
...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." For his own sake we must regret the weakness and suffering of Dr. Watts's life ; yet since...
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Singers and Songs of the Church: Being Biographical Sketches of the Hymn ...

Josiah Miller - 1869 - 617 Seiten
...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.' For his own sake we must regret the weakness and suffering of Dr. Watts's life ; yet since...
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A Critical Dictionary of English Literature: And British and ..., Band 3

Samuel Austin Allibone - 1871
...spiritual nature unexainined ; he has Ian-lit the Art of Reasoning and the. Science of the .Stars. ... As a poet, had he been only a poet, he would probably bave eUxxl high among the authors with whom be is now [in Johnson's) English Poets, 1779-81] associated....
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