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" ... chief talent, and indeed his distinguishing excellence, lies in the sublimity of his thoughts. There are others of the moderns, who rival him in every other part of poetry ; but in the greatness of his sentiments he triumphs over all the poets, both... "
The Spectator ... - Pagina 129
door Joseph Addison - 1803
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The works of ... Joseph Addison, collected by mr. Tickell, Volume 2

Joseph Addison - 1804
...of his sentiments he triumphs over all the poets both modern and ancient, Homer only excepted. It is impossible for the imagination of man to distend itself...which he has laid together in his first, second, and sixjth books. The seventh, which describes the creation of the world, is likewise wonderfully sublime,...
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The British Essayists; with Prefaces, Historical and Biographical,: The ...

1810
...of his sentimeats he triumphs over all the poets both modern and ancient, Homer only excepted. It is impossible for the imagination of man to distend itself...first, second, and sixth books. The seventh, which dc-- scribes the creation of the world, is likewise won-' derfully sublime, though not so ant to stir...
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The Spectator [by J. Addison and others]; with notes, and a general index

Spectator The - 1811
...of his sentiments he triumphs over all the poets both modern and ancient, Homer only excepted. It is impossible for the imagination of man to distend itself...seventh, which describes the creation of the world, ь likewise wonderfully sublime, though not so apt to stir up emotion in the mind of the reader, nor...
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Paradise Lost: A Poem

John Milton - 1833 - 351 pagina’s
...his sentiments he triumphs over all the poets, both modern and ancient, Homer only excepted. It is impossible for the imagination of man to distend itself with greater ideas than those which he has combined in his lirsl,, second, and sixth books. The seventh, which describes the creation of the world,...
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The Spectator: With Notes and a General Index, Volumes 1-2

1836
...of his sentiments he triumphs over all the poets both modern and ancient, Homer only excepted. It is neral, and hnw constantly they succeed one another....added, that if a man of good genius for a fable we m his first, second, and sixth books. The seventh, which describes the creation of the world, is likewise...
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The Works of Joseph Addison: The Spectator, no. 1-314

Joseph Addison - 1837
...of his sentiments he triumphs over all the poets bothmodern and ancient, Homer only excepted3 It is impossible for the imagination of man to distend itself...ideas, than those which he has laid together in his prst, second, and sixth books?) The seventh, which describes the creation of the world, is likewise...
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The Journal of Sacred Literature, Volume 1

John Kitto - 1848
...ought not to have been made ; and we would take the critic himself for our guide when he adds, ' it is impossible for the imagination of man to distend itself...together in his first, second, and sixth books.' The truth is, that each poet is perfect in his way, but Homer's perfection was not that of sublimity. We...
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The Journal of Sacred Literature, Volume 1

John Kitto - 1848
...ought not to have been made ; and we would take the critic himself for our guide when he adds, ' it is impossible for the imagination of man to distend itself...together in his first, second, and sixth books.' The truth is, that each poet is perfect in his way, but Homer's perfection was not that of sublimity. We...
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Paradise Lost

John Milton - 1851 - 415 pagina’s
...has laid together in his first, seeond, and pixth books. The seventh, whieh deseribes the ereation of the world, is likewise wonderfully sublime, though not so apt to stir up emotion in thc mind of the render, nor eonsequently so perfeet in the epie way of writing, beeause it is filled...
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Paradiso perduto di Milton

John Milton - 1852
...triumphs over all the poets, both modern and ancient, Homer ouly excepted. It is impossible for Ihe imagination of man to distend itself with greater ideas than those which he has combined in his first, second, and sixth books. The seventh, which deseribes the ereation of the world,...
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