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" Whoever wishes to attain an English style, familiar but not coarse, and elegant but not ostentatious, must give his days and nights to the volumes of Addison... "
Grammatical analysis - Pagina 32
door Walter Scott Dalgleish - 1865
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: Comprehending an Account of ..., Volume 1

James Boswell - 1807 - 514 pagina’s
...amplitude, nor affected brevity : his periods, though not diligently rounded, are voluble and easy. 1 Whoever wishes to attain an English style, familiar...give his days and nights to the volumes of Addison."* Though the Rambler was not concluded till the year 17>52, I shall, under this year, say all that I...
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The Minstrel: In Two Books, with Some Other Poems, Volume 2

James Beattie, James Hay Beattie - 1807 - 212 pagina’s
...lavished the honours of literary applause more liberally than on you ? Have I not said, that " who" ever wishes to attain an English style, familiar but "...elegant but not ostentatious, must " give his days and his nights to the volumes of Ad" dison ?" ADDISON. You have indeed bestowed on me greater praise than...
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A Biographical, Historical and Chronological Dictionary:: Containing ...

John Watkins - 1807 - 1014 pagina’s
...unmarried, in 17;)7. Dr. Johnson, after drawing his character in a forcible and elegant manner, says, " whoever wishes to attain an English style, familiar...and elegant but not ostentatious, must give his days ami nights to the volumes of Addison." — .#%• Brit. AJdimiMas, S voll. 18O3. ADI: LARD, a monk...
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The British Essayists, Volume 6

Alexander Chalmers - 1808 - 416 pagina’s
...edit. cation of Dr. JOHNSON'S " Lives of the Poets," it has become almost proverbial to repeat, that " whoever wishes to attain an English style, familiar...give his days and nights to the volumes of ADDISON." That few, however, are willing to bestow this labour, or anxious to obtain the reward, is sufficiently...
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Letters on Literature, Taste, and Composition, Addressed to His Son

George Gregory - 1809 - 384 pagina’s
...incomparable critic and biographer :— " Whoever wishes to attain an English style, familiar but not coarse, elegant but not ostentatious, must give his days and nights to the volumes of Addison." LETTER IX. ORNAMENT AMPLIFICATION. *WY DEAR JOIfJV, THE real ornaments of composition, whether prose...
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The Works of the English Poets, from Chaucer to Cowper, Volume 9

Alexander Chalmers - 1810 - 612 pagina’s
...amplitude, nor affected brevity : his periods, though not diligently rounded, are voluble and easy. Whoever •wishes to attain an English style, familiar...give his days and nights to the volumes of Addison. 'But, says Dr. Warton, he sometimes is so ; and in another MS note he adds, often so. C. TO THE RIGHT...
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The Works of the English Poets, from Chaucer to Cowper: Including ..., Volume 9

Alexander Chalmers - 1810 - 664 pagina’s
...amplitude, nor affected brevity: his periods, though not diligently r'ounded, are voluble and easy. "Whoever •wishes to attain an English style, familiar...give his days and nights to the volumes of Addison. * But, says Dr. Warton, be sometimes is so; and in another MS note he adds, often so. C TO THE RIGHT...
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The Spectator, Volume 1

Alexander Chalmers - 1810 - 412 pagina’s
...has become almost proverbial to repeat, that " whoever wishes to attain an English style, familiur but not coarse, and elegant but not ostentatious,...give his days and nights to the volumes of ADDISON." That few, however, are willing to bestow this labour, or anxious to obtain the reward, is sufficiently...
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Poems by Cowley, Waller, Butler, Denham, Dryden, and Pomfret, Nummers 77-79

Abraham Cowley - 1810 - 314 pagina’s
...studied amplitude, nor affected brevity; his periods, tho' not diligently rounded, are valuable and easy. Whoever wishes to attain an English style, familiar,...but not coarse, and elegant, but not ostentatious, roust give his days and nights to tbe volumes of Addison." FOR ST. CECILIA'S DAY, AT OXFORD V'ecilia,...
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The Works of the English Poets, from Chaucer to Cowper, Volume 9

Alexander Chalmers - 1810 - 620 pagina’s
...amplitude, nor affected brevity : his periods, though not diligently rounded, are voluble and easy. Whoever •wishes to attain an English style, familiar...but not coarse, and elegant but not ostentatious, mut give his days and nights to the volumes of Addison. • But, so ys Dr. Warton, be sometimes is...
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