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" Wit, which is at once natural and new, that which, though not obvious, is, upon its first production, acknowledged to be just; if it be that, which he that never found it, wonders how he missed; to wit of this kind the metaphysical poets have seldom risen. "
The New Annual Register, Or General Repository of History, Politics, and ... - Page x
1801
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The Annual Register of World Events: A Review of the Year, Volume 22

History - 1796
...deprefles it below its natural dignity, and reduces it from ftrength of thought to happinefs of language. If by a more noble and more adequate conception that...and new, that which, though not obvious, is, upon it* firft production, acknowledged to be juft ; if it be that, which he that never found it, wonders...
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The Monthly Review, Volume 61

1780
...contemporaries, that they fall below Donne in wit, but maintains that they furpafs him in poetry. ' If by a more noble and more adequate conception that...new, that which, though not obvious, is, upon its firll production, acknowledged to be jull; if it be that, which he that never found it, wonders how...
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The Monthly Review, Volume 61

1780
...contemporaries, that they fall below Donne in wit, but maintains that they furpafs him in poetry. ' If by a more noble and more adequate conception that...natural and new, that which, though not obvious, is, apon its firlr, produflion, acknowledged to be iuit ; if it be that, which he that never found it,...
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The Monthly Review, Or, Literary Journal, Volume 61

Books - 1780
...deprefles it below its natural dignity, and reduces it from llrength of thought to happinefs of language. ' If by a more noble and more adequate conception that...once natural and new, that which, though not obvious, U, upon its firft production, acknowledged to be jail ; if it be that, which he that never found it,...
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The Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets;: Cowley. Denham. Milton. Butler ...

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1781 - 503 pages
...it below its its natural dignity, and reduces it from ftrengih of thought to happinefs of language. If by a more noble and more adequate conception that...that which, though, not obvious, is, upon its firft produ&ion, acknowledged to be juft ; if it be that, which he that never found it, wonders how he miffed...
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The Beauties of Johnson: Consisting of Maxims and Observations, Moral ...

Samuel Johnson - 1782 - 209 pages
...credulity encourages. WI T. Idler, v. I. p. l6j. WIT is that which is at once natural and new, and which, though not obvious, is, upon its firft production, acknowledged to be juft. Life of Cowley. Wit will never make a man rich, but there are places where riches will always make...
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The Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets;: With Critical ..., Volume 1

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1783
...• •• • * • . • • If by a more noble and more adequateconception that be confideredas Wit, which is at once natural and new, that which,...firft production, acknowledged to be juft ; if it by that, which he that never found it, wondc-fs how he miffed ; to wit of this kind the nietaphyfical...
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The Annual Register, Or, A View of the History, Politics, and Literature for ...

History - 1796
...deprefles it below its natural dignity, and reduces it from ftrength of thought to happiuefs of language. If by a more noble and more adequate conception that...and new, that which, though not obvious, is, upon us firft produflion, acknowledged to be juft ; if it be that, which he that never found it, wonders...
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The Works of Alexander Pope, Esq: In Nine Volumes, Complete. With ..., Volume 1

Alexander Pope - 1797
...thought to happinefs of language. " If by a more noble and more adequate conception that be ponfidered as wit, which is at once natural and new, that which, though not obvious, n, upon its firft production, acknowledged to be juft ; if it be that, which he that never found it,...
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Lives

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1800
...thought to happiness of language. If by a more noble and more adequate conception that be considered as Wit, which is at once natural and new, that which, though not obvious, is, upon its 5rst production acknowledged to be just ; if it be that, which he that never hand it wonders ho'w he...
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