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" He seems to have been well acquainted with his own genius, and to know what it was that Nature had bestowed upon him more bountifully than upon others ; the power of displaying the vast, illuminating the splendid, enforcing the awful, darkening the gloomy,... "
Poetical Works: Biography of Milton - Page 220
by John Milton - 1835
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The Annual Register of World Events: A Review of the Year, Volume 22

History - 1796
...loftinefs*. He can pleafe when pleafure is required ; but it is His peculiar power to aftonilh. He feems to have been well acquainted with his own genius, and to know what it was that nature had bellowed upon him more bountifully than upon others; the power of difplaying the vaft, illuminating...
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The Critical Review: Or, Annals of Literature, Volume 47

Tobias Smollett - English literature - 1779
...loftinefs. He can pleafe , when pleafure is required ; but it is his peculiar power to aftoniih. ' He feems to have been well acquainted with his own genius, and to know what it was that nature had bellowed upon him more bountifully than upon others; the power of difplaying the vaft, illuminating...
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Prefaces, Biographical and Critical, to the Works of the English Poets ...

Samuel Johnson - Poets, English - 1779
...loftinefs*.. He can pleafe when pleafure is required ; but it is his peculiar power to aftonifh, He feems to have been well acquainted with his own genius, and to know what it was that Nature had beftowed upon him more bountifully than upon others; the power of difplaying the vaft, illuminating...
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Annual Register, Volume 22

Edmund Burke - History - 1780
...loftinefs*. He can, pleafe when pleafure-is required; but it is his peculiar power to aftoniih. He feems to have been well acquainted with his own genius, and to know what it was that nature had bellowed upon him more bountifully than upon others ; the power of difplaying the vaft, illuminating...
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The Monthly Review, Volume 61

1780
...learning, to throw off into his work the fpirit of fcience, unmingled with its grofler parts. ' He fecms to have been well acquainted with his own genius, and to know what it was that Nature had bellowed upon him more bountifully than upon others ; the power of difplaying the vaft, illuminating...
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The Monthly Review, Volume 61

1780
...learning, to throw ofF into his work the fpirit of fcience, unmingled with its groiTer parts. ' He feems to have been well acquainted with his own genius, and to know what it was that Nature had bellowed upon him more bountifully than upon others ; the power of difplaying the vaft, illuminating...
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The Monthly Review, Or, Literary Journal, Volume 61

Books - 1780
...pleafe when pleafurc is required ; but it is his peculiar power to alloniih. ' He feems to have bern well acquainted with his own genius, and to know what it was thatNature had bellowed upon him more bountifully than upon others ; the power of difplaying the vaft,...
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The Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets;: With Critical Observations on ...

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1781 - 503 pages
...it is his peculiar power to aftonifh. * Algarotti terms it gigantefca fullimita Mlitcniana. He feems to have been well acquainted. with his own genius, and to know what it was that Nature had beflowed upon him more bountifully than upon others j the power of difplaying the vaft, illuminating...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: The lives of the most eminent English poets

Samuel Johnson, John Hawkins - English literature - 1787
...aftonifh. t * Algarotti tcnns \lgigattttfcafuUimita Miltoniana. Orig. Edit. VOL. II. M He He feems to have been well acquainted with his own genius, and to know what it was that Nature had beftowed upon him more bountifully than upon others ; the power of difplaying the vaft, illuminating...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Together with His Life, and Notes on His ...

Samuel Johnson - Poets, English - 1787
...him more bountifully than upon others ; the power of difplaying the vaft, illuminating the fplendid, enforcing the awful, darkening the gloomy, and aggravating the dreadful : he therefore t;hpfe a fubject on which too much could not be faid^ on which he might tire his fancy without the...
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