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" There may perhaps be too great an indulgence, as well as too great a restraint of imagination; and if the one produces incoherent monsters, the other produces what is full as bad, lifeless insipidity. An intimate knowledge of the passions, and good sense,... "
The Works of Samuel Johnson - Page 319
by Samuel Johnson - 1810
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The Idler

Samuel Johnson, John Hawkins - 1787
...believe with reafon, that Michael Angela fometimes tranfgrefled thofe limits ; and I think. I have feen figures of him of which it was very difficult to determine whether they were in the higheft degree fublime or extremely ridiculous. Such faults may be faid to be the ebullitions of genius...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: The Idler

Samuel Johnson, Sir John Hawkins - English literature - 1787
...believe with reafon, that Michael An<gelo fometimes tranfgrefled thofe limits; and I think I have feen figures of him of which it was very difficult to determine whether they were in the higheft degree fublime or extremely ridiculous. Such faults may be faid to be the ebullitions of genius...
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The Idler

Samuel Johnson, John Hawkins - 1787
...believe with reafon, that Michael Angelo fometimes tranfgrefTed thofc limits ; and I think I have feen figures of him of which it was very difficult to determine whether they were in the higheft degree fublime or extremely ridiculous. Such faults may be faid to be the ebullitions of genius...
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Harrison's British Classicks: The Idler. Fitz Osbornes Letters. Shenstones ...

1787
...believe with reafon, that Michael Angelo fometimes tranfgreíTcd thofe limits ; and I think I have feen figures of him of which it was very difficult to determine whether they were in the highelt degree iublime or extremely ridiculous. Such faults may be faid to be the ebullitions of ge""•»•...
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The works of sir Joshua Reynolds. To which is prefixed an account ..., Volume 2

sir Joshua Reynolds - 1801
...lifeless insipidity. An intimate knowledge of the passions, and good sense, but not common sense, must at last determine its limits. It has been thought,...transgressed .those limits ; and I think I have seen figures .by him, of .which it was very difficult to determine, whether they were in the highest degree sublime...
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The Works of Sir Joshua Reynolds, Knight ...: Containing His ..., Volume 2

Sir Joshua Reynolds, Edmond Malone - Art - 1801
...lifeless insipidity. An intimate knowledge of the passions, and good sense, but not common sense, must at last determine its limits. It has been thought,...reason, that, Michael Angelo sometimes transgressed ihose limits ; and I think I have seen figures by him, of which it was very difficult to •determine,...
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The Works of Sir Joshua Reynolds, Knight ; Late President of the Royal ...

Sir Joshua Reynolds - Art - 1809
...and good sense, but not common sense, must at last determine its limits. It has been thought, and"! believe with reason, that Michael Angelo sometimes...transgressed those limits; and I think I have seen figures by him, of which it was very difficult to determine, whether they were in the highest degree sublime...
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Elements of art, a poem

sir Martin Archer Shee - 1809
...by eminent authorities.* Reynolds says, that he has seen figures of Michael Angelo, of which it was difficult to determine, whether they were in the " highest degree sublime," or in the "greatest degree ridiculous." Who shall walk in safety on this brink ? whose Taste (hall hope...
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Elements of Art,: A Poem ; in Six Cantos ; with Notes and a Preface ...

Martin Archer Shee - Aesthetics - 1809 - 400 pages
...by eminent authorities.* Reynolds says, that he has seen figures of Michael Angelo, of which it was difficult to determine, whether they were in the " highest degree sublime," or in the "greatest degree ridiculous." Who shall walk in safety on this brink ? whose Taste shall hope...
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The literary works [&c.]. In which is included a memoir by J ..., Volume 1

sir Joshua Reynolds - 1819
...lifeless insipidity. An intimate knowledge of the passions and good sense, but not common sense, must at last determine its limits. It has been thought,...transgressed those limits ; and I think I have seen figures by him, of which it was very difficult to determine, whether they were in the highest degree sublime...
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