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" He appears to me to be the last of that great school that had modelled itself upon the ancients, and taught English poetry to resemble what the generality of mankind have allowed to excel. A studious and correct observer of antiquity, he set himself to... "
The Miscellaneous Works of Oliver Goldsmith.. - Page 21
by Oliver Goldsmith - 1806
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Poems on Several Occasions

Thomas Parnell - Battle of the frogs and mice - 1770 - 238 pages
...mankind have allowed to excel. A ftudious and correct obferver of antiquity, he fet himfelf to conficler nature with the lights it lent him, and he found that...he borrowed from the one, the more delightfully he refembled the other. To copy nature is a tafk the moil bungling workman is able to execute ; to felect...
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Miscellaneous and Fugitive Pieces, Volume 3

Thomas Davies - English literature - 1774
...Mankind have allowed to excel. A ftudious and correct Obferver of Antiquity, he fet himfelf to confider Nature with, the Lights it lent him, and he found...he borrowed from the One, the more delightfully he refembled the other. To copy Nature is a Taflc the moft bungling Workman js able to execute ; to felecl...
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A Complete Edition of the Poets of Great Britain..: Parnell. Garth. Rowe ...

1792
...excel. A ftudious and correct obferver of antiquity, he fet himfelf to> coauder nature with the light it lent him ; and he found that the more aid he borrowed from the '--'-. the more delightfully be icfcmblcd the ether. Paroell is ever happy д the feleaioa of hi*...
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Poems by Goldsmith and Parnell

Oliver Goldsmith - 1804 - 68 pages
...what the generality of mankind have allowed to excel. A studious and correct observer of antiquity, he set himself to consider nature with the lights it...delight, is reserved only for those, whom accident has blessed with uncommon talents, or such as have read the ancients with indefatigable industry. Parnell...
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Censura Literaria: Containing Titles, Abstracts, and Opinions ..., Volumes 5-6

Sir Egerton Brydges - Bibliography - 1807
...the generality of mankind have allowed, to excel. A stndious and correct observer of antiquity, he set himself to consider nature with the lights it...To copy nature is a task the most bungling workman workman is able to execute;- to select such parts as" Contribute to delight, is reserved only for those,...
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The Miscellaneous Works of Oliver Goldsmith, Volume 1

Oliver Goldsmith - 1809
...the generality of mankind have allowed to excel. A studious and correct observer of antiquity, he se> himself to consider nature with the lights it lent...blest with uncommon talents, or such as have read the ancients with indefatigable industry. Parnell is ever happy in the selection of his images, and scrupulously...
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Censura Literaria: Containing Titles, Abstracts, and Opinions of ..., Volume 7

Sir Egerton Brydges - Bibliography - 1815
...what the generality of mankind have allowed to excel. A studious and correct observer of antiquity, he set .himself to consider nature with the lights it...blest with uncommon talents, or such as have read the ancients with indefatigable industry. Parnell Is ever happy in the selection of his images, and scrupulously...
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The miscellaneous works of Oliver Goldsmith, with an account of ..., Volume 4

Oliver Goldsmith - 1825
...what the generality of mankind have allowed to excel. A studious and correct observer of antiquity, he set himself to consider nature with the lights it...delight, is reserved only for those whom accident has blessed with uncommon talents, or such as have read the ancients with indefatigable industry. Parnell...
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The Miscellaneous Works of Oliver Goldsmith: With an Account of His Life and ...

Oliver Goldsmith - 1830 - 527 pages
...what the generality of mankind luve allowed to excel. A studious and correct observe: of antiquity; he reception, mon aid he borrowed from the one, the more delightfully he resembled the other. To copy nature isi...
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The Poetical Works of Thomas Parnell

Thomas Parnell - 1833 - 185 pages
...what the generality of mankind have allowed to excel. A studious and correct observer of antiquity, he set himself to consider nature with the lights it lent him, and he found the more aid he borrowed from the one, the more delightfully he resembled the other. To copy nature...
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