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" To teach the minuter decencies and inferior duties, to regulate the practice of daily conversation, to correct those depravities which are rather ridiculous than criminal, and remove those grievances which, if they produce no lasting calamities, impress... "
The British Essayists - Page xvi
1823
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Dryden. Smith. Duke. King. Sprat. Halifax. Parnell. Garth. Rowe. Addison ...

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1781
...imprefs hourly vexation, was firft attempted in Italy by Cafa in his book of Manners, and Cafliglione in his Courtier ; two books yet celebrated in Italy...for purity and elegance, and which, if they are now lefs read, are neglected only becaufe they have effected that reformation which their authors intended,...
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Prefaces, Biographical and Critical, to the Works of the English Poets, Volume 5

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1781
...imprefs hourly vexation, was firft attempted, in Italy by Cafa in- hisBook of Manners, and Cajtigliene in his Courtier, two- books yet celebrated in Italy...purity- and. elegance, and which',, if they are now lefs read, are negkded' only becaufe they have effected that reformation which their authors intended,...
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The Works of the English Poets: With Prefaces, Biographical and ..., Volume 63

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1781
...imprefs hourly vexation, was firft attempted in Italy by Co-fa in his book of Manners, and CaJHgliene in his Courtier, two books yet celebrated in Italy...for purity and elegance, and which, if they are now lefs read, are neglected only becaufe they have effected that reformation which their authors intended,...
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Prefaces, Biographical and Critical, to the Works of the English Poets ...

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1781
...imprefs hourly vexation, was firft attempted- in Italy by- Co/a- in. his book. of Manners, and CaJHgtione in his Courtier, two books yet celebrated in Italy for p'urity and elegance,- and w.hichj if they are now lefs read, are neglected only- becaufe they have effected that reformation...
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Boswell's Life of Johnson: Tour to the Hebrides (1773) and Journey into ...

James Boswell - Hebrides (Scotland) - 1786
...shews, she made a small yearly allowance. 1 ' To teach the minuter decencies and inferiour duties, to regulate the practice of daily conversation, to...attempted by Casa in his book of Manners, and Castiglione grew Goldsmith's love of talk. grew up at the little court of Urbino, and you should read it." I am...
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The Lucubrations of Isaac Bickerstaff, Esq, Volume 1

Sir Richard Steele, Joseph Addison - English essays - 1786
...vexation, was firft attempted in Italy . ,'*l>y CASA in his * Book of Manners/ and CAS. " TIGLIONE in his 'Courtier,' two books yet *' celebrated in Italy for purity and elegance. ?', This fpecies of inftru€tion was continued, '" and perhaps advanced, by the French ; among " whom...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson.LL.D..: The lives of the English poets

Samuel Johnson - 1792
...calamities, imprefs hourly vexation, was firft attempted by Cafa in his book of Manners, and Caftiglione in his Courtier; two books yet celebrated in Italy...for purity and elegance, and which, if they are now lefs read, are neglected only becaufe they have effected that reformation which their authors intended,...
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The New annual register, or General repository of history, politics, and ...

1793
...impreib hourly vexation, was firft attempted in Itlay by Cafa in his book of Manners, and Caftiglione in his Courtier, two books yet celebrated in Italy...for purity and elegance, and which, if they are now lefs read, are negleded only becaufe they have effected that reformation which their authors intended,...
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Lives of English poets

Samuel Johnson - 1801
...calamities, imprefs hourly vexation, was firft attempted by Cafa in his book of Manners, and Caftiglione in his Courtier ; two books yet celebrated in Italy...for purity and elegance, and which, if they are now lefs read, are neglected only becaufe they have effected that reformation which their authors intended,...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.

Samuel Johnson - Biography - 1801
...calamities, imprefs hourly vexation, was firft attempted by Cafa in his book of Manners, and Caftiglione in his Courtier ; two books yet celebrated in Italy...for purity and elegance, and which, if they are now lefs read, are neglected only becaufe they have effected that reformation which their authors intended,...
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