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" ... gradually rising, perhaps from small beginnings, till its foundation rests in the centre, and its turrets sparkle in the skies ; to trace back the structure through all its varieties, to the simplicity of its first plan, to find what was first projected,... "
The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: An essay on the life and genius of ... - Page vi
by Samuel Johnson - 1837
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The Works of Samuel Johnson: LL.D. In Fourteen Volumes, Volume 14

Samuel Johnson - English literature - 1788 - 558 pages
...Ac fcheme was taken, how it was improved, by what affiftance if was executed, ancf from what ftores the materials were collected, whether its founder...quarries of nature, or demolished other buildings to embeflifh his own. This inquiry has been, indeed, not wholly negkfted, "Wi perhaps, profecuted with...
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Life of Johnson: Including Boswell's Journal of a Tour to the ..., Volume 1

James Boswell - 1799
...the structure through all its varieties, to the simplicity of its first plan ; to find what was first projected, whence the scheme was taken, how it was...demolished other buildings to embellish his own.' Is this the language of one who wished to blast the laurels of Milton'? Though Johnson's circumstances...
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Boswell's Life of Johnson: Life

James Boswell - Hebrides (Scotland) - 1799
...the structure through all its varieties, to the simplicity of its first plan ; to find what was first projected, whence the scheme was taken, how it was...demolished other buildings to embellish his own.' Is this the language of one who wished to blast the laurels of Milton'? Though Johnson's circumstances...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Comprehending an Account of His Studies ...

James Boswell - 1799
...the structure through all its varieties, to the simplicity of its first plan ; to find what was first projected, whence the scheme was taken, how it was...demolished other buildings to embellish his own." — Is this the language of one who wished to blast the laurels of Milton ? Though Johnson's circumstances...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.

Samuel Johnson - Biography - 1801
...the fcheme was taken, how it was improved, by what affiftance it was executed, and from what ftores the materials were collected, whether its founder...quarries of nature, or demolished other buildings to embellifh his own.. This inquiry has been, indeed, not wholly neglected, nor, perhaps, profecuted with...
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The Critical Review: Or, Annals of Literature

English literature - 1802
...the structure through all its varieties to the simplicity of its first plan ; to find what was first projected, whence the scheme was taken, how it was...demolished other buildings to embellish his own." I may venture to add, that in such inquiries patience \vill be invigorated rather than dispirited;...
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The Critical Review: Or, Annals of Literature, Volume 34

Tobias George Smollett - English literature - 1802
...the structure through all its varieties to the simplicity of its first plan ; to find what was first projected, whence the scheme was taken, how it was...assistance it was executed, and from what stores the materialswere collected ; whether its founder dug them from the quarries of Nature, or, demolished...
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The New annual register, or General repository of history, politics, and ...

1802
...what assistance it was exc' cuted, and from what stores the ' materials were collected ; whe' ther its founder dug them from the ' quarries of Nature,...demolished ' other buildings to embellish his ' own.' I may venture to add that, in such inquiries, patience will be Invigorated rather than dispirited;...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson

Samuel Johnson - English literature - 1806
...structure, through all its varieties, to the simplicity of its first plan ; to find what was first projected, whence the scheme was taken, how it was...or demolished other buildings to embellish his own. This inquiry has been, indeed, not wholly neglected, nor, perhaps, prosecuted with the care and diligence...
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The works of Samuel Johnson, Volume 1

Samuel Johnson - 1806
..."to trace back the structure, through all its. " varieties, to the simplicity of the first plan ; " to find what was projected, whence the " scheme was...collected ; " whether its founder dug them from the quar" ries of nature^ or demolished other buildings " to embellish his own." These were the motives...
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