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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 Literary Works of Sir Joshua Reynolds, Kt. Late President of the Royal ...

Sir Joshua Reynolds - Art, English - 1819
...An intimate knowledge of the passions and good sense, but not common sense, must at last'determine its limits. It has been thought, and I believe with...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 Samuel Johnson, LL.D.

Samuel Johnson - 1820
...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, and I believe with reason, that Michael Angela sometimes transgressed those limits ; and I thing I have seen figures of him of which it was...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, Ll. D.: Containing Idler

Samuel Johnson, Arthur Murphy - English literature - 1820
...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, and I believe with reason, that Michael Angela sometimes transgressed those limits ; and I thing I have seen figures of him of which it was...
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The British Essayists: With Prefaces Biographical, Historical ..., Volumes 33-34

Lionel Thomas Berguer - English essays - 1823
...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,...difficult to determine whether they were in the highest decree sublime or extremely ridiculous. Such faults may be said to be the ebullitions of genius ; but...
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The British essayists, with prefaces by A. Chalmers, Volumes 27-28

British essayists - 1823
...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,...those limits ; and I think I have seen figures of his of which it was very difficult to determine whether they were in the highest degree sublime or...
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The Idler ; History of Rasselas, Prince of Abyssinia

Samuel Johnson, Arthur Murphy - Authors, English - 1823
...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,...Michael Angelo sometimes transgressed those limits; and 1 think I have seen figures of him of which it was very difficult to determine whether they were in...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson: LL.D. A New Edition in Twelve Volumes ..., Volume 5

Samuel Johnson - 1823
...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,...Michael Angelo sometimes transgressed those limits ; and 1 think I have seen figures of him of which it was very difficult to determine whether they were in...
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The Complete Works of Sir Joshua Reynolds: First President of the ..., Volume 2

Sir Joshua Reynolds - Art - 1824
...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 Samuel Johnson, Volume 4

Samuel Johnson - 1824
...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, and I believe with reason, that Michael Angelo transgressed those limits ; and I think I have seen figures of him, of which it was very difficult...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: The Adventurer and Idler

Samuel Johnson - 1825
...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,...believe with reason, that Michael Angelo sometimes trangressed those limits ; and I think I have seen figures of him of which it was very difficult to...
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