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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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Sir Joshua Reynolds - Art - 1887 - 283 pages
...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 Michel Angelo sometimes transgressed those limits ; and I think I have seen figures by him, of which...
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Sir Joshua Reynolds - Art - 1887 - 283 pages
...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 Michel Angelo sometimes transgressed those limits ; and I think I have seen figures by him, of which...
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The Works of John Ruskin: Modern painters, v.1-5

John Ruskin - 1889
...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,...to be the ebullitions of genius ; but at least he hod this merit, that he never was insipid, and whatever passion his works may excite, they will always...
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Of many things

John Ruskin - Aesthetics - 1894
...been thought, and I believe wilh reuson, that Michael Angelo sometimes transgressed thos^ limiis , and, I think, I have seen figures of him of which...ridiculous. Such faults may be said to be the ebullitions of genins ; but at least he had this merit, that he never was insipid, and whatever passion his work*...
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Selections from the Works of John Ruskin

John Ruskin - English essays - 1908 - 328 pages
...passions, and good sense, but not common sense, 1 The closinj; lines of Wordsworth's Childless Father. must at last determine its limits. It has been thought,...sometimes transgressed those limits; and, I think, J have seen figures of him of which it was very difficult to determine whether they were in the highest...
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English Essays: Materials & Models for Composition from the Great Essayists

John Henry Fowler - 1908 - 106 pages
...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 think I have seen figures of him, of which it was...
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