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Poetical Works: Biography of Milton - Page 220
by John Milton - 1835
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Pantologia. A new (cabinet) cyclopædia, by J.M. Good, O. Gregory ..., Volume 8

John Mason Good - 1819
...em please when pleasure is required ; but it is lr> peculiar power to astonish. " He seems to liave been well acquainted with his own genius, and to know what it <ra> that nature had bestowed upon him more hoonfifnlly than upon rlh«r-, the power if displaying...
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The New evangelical magazine and theological review, Volume 1

1815
...but it is his peculiar power to astonish. He seems to have been well acquainted with his own genins, and to know what it was that nature had bestowed upon...dreadful ; he therefore chose a subject on which too mnch could not be said, on which he might tire his fancy without the cermure of extravagance."* Milton...
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Lectures on Rhetoric and Belles Lettres

Hugh Blair - English language - 1815 - 544 pages
...Almighty himself, and to recount dialogues between the Father * " He seems to have been well acquiinted with his own genius, and to know what it was that nature had bestowed upon him more bountifully thsn upon others : the power of displaying the vast, illuminating the splendid, -enforcing the awful,...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, Volume 9

Samuel Johnson - English literature - 1816
...gigantick loftiness*. He can please when pleasure is required} but it is his peculiar power to astonish. He seems to have been well acquainted with his own...darkening / the gloomy, and aggravating the dreadful; he there* Algarotti terms it gigantesca sullimitii Miltoniana. Dr. J. fore chose a subject on which too...
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The British Plutarch: Containing the Lives of the Most Eminent ..., Volume 3

Francis Wrangham - Great Britain - 1816
...loftiness. He can please, when pleasure is required ; but it is his peculiar power, to astonish. " He seems to have been well acquainted with his own...the vast, illuminating the splendid, enforcing the aweful, darkening the gloomy, and aggravating the dreadful : he therefore chose a subject, on which...
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Lectures on Rhetoric and Belles Lettres

Hugh Blair - English language - 1817 - 500 pages
...well acquainted wilh his own genius, and to know what it was tliKt nature bad bestowed upon him inure bountifully than upon others : the power of displaying....illuminating the splendid, enforcing the awful, darkening tnegioomj, »nd aggravating the' dreadful. He l'hcrrfbre chore • subject, on which too much could...
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The works of Samuel Johnson, Volume 6

Samuel Johnson - 1818
...sullu/uia MUtonituia, please when pleasure is required ; but it is his peculiar power to astonish. He seems to have been well acquainted with his own...a subject on which too much could not be said, on which.he might tire his fancy without the censure of extravagance. The appearances of nature, and the...
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The life of Fenelon, archbishop of Cambray. To which are added, The lives of ...

Charles Butler - 1819 - 316 pages
...gigantic loftiness. He can please, when pleasure is required ; but it is his peculiar power to astonish. He seems to have been well acquainted with his own genius, and to know, what it was that nature bestowed on him, more bountifully than upon others ; the power of displaying the vast, illuminating...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.

Samuel Johnson, Arthur Murphy - English literature - 1820
...gigantic loftiness. He can please when pleasure is required ; but it is his peculiar power to astonish. He seems to have been well acquainted with his own...than upon others ; the power of displaying the vast, illuminar ting the splendid, enforcing the awful, darkening the gloomy, and aggravating the dreadful...
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The lives of the English poets

Samuel Johnson, Arthur Murphy - Authors, English - 1823
...gigautick loftiness*. He can please when pleasure is required ; but it is his peculiar power to astonish. He seems to have been well acquainted with his own...darkening the gloomy, and aggravating the dreadful; he there* Algarotti terms it giguntcsca iublunitii MilIuniana. Dr. J. fore chose a subject on which too...
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