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" He seems to have been well acquainted with his own genius, and to know what it was that Nature had bestowed upon him more bountifully than upon others ; the power of displaying the vast, illuminating the splendid, enforcing the awful, darkening the gloomy,... "
Poetical Works: Biography of Milton - Page 220
by John Milton - 1835
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The Works of Samuel Johnson: LL.D. A New Edition in Twelve Volumes ..., Volume 6

Samuel Johnson - 1823
...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...than upon others; the power of displaying the vast, illuminatiag the splendid, enforcing the awful, darkening the gloomy, and aggravating the dreadful;...
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Reminiscences of Charles Butler ...: With a Letter to a Lady on Ancient and ...

Charles Butler - 1824 - 351 pages
...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...darkening the gloomy, and aggravating the dreadful." Such was Milton ; such certainly was Handel. Something of a revolution, in the musical taste of this...
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Lectures on Rhetoric and Belles Lettres

Hugh Blair - English language - 1824 - 679 pages
...too tragic (or epic p«etry. The nature of the subject did not admit any great display of charac* " He seems to have been well acquainted with his own genius, and to know what it was that nature Intil bestowed upon him more bountifully than upon others : the power of delaying the vast, illuminating...
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Reminiscences of Charles Butler ...

Charles Butler - 1824
...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 dis" playing the vast, illuminating...
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Reminiscences of Charles Butler, Esq. of Lincoln's Inn: With a Letter to a ...

Charles Butler - Authors, English - 1824 - 351 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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Reminiscences of Charles Butler ...

Charles Butler - Law - 1824
...it was that nature bestowed on him, " more bountifully than upon others ; the power of dis" playing the vast, illuminating the splendid, enforcing " the...darkening the gloomy, and aggravating the " dreadful." Such was Milton; such certainly was Handel. 388 Something of a revolution, in the musical taste of...
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Examples of English Prose: From the Reign of Elizabeth to the Present Time ...

George Walker - English prose literature - 1825 - 615 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...subject on which too much could not be said, on which lie might tire his fancy without the censure of extravagance. The appearances of nature, and the occurrences...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson ...: Lives of the poets

Samuel Johnson - 1825
...gigantick loftinessi. 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 had bestowed npon him more bountifully than upon others ; the power of displaying the vast, illuminating the splendid,...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: With Murphy's Essay, Volume 3

Samuel Johnson - 1825
...AIgaroUiterm»itgigaul«ct«uWimila MiKartiana. Dr. J. genius, and to know what it was thai,Nature had bestowed • upon him more bountifully than upon...of displaying the vast, illuminating the splendid, enforc- « ing the awful, darkening the gloomy, and aggravating • the dreadful j-lxe therefore chose...
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The Congregational magazine [formerly The London Christian ..., Volume 3

...loftiness. He could please, when pleasure was required ; but it was his peculiar power to astonish. He seems to have been well acquainted with his own genius, and to have known what it was that nature had bestowed upon him more bountifully than upon others, — the...
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