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Poetical Works: Biography of Milton - Page 220
by John Milton - 1835
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The Lives of the English Poets, Volume 1

Samuel Johnson - Poets, English - 1826 - 420 pages
...gigantic loftiness.* He can please when pleasure ia 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 bestowtid opon him more bountifully than upon others; the power of displaying the vast, illuminating...
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Lectures on Rhetoric and Belles Lettres

Hugh Blair - English language - 1829 - 557 pages
...distinctions. The attempt to describe God Almighty himself, and to recount dialogues between the Father * " He seems to have been well acquainted with his own...therefore chose a subject, on which too much could not be laid ; on which he might tire his fancy, without the censure of ex • travagance ' Dr. JOHNSON'S Life...
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Lectures on Rhetoric and Belles Lettres

Hugh Blair - English language - 1829 - 557 pages
...The attempt to describe God Almighty himself, and to recount dialogues between the Father "He srvnu to have been well acquainted with his own genius,...him more bountifully than upon others : the power of d,splaymg the vast, illuminating the splendid, enforcing the awful, darkening the gloomy, and aggravating...
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The Ladies' Museum, Volumes 1-2

English fiction - 1830
...seems to have been well acquainted with his own genins, 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 is Handel—such is his Messiah. Something of a revolution in the musical taste of this country...
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Paradise Lost: A Poem

John Milton - 1833 - 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...therefore chose a subject on which too much could not bii said; on which he might tire his fancy without the censure of extravagance. « The appearance of...
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Lectures on Rhetoric and Belles Lettres ...: To which are Added, Copious ...

Hugh Blair - Rhetoric - 1833 - 549 pages
...distinctions. The attempt to describe God Almighty himself, and to recount dialogues between the Father * " He seems to have been well acquainted with his own genius, and to know what it was that nature had bestowei upon him more bountifully than upon others : the power of displaying the vast, illuminating...
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Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets,: With Critical Observations on ...

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1835
...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...splendid, enforcing the awful, darkening the gloomy, and aggra\ating the" dreadful ; he therefore chose a subject on which too much could not be said, on which...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: Lives of the poets

Samuel Johnson - 1837
...gigantic loftiness.* He can please when pleasure is required ; but it is lii» peculiar power to astonish. r own. I one* heard a lady of great beauty and elegance object to the fourth line, that ho might tire his fancy without the censure of extravagance. The appearances of nature, and the occurrences...
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The Odd Fellows' Magazine, Volume 4

Fraternal organizations - 1837
...the great. He can occasionally invest himself with grace, but his natural post is gigantic loftiness. 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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Works, Volume 2

Samuel Johnson - English literature - 1838
...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...bestowed upon him more bountifully than upon others j the power of displaying the vast, illuminating the splendid, enforcing the awful, darkening the gloomy,...
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