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Poetical Works: Biography of Milton - Page 220
by John Milton - 1835
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The Home friend, a weekly miscellany of amusement and instruction, Volume 1

Society for promoting Christian knowledge - 1852
...expectation." Johnson observes of Milton, that he seems to have been well acquainted with his own genins, and to know what it was that nature had bestowed upon...darkening the gloomy, and aggravating the dreadful. And Cowper, when speaking of the style of this great poet, remarks with great truth, " that he is never...
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Paradiso perduto di Milton

John Milton - English poetry - 1852
...gigantic loftiness. He can please when pleasure is required; bat 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 has bestowed upon him more bountifully than upon others . the power of displaying the vast, iltuminating...
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Lectures on Rhetoric and Belles Lettres

Hugh Blair - English language - 1854 - 637 pages
...have been well acquainted with bin own genius, and to know what i was that nature had bestowed noon him more bountifully than upon others : the power...therefore chose a subject, on which too much could iot be said ; on which he might tire his fancy, without the censure of ex travagance ' Dr. JOHHSOK'S...
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Johnson's Lives of the British poets completed by W. Hazlitt, Volume 2

Samuel Johnson - 1854
...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...upon him more bountifully than upon others,— the powers of displaying the vast, illuminating the splendid, enforcing the awful, darkening the gloomy,...
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Lives of the most eminent English poets, with critical ..., Volume 1

Samuel Johnson - 1854
...the v*t, illimuimtinji the splendid, enforcing the awful, darkening llio gloomy, nnd niigrnvating the dreadful ; he therefore chose A subject on which too much could not be said, on which he \itfl\t tiro his fancy without the censure of extravagance. Tho aiipearanet^ of nature, and the occurrences...
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The poetical works of John Milton

John Milton - 1855 - 748 pages
...system of the intellectual world, — the chaos, and the creation — heaven, earth, and hell, — enter into the constitution of his poem." Johnson follows...with his own genius ; and to know what it was that catare had bestowed upon him more bountifully than upon others, — tie power of displaying the vast,...
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Lectures on Rhetoric and Belles Lettres

Hugh Blair - English language - 1856 - 637 pages
...: the pov er of displaying the vast, illuminating the splendid, enforcing the awful, darkening tt< gloomy, and aggravating the dreadful. He therefore chose a subject, on which IK much conic", ,,ot be said ; en which he might tire his funcy, without the rensurr travagauce." Dr....
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The Lives of the English Poets: cowley. Denham. Milton. Butler. Rochester ...

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1858
...gig.intic loftiness.* He can please when pleasure isjequire J; but it is his peculiar power to astonish. He seems to have been well acquainted with his own...upon him more bountifully than upon others; the power qf displaying the vast, illuminating the splendid, enforcing the awful, darkening the gloomy, and aggravating...
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Principles of English Grammar: A New Ed., Rev., Re-arranged and Improved

Peter Bullions - English language - 1859 - 225 pages
...lappeth, him shalt thou set by himself. The duke had not behaved with that loyalty as was expected. Milton seems to have been well acquainted with his own genius,...bestowed upon him more bountifully than upon others. 24. And on the morrow, because he would have known the certainty wherefore he was accusedf of the Jews,...
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Studies in English poetry [an anthology] with biogr. sketches and notes by J ...

Joseph Payne - 1859
...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...what it was that nature had bestowed upon him more (1) Camivwll. "Specimens," Ac., Introduction, p. Ixxx. bountifully than upon others — the power of...
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