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" ... felt; and produced sentiments not such as Nature enforces, but meditation supplies. With the simple and elemental passions as they spring separate in the mind, he seems not much acquainted. He is, therefore, with all his variety of excellence, not... "
The life of Samuel Johnson. [With] The principal corrections and additions ... - Seite 45
von James Boswell - 1807
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The Life of Samuel Johnson: March 19, 1776-Dec. 13, 1784

James Boswell - 1907 - 1172 Seiten
...seems not much acquainted. He is, therefore, with all his variety of excellence, not often pathetic ; J and had so little sensibility of the power of effusions purely natural, that he did not esteem them in others."—It may indeed be observed, that in all the numerous * One of the most natural instances...
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Readings in English Prose of the Eighteenth Century

Raymond Macdonald Alden - 1911 - 724 Seiten
...ambition, or exasperated revenge. He is, therefore, with all his variety of excellence, not often pathetic, and had so little sensibility of the power of effusions...purely natural, that he did not esteem them in others. Simplicity gave him no pleasure; and for the first part of his life he looked on Otway with contempt,...
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Readings in English Prose of the Eighteenth Century

Raymond Macdonald Alden - 1911 - 724 Seiten
...ambition, or exasperated revenge. He is, therefore, with all his variety of excellence, not often pathetic, and had so little sensibility of the power of effusions purely natural, that he did not esteem them mothers. Simplicity gave him no pleasure; and for the first part of his life he looked on Otway with...
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Life of Dryden

Samuel Johnson - 1913 - 300 Seiten
...or exasperated 20 revenge. He is therefore, with all his variety of excellence, not often pathetic; and had so little sensibility of the power of effusions...purely natural, that he did not esteem them in others. Simplicity gave him no pleasure ; and for the first part of his life he looked on Otway with contempt,...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson

Robert Anderson - 1973 - 639 Seiten
...seems not much acquainted ; he is, therefore, with all his variety of excellence, not often pathetic, and had so little sensibility of the power of effusions...purely natural, that he did not esteem them in others." On the excellencies of Addison, his predecessor essayist, he lavishes the honours of literary applause,...
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Life of Johnson

James Boswell - 1998 - 1492 Seiten
...seems not much acquainted. He is, therefore, with all his variety of excellence, not often pathetick; and had so little sensibility of the power of effusions...that ever drew a tear. Various Readings in the Life O/'DRY0EN. The reason of this general perusal, Addison has attempted to [find in] derive from the delight...
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Samuel Johnson

Lawrence Lipking - 2000 - 384 Seiten
...than quick sensibility ... He is therefore, with all his variety of excellence, not often pathetick; and had so little sensibility of the power of effusions...purely natural that he did not esteem them in others" (Lives 1: 457-458). Here like calls to like. Both authors might have argued their way to success in...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson

James Boswell - 2008 - 1024 Seiten
...seems not much acquainted. He is, therefore, with all his variety of excellence, not often pathetic; and had so little sensibility of the power of effusions...indeed be observed, that in all the numerous writings ofJohnson, whether in prose or verse, and even in his tragedy, of which the subject is the distress...
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Fraser's Magazine, Band 12

1835
...that, with all his variety of excellence, be is not often pathetic ; and had so little sensihility of the power of effusions purely natural, that he did not esteem them in others: simplicity gave him no pleasure, and for the first part of hU life he looked on Otway with contempt....
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