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" The general character of this translation will be given, when it is said to preserve the wit, but to want the dignity, of the original. "
The Monthly Anthology, and Boston Review - Page 321
edited by - 1811
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Satires

Juvenal - 1802
...Johnson's description of It is somewhat more favourable, " the general character of this translation will be given when it is said to preserve the wit, but to want the dignity, of the original." Is this correct? Dryden frequently degrades the author into a jester ; but Juvenal has few moments...
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The Satires of Decimus Junius Juvenalis, Volume 1

Juvenal - 1803
...Johnson's description of it is somewhat more favourable, " the general character of this translation will be given when it is said to preserve the wit, but to want the dignity, of the original." Is this correct? Dry den frequently degrades the author into a jester ; but Juvenal has few moments...
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The works of the poets of Great Britain and Ireland. With prefaces ..., Volume 1

Great Britain - 1804
...that no man was unwilling to serve the Muses under him. The genei al character of this translation will be given, when it is said to preserve the wit, but to want the dignity of the original. The peculiarity of Juvenal is a mixture of gaiety and statcliness, of pointed sentences and declamatory...
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The Critical Review, Or, Annals of Literature

1805
...proceeds to mention that by Dryden and his coadjutors. ' The general character of this translation will be given when it is said to preserve the wit, but to want die dignity, of the original. The peculiarity of Juvenal is a mixture of gaiety and stateliness, of...
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The satires of Decimus Junius Juvenalis, tr. into Engl. verse, by W. Gifford ...

Juvenal - 1806
...it is somewhat more favourable: " The general character of this translation will be given when itt is. said to preserve the wit, but to want the dignity, of the original." Is this * He evidently alludes to the versions of the second and eighth Satires by Tate and Stepney,...
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The Literary Miscellany: Including Dissertations and Essays on ..., Volume 2

1806
...serve the muses under him." The " general character of this translation," he adds, "will be giv" en, when it is said to preserve the wit but to want the dig" nity of the original." It is certainly difficult to decide the general character of this work,...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, Volume 9

Samuel Johnson - 1810
...such that no man was unwilling to serve the Muses under him. The general character of this translation will be given, when it is said to preserve the wit, but to want the dignity, of the original. The peculiarity of Juvenal is a mixture of gaiety and stateliness, of pointed sentences and declamatory...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, L. L. D.: In Twelve Volumes, Volume 9

Samuel Johnson - 1811
...such that no man was unwilling to serve the muses under him. The general character of this translation will be given, when it is said to preserve the wit, but to want the dignity, of the original. The peculiarity of Juvenal is a mixture of gaiety and statcliness, of pointed Sentences, aud declamatory...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, Volume 9

Samuel Johnson - 1816
...such that no man was unwilling to serve the Muses under him. The general character of this translation will be given, when it is said to preserve the wit, but to want the dignity, of the original. The peculiarity of Juvenal is a mixture of gaiety and stateliness, of pointed sentences and declamatory...
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The Satires of Decimus Junius Juvenalis, and of Aulus Persius Flaccus, Volume 1

Juvenal - 1817
...Johnson's description of it is somewhat more favourable : " The general character of this translation will be given when it is said to preserve the wit, but to want the dignity, of the original." Is this correct"? Dryden frequently degrades the author into a jester ; but Juvenal has few moments...
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