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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,... "
Johnson's Lives of the the English Poets: Abridged: with Notes and Illustrations - Page 31
by Samuel Johnson - 1797 - 239 pages
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The Annual Register of World Events: A Review of the Year, Volume 22

1796
...pleafe when pleafure is required ; but it is His peculiar power to aftonilh. He feems to have been well acquainted with his own genius, and to know what it was that nature had bellowed upon him more bountifully than upon others; the power of difplaying the vaft, illuminating...
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Prefaces, Biographical and Critical, to the Works of the English Poets, Volume 2

Samuel Johnson - 1779
...pleafe when pleafure is required ; but it is his peculiar power to aftonifh, He feems to have been well acquainted with his own genius, and to know what...of difplaying the vaft, illuminating the fplendid, enij * Algarotti terras it gigantefca futtimita Miltott!a>ia. a&S: MIL TO N. forcing the awful, darkening...
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The Critical Review: Or, Annals of Literature, Volume 47

Tobias George Smollett - 1779
...pleafe , when pleafure is required ; but it is his peculiar power to aftoniih. ' He feems to have been well acquainted with his own genius, and to know what it was that nature had bellowed upon him more bountifully than upon others; the power of difplaying the vaft, illuminating...
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The Monthly Review, Volume 61

1780
...off into his work the fpirit of fcience, unmingled with its grofler parts. ' He fecms to have been well acquainted with his own genius, and to know what it was that Nature had bellowed upon him more bountifully than upon others ; the power of difplaying the vaft, illuminating...
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Annual Register, Volume 22

Edmund Burke - 1780
...can, pleafe when pleafure-is required; but it is his peculiar power to aftoniih. He feems to have been well acquainted with his own genius, and to know what it was that nature had bellowed upon him more bountifully than upon others ; the power of difplaying the vaft, illuminating...
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The Monthly Review, Volume 61

1780
...ofF into his work the fpirit of fcience, unmingled with its groiTer parts. ' He feems to have been well acquainted with his own genius, and to know what it was that Nature had bellowed upon him more bountifully than upon others ; the power of difplaying the vaft, illuminating...
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The Monthly Review, Or, Literary Journal, Volume 61

1780
...pleafe when pleafurc is required ; but it is his peculiar power to alloniih. ' He feems to have bern well acquainted with his own genius, and to know what it was thatNature had bellowed upon him more bountifully than upon others ; the power of difplaying the vaft,...
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The Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets;: Cowley. Denham. Milton. Butler ...

Samuel Johnson - 1781 - 503 pages
...peculiar power to aftonifh. * Algarotti terms it gigantefca fuMimlta Mlltoniana. He feems to have been well acquainted with his own genius, and to know what...difplaying the vaft, illuminating the fplendid, enforcing trje awful, darkening the gloomy, and aggravating the dreadful : he therefore chofe a fubject on which...
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The Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets;: Cowley. Denham. Milton. Butler ...

Samuel Johnson - 1781 - 503 pages
...peculiar power to aftonifh. * Algarotti terms it gigantefca fullimita Mlitcniana. He feems to have been well acquainted. with his own genius, and to know what it was that Nature had beflowed upon him more bountifully than upon others j the power of difplaying the vaft, illuminating...
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The Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets;: With Critical ..., Volume 1

Samuel Johnson - 1783
...peculiar power td aftoiiifh. Aljjarotu tcnns it giganttfia fuiUmita '" ,."." He feems to have been well acquainted with his own genius, and to know what...Nature had beftowed upon him more bountifully than vipon others ; the power of displaying the vaft, illuminating the fplendid, enforcing the awful, darkening...
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