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" The mind of the writer seems to work with unnatural violence. Double, double, toil and trouble. He has a kind of strutting dignity, and is tall by walking on tiptoe. His art and his struggle are too visible, and there is too little appearance of ease... "
Johnson's Lives of the the English Poets: Abridged: with Notes and Illustrations - Page 238
by Samuel Johnson - 1797 - 239 pages
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The lives of the most eminent English poets; with critical ..., Volume 4

Samuel Johnson - 1781
...language is • laboured into harfhnefs. The mind of the . writer feems to work with unnatural vio: lence. ^Double, double^ toil and trouble. He has a kind of...ftruggle - are too vifible, and there is too little appear„ "since of eafe or nature. To fay that lie has no beauties, would be unjuft : a man like him,...
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The Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets;: Pope. Pitt. Thomson. Watts. A ...

Samuel Johnson - 1781 - 503 pages
...language is .laboured into harfhnefs. The mind of the .writer feems to work with unnatural vio. lence. Double, double, toil . and trouble. He has a kind...ftruggle - are too vifible, and there is too little appear: ance.of eafe or nature. To fay that he "has no beauties, would be iinjuft : a man like him,...
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Prefaces, Biographical and Critical, to the Works of the English Poets ...

Samuel Johnson - 1781
...harfhnefe. The mind of the writer feems to work with unnatural violence. Double, double, tcil and trolls. He has a kind of ftrutting dignity, and is tall by walking on tiptoe. His art and his flruggle are too vifible, and there is too little appearance of eafe or nature, To fay that he has...
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prefaces biographical and critical to the works of the english poets

SAMUEL johnson - 1781
...ilrutting .dignity, and is tall by walking on tiptoe. His art and Ws ftruggle are too v'tfible, and riiere is too little Appearance of eafe or nature. To fay that he has no beauties would be unjuft : a man like him, of great learning and great .indisftry, cou.ld not but produce fomething valuable*...
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The Critical Review, Or, Annals of Literature, Volume 52

1781
...feems to work with unnatural violence. Double, double, toil and trouble. He has a kind of flrutting dignity, and is tall by walking on tiptoe. His art and his ftrug^le are too viliblc, and there is too little appearance of eafe or nature. Whether the whole of...
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Deformities of Dr Samuel Johnson: Selected from His Works

James Thomson Callender - 1782 - 63 pages
...violence. Double, double, toil and trouble.* He (the author of an -Elegy in a country church-yard^ ' has a kind of ' ftrutting dignity, and is tall by...ftruggle are too vifible, and there is too little ap' pearance of eafe, or nature. In all Gray's odes, there is ' a kind of cumbrous.) fplendour which...
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The Monthly Review, Or, Literary Journal, Volume 66

1782
...trouble. He has a kind of (Inuring dignity, and it tali by walking on tiptoe. His art and his druggie are too vifible, and there is too little appearance of eafe or nature. ' To fay tii. i! he has no beauties would be unjuit : a man like him, «f great learning and great indullry,...
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The Monthly Review; or, Litereary Journal: From January to June, inclusive.

Several Hands - 1782
...feem«1 to work with unnatural violence. DcuHe, dcubl'e, tail and trouble. He has a kind of limiting dignity, and is tall by walking on tiptoe. His art and his flruggle are too vifible, arid there is too little appearance of cafe or nature. '* To fay that he...
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The Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets;: With Critical ..., Volume 4

Samuel Johnson - 1783
...feems to work with unnatural violence. Double, double, toil and trouble. He has a kind of limiting dignity, and is tall by walking on tiptoe. His art...vifible, and there is too little appearance of eafe and nature. To lay that he has no beauties, would be unjufl : a man like him, of great learning and...
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The lives of the most eminent English poets (concluded). Miscellaneous lives

Samuel Johnson, John Hawkins - 1787
...laboured into harfhnefs. The mind of the writer feems to work with unnatural violence. Double, druble, toil and trouble. He has a kind of ftrutting dignity,...too vifible, and there is too little appearance of eafc and nature. To fay that he has no beauties, would be unjuft : a man like him, of great learning...
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