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" He thinks in a peculiar train, and he thinks always as a man of genius; he looks round on Nature and on Life with the eye which Nature bestows only on a poet... "
Boswell's Life of Johnson: Including Boswell's Journal of a Tour of the ... - Page 524
by James Boswell - 1799
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The lives of the most eminent English poets; with critical ..., Volume 4

Samuel Johnson - 1781
...numbers, his paufes, his diction, are of his own growth, without tranfcription> without imitation. He thinks in a peculiar train, and he thinks always as...round on Nature and on Life, with the eye which Nature beftows only on a poet ; the eye that diftinguifhes, in every thing prefented to its view, whatever...
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The Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets;: Pope. Pitt. Thomson. Watts. A ...

Samuel Johnson - 1781 - 503 pages
...numbers, his paufes, his diction, are of his own growth, -without tranfcription, without imitation. He thinks in a peculiar train, and he thinks always as...round on Nature and on Life, with the eye which Nature beftows only on a poet ; the eye that diftinguifhes, in every thing prefented to its view, whatever...
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The Critical Review, Or, Annals of Literature, Volume 52

1781
...numbers, his paufes, his diction, are of his own growth, ivithout tranfcrip. tion, without imitation. He thinks in a peculiar train, and he thinks always as...on Nature, and on Life, with the eye which Nature beftows only on a poet ; . the eye that diftinguifhes, in every thing prefented to its view, whatever...
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The Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets;: Pope. Pitt. Thomson. Watts. A ...

Samuel Johnson - 1781 - 503 pages
...the eye which Nature beftows only on a poet ; the eye that diftinguifhes, in every thing prefented to its view, whatever there is on which imagination...detained, and -with a mind that at once comprehends the vaft, and attends to the minute. The reader of the Seafons wonders that he never faw before what Thomfon...
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Prefaces, Biographical and Critical, to the Works of the English Poets, Volume 9

Samuel Johnson - 1781
...the eye which Nature beftows ooly on a poet; the eye that diftinguifhes, in every thing prefented ta its view, whatever there is on which imagination can delight to be detained, and wkh a mind that at once comprehends the vaft, and attends to the minute. The reader of the Seafens...
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The Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets;: With Critical ..., Volume 4

Samuel Johnson - 1783
...without tranfcription, without imitation. He thinks in a peculiar train, and he thinks always asiariian of genius ; he looks round on Nature and on Life, with the eye which Nature beftows ohlyorfti poet-; the eye that diftingufifhes, in every 'thing prefented to its view,- whatever...
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A New and General Biographical Dictionary: Containing an Historical and ...

1784
...numbers, his pavfes, bis didYion, are of his own growth, without tranfcription, without imitation. He thinks in a peculiar train, and he thinks always as a man of genius ; he looks round ou Nature and on Life with, the eye ' which Nature beftows only on a poet; the eye tha.t d.iflinguilhes,...
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The lives of the most eminent English poets (concluded). Miscellaneous lives

Samuel Johnson, John Hawkins - 1787
...numbers, his paufes, his diction, are of his own growth, without tranfcription, without imitation* He thinks in a peculiar train, and he thinks always as...round on Nature and on Life, with the eye which Nature beftows. only on a poet; the eye that diftinguifhes, in every thing prefented to its view, whatever...
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The lives of the most eminent English poets (concluded). Miscellaneous lives

Samuel Johnson, John Hawkins - 1787
...numbers, his paufes, his diction, are of his own growth, without tranfcription, without imitation. He thinks in a peculiar train, and he thinks always as...round on Nature and on Life, with the eye which Nature beftows only on a poet; the eye that diftinguifhes, in every thing prefented to its view, whatever...
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The Lounger: A Periodical Paper, Volume 2

1787
...one praife of the higheft kind ; his mode of thinking and of exprefling his thoughts is original. He thinks in a peculiar train, and he thinks always as...round on nature and on life with the eye which nature beftows only on a poet ; the eye that diftinguifhes, in every thing prefcnted to its view, whatever...
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