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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 Works of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: Lives of the poets

Samuel Johnson - 1837
...numbers, bis pauses, his diction, are of his own growth, without transcription, without imitation. He overnment, sometimes with argument and sometimes with mirth. In argument he had many equals ; every thing presented to its view, whatever there is on which imagination can delight to be detained,...
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The Book of Gems: Pomfret to Bloomfield

Samuel Carter Hall - 1837
...on life with the eye which nature bestows only on a poet; the eye that distinguishes in every thing presented to its view whatever there is on which imagination...delight to be detained, and with a mind that at once comprebends the vast, and attends to the minute." Place it in any light, and the poem appears faultless...
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The Book of Human Character, Volume 2

Charles Bucke - 1837
...great; and for this he was justly valued by the first critic of his age. ' Thomson thinks,' said he, ' 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; the eye ' that...
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Literary and Theological Review, Volume 5

Leonard Woods, Charles D. Pigeon - 1838
...numbers, his pauses, his diction, are of his own growth, without transcription, without imitation. He thinks in a peculiar train, and he thinks always as...bestows only on a poet, the eye that distinguishes in every thing presented to its view, whatever there is on which imagination can delight to be detained...
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Literary and Theological Review, Volume 5

Leonard Woods, Charles D. Pigeon - 1838
...on life with the eye which nature bestows only on a poet, the eye that distinguishes in every thing presented to its view, whatever there is on which...imagination can delight to be detained ; and with a mind which at once comprehends the vast, and attends to the minute. The reader of the Seasons wonders that...
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Lectures on Rhetoric and Belles Lettres

Hugh Blair - 1839 - 679 pages
...life, with the eye which nature bestows only on a poet ; the eye that distinguishes in every thing presented to its view, whatever there is on which imagination can delight to be detained ; anil wiUi a mind, that at once comprehends the vast and attends to the minute. The reader of the...
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Lives of the English Poets: With Critical Observations on Their Works ; And ...

Samuel Johnson - 1840 - 502 pages
...numbers, his pauses, his diction, are of his own growth, without transcription, without imitation. He thinks in a peculiar train, and he thinks always as...bestows only on a poet ; the eye that distinguishes, in every thing presented to its view, whatever there is on which imagination can delight to be detained,...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.

Samuel Johnson - 1840
...numbers, Ins pauses, his diction, are of his own growth, without transcription, without imitation. He thinks in a peculiar train, and he thinks always as...genius : he looks round on Nature and on Life with the eve which Nature bestows only on a poet ; the eye that distinguishes, in every thing presented to its...
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The Discourses of Sir Joshua Reynolds

Sir Joshua Reynolds - 1824 - 279 pages
...decorate his matter with every grace of elegant expression." And in his life of Thomson observes, that " Thomson thinks in a peculiar train, and he thinks...bestows only on a poet, the eye that distinguishes, in every thing presented to its view, whatever there is on which imagination can delight to be detained,...
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The Seasons & Castle of Indolence ... The Farmer's Boy, Rural Tales, Banks ...

James Thomson - 1842 - 415 pages
...numhers, his pauses, his diction, are of his own growth, without transcription, without imitation. He thinks in a peculiar train, and he thinks always as a man of genins : he looks round on nature and on life with the eye which nature hestows ouly on a poet ; the...
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