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" What they wanted however of the sublime, they endeavoured to supply by hyperbole; their amplification had no limits; they left not only reason but fancy behind them; and produced combinations of confused magnificence, that not only could not be credited,... "
The New Annual Register, Or General Repository of History, Politics, and ... - Page xi
1801
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The Annual Register of World Events: A Review of the Year, Volume 22

History - 1796
...left not only reafon but fancy behind, them ; and produced combinations of confuted magnificence, that not only could not be credited, but could not be imagined....labour, directed by great abilities, is never wholly loA : if they frequently threw away their wit upon falfe con. ceils, they likewife fometimfi ilruck...
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Annual Register, Volume 22

Edmund Burke - History - 1780
...left not only reafon but fancy behind them ; and produced combinations of confufed magnificence, that not only could not be credited, but could not be imagined....frequently threw away their wit upon falfe conceits, they likewife fometimes ftruck out unexpected truth : if their conceits were far- fetched, they were often...
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The Monthly Review, Or, Literary Journal, Volume 61

Books - 1780
...behind them; and produced combinations ofconfufed magnificence, that not only could not be credited, bat could not be imagined. ' Yet great labour, directed...frequently threw away their wit upon falfe conceits, they likewise fometimes (Iruck out unexpected truth : if their conceit* were far-fetched, they were often...
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The Monthly Review, Volume 61

1780
...than he, who difiefts a fun beam with a prifm, can exhibit the wide effulgence of a Aun* ' mer noon. ' Yet great labour, directed by great abilities, is...frequently threw away their wit upon falfe conceits, they likewife foroetimes ftruck out unexpected truth : if their conceits were far-fetched, they were often...
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The Monthly Review, Volume 61

1780
...only reafon but fancy behind them; and produced combinations ofconfufed magnificence, that not tfnly could not be credited, but could not be imagined....Yet great labour, directed by great abilities, is never'wholly loft : if they frequently threw away their wit upon falfe conceits, they likewife fometimes...
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The Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets;: Cowley. Denham. Milton. Butler ...

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1781 - 503 pages
...left not only reafon but fancy behind them ; and produced combinations of confuted magnificence, that not only could not be credited, but could not be imagined....frequently threw away their wit upon falfe conceits, they likewife fometimes ftruck out unexpected truth : if their conceits were farfetched, they were often...
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The Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets;: Cowley. Denham. Milton. Butler ...

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1781 - 503 pages
...them ; and produced combinations of confufed magnificence, that not only could not be credited, hut could not be imagined. Yet great labour, directed...frequently threw away their wit upon falfe conceits, they likewife fometimes ftruck out unexpected truth : if their conceits were farfetched, they were often...
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The Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets;: With Critical ..., Volume 1

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1783
...credited* but could not be imagined. V . fc. • * Yet great labour, directed by great abili* ties, is never wholly loft : if they frequently threw away their wit upon falfe conceits; they likewife fometimes ftreck out unexpected truth : if their conceits were farfetched, they were often...
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The lives of the most eminent English poets

Samuel Johnson, John Hawkins - 1787
...left not only reafon but fancy behind them ; and produced combinations of confufed magnificence, that not only could not be credited, but could not be imagined....frequently threw away their wit upon falfe conceits, they likewife fometimes (truck out unexpected truth : if their conceits were far-fetched, they were often...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: The lives of the most eminent English poets

Samuel Johnson, John Hawkins - English literature - 1787
...left not only reafon but fancy behind them ; and produced combinations of confufed magnificence, that not only could not be credited, but could not be imagined....frequently threw away their wit upon falfe conceits, they likewife fometimes ftruck out unexpected truth : if their conceits were far-fetched, they were often...
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