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" As a writer he is entitled to one praise of the highest kind: his mode of thinking, and of expressing his thoughts, is original. His blank verse is no more the blank verse of Milton, or of any other poet, than the rhymes of Prior are the rhymes of Cowley.... "
The New annual register, or General repository of history, politics, and ... - Page xii
1813
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The Critical Review: Or, Annals of Literature, Volume 52

Tobias George Smollett - English literature - 1781
...of thinking, and of expreffing his thoughts, is original. His blank verfe is no more the blank verfe of Milton, or of any other poet, than the rhymes of Prior are the rhymes of Cowley. His numbers, his paufes, his diction, are of his own growth, ivithout tranfcrip. tion, without imitation. He thinks...
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The Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets;: Pope. Pitt. Thomson. Watts. A ...

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1781 - 503 pages
...of thinking, and of exprefling his thoughts, is original. His blank verfe is no more the blank verfe of Milton, or of any other poet, than the rhymes of Prior are the rhymes of Cowley. His numbers, his paufes, his diction, are of his own growth, -without tranfcription, without imitation. He thinks in...
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The lives of the most eminent English poets; with critical ..., Volume 4

Samuel Johnson - 1781
...and of expreffing his thoughts, is original. His blank verfe is no more the blank verfe of Mil-, ton, or of any other poet, than the rhymes of Prior are the rhymes of Cowley. His numbers, his paufes, his diction, are of his own growth, without tranfcription> without imitation. He thinks in...
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Prefaces,Biographical and Critical to the Works of the English Poets

Samuel Johnson - 1781
...thinking; and of exprefling his thoughts, is original. His blank verfe is no rriore fhe blank verfe of Milton, or of ' any other poet, than the rhymes of Prior are ther rhymes' of Cowley. His 'numbers, his paufcs, his diciion, are of his own growth, without tranfcription,...
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The Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets;: With Critical ..., Volume 4

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1783
...of thinking, and of expreffing his thoughts, is original. His blank verfe is no more the blank verfe of Milton, or of any other poet, than the rhymes of Prior arc the rhymes of Cowley. His rrambers, his paufe, h« diction; ate of jhi§ own growth, without tranfcription,...
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A New and General Biographical Dictionary: Containing an Historical and ...

Biography - 1784
...of thinking, and of exprefling His thoughts, is original. His blank verfe is no more the blank vcrfc of Milton, or of any other poet, than the rhymes of Prior, are the rhymes of Cowjey. Hi$ numbers, his pavfes, bis didYion, are of his own growth, without tranfcription, without...
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The lives of the most eminent English poets (concluded). Miscellaneous lives

Samuel Johnson, John Hawkins - 1787
...of thinking, and of expreffing his thoughts, is original. His blank verfe is no mqre the blank verfe of Milton, or of any other poet, than the rhymes of Prior are the rhymes of Cowley. His numbers, his paufes, his diction, are of his own growth, without tranfcription, without imitation. He thinks in...
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The lives of the most eminent English poets (concluded). Miscellaneous lives

Samuel Johnson, John Hawkins - 1787
...of thinking, and of expreffing his thoughts, is original. His blank verfe is no more the blank verfe of Milton, or of any other poet, than the rhymes of Prior are the rhymes of Cowley. Hia numbers, his paufes, his diction, are of his own growth, without tranfcription, without imitation*...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: The lives of the most eminent English ...

Samuel Johnson, John Hawkins - English literature - 1787
...of thinking, and of exprefllng his thoughts, is original. His blank verfe }s no mpre the blank verfe of Milton, or of any other poet, than the rhymes of Prior are the rhymes of Cowjey. His numbers, his paufes, his diclion, are pf h}s pwrj growth, without tranfcription, without...
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Essays on the Lives and Writings of Fletcher of Saltoun and the Poet Thomson ...

David Stewart Erskine Earl of Buchan - Scotland - 1792 - 280 pages
...of expreffing his thoughts (writes Johnfon) is original. His blank verfe is no more the blank verfe of Milton, or of any other poet, than the rhymes of Prior are the rhymes of Cowley. His numbers, his paufes, his diction, are of his own growth, without tranfcription, without imitation. He thinks in...
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