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" Those writers who lay on the watch for novelty could have little hope of greatness ; for great things cannot have escaped former observation. "
The New Annual Register, Or General Repository of History, Politics, and ... - Page xiii
1801
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The works of Samuel Johnson, Volume 6

Samuel Johnson - 1818
...import means exility of particles, is taken in its metaphorical meaning for nicety of distinction. Those writers who lay on the watch for novelty, could have little hope of greatness ; for great things cannot have escaped former observation. Their attempts were always analytick;...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.

Samuel Johnson, Arthur Murphy - English literature - 1820
...import means exility of particles, is taken in its metaphorical meaning for nicety of distinction. Those writers who lay on the watch for novelty, could have little hope of greatness; for great things cannot have escapedformerobservation. Their attempts were always analytic...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.

Samuel Johnson, Arthur Murphy - English literature - 1820
...import means exility of particles, is taken in its metaphorical meaning for nicety of distinction. Those writers who lay on the watch for novelty, could have little hope ofgreatness4, for great things cannothave escapedformer observation. Their attempts were always analytic...
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The British Poets: Including Translations ...

British poets - Classical poetry - 1822
...import means exility of particles, is taken in its metaphorical meaning for nicety of distinction. Those writers who lay on the watch for novelty could have little hope of greatness ; for great things cannot have escaped former observation. Their attempts were always analytic;...
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Examples of English Prose: From the Reign of Elizabeth to the Present Time ...

George Walker - English prose literature - 1825 - 615 pages
...import means exility of particles, is taken in its metaphorical meaning for nicety of distinction. Those writers who lay on the watch for novelty, could have little hope of greatness ; for great things cannot have escaped former observation. Their attempts were always analytic...
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The works of Samuel Johnson [ed. by F.P. Walesby].

Samuel Johnson - 1825
...means exility of particles, is taken, in its metaphorical meaning, for nicety of distinction. Those writers who lay on the watch for novelty could have little hope of greatness ; for great things cannot have escaped former observation. Their attempts were always analytick...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: With Murphy's Essay, Volume 3

Samuel Johnson - 1825
...means exility of particles, is taken in its metaphorical meaning for nicety of distinction. Those rf writers who lay on the watch for novelty could have little ' hope of greatness ; for great things cannot have escaped ' former observation. Their attempts were always analy'...
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Recollections of foreign travel, on life, literature, and self ..., Volume 1

sir Samuel Egerton Brydges (bart.) - 1825
...been left undeveloped till so late an age of the world. " Those writers," says Johnson on Cowley, " who lay on the watch for " novelty could have little hope of great" ness ; for great things cannot have es" caped former observations." But the value of what is...
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The Lives of the English Poets, Volume 1

Samuel Johnson - Poets, English - 1826 - 420 pages
...import means exility of particles, is taken in its metaphorical meaning for nicety of distinction. Those writers who lay on the watch for novelty, could have little hope of greatness; for great things cannot have escaped former observation. Their attempts were always analytic;...
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Lives of the poets. Lives of eminent persons. Political tracts. Philological ...

Samuel Johnson, Arthur Murphy - 1834
...import means exility of particles, is taken in its metaphorical meaning for nicety of distinction. Those writers who lay on the watch for novelty, could have little hope of greatness ; for great things cannot have escaped former observation. Their attempts were always analytic...
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