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" Whoever wishes to attain an English style, familiar but not coarse, and elegant but not ostentatious, must give his days and nights to the volumes of Addison... "
The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D. - Page 167
by James Boswell - 1826
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The Sporting magazine; or Monthly calendar of the transactions of the turf ...

680 pages
...writings ; following, as he has recorded it, Doctor Johnson's advice, who recommends those " who would attain an English style — familiar but not coarse, and elegant but not ostentatious — to give their days and nights to the volumes of Addison." But Bilton had other points in its favour,...
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General biography; or, Lives, critical and historical, of the most ..., Volume 1

John Aikin - 1799 - 790 pages
...will call in question. " Whoever," says Dr. Johnson, (Life of Addison, in the English Poets) " wishes to attain an English style, familiar but not coarse,...give his days and nights to the volumes of Addison." The fafts in the preceding account are taken from the Biographia Britannica. — A. ADELAKD, a Benedictine...
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Life of Johnson: Including Boswell's Journal of a Tour to the ..., Volume 1

James Boswell - 1799 - 648 pages
...familiar, and elegant, to an Englishman, as to give the intellect no trouble ; yet he Whoever wishes to attain an English style, familiar but not coarse,...give his days and nights to the volumes of Addison'.' Though The Rambler was not concluded till the year 1752, I shall, under this year, say all that I have...
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Boswell's Life of Johnson: Including Boswell's Journal of a Tour ..., Volume 1

James Boswell - 1799 - 640 pages
...give the intellect no trouble ; yet he Whoever Aetat.41.] BoswelVs projected works. 261 Whoever wishes to attain an English style, familiar but not coarse,...ostentatious, must give his days and nights to the volumes of Addison1.' Though The Rambler was not concluded till the year 1752, I shall, under this year, say all...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Comprehending an Account of His Studies ...

James Boswell - 1799 - 496 pages
...into anyclassical or European language, as easily as if it had been originallyconceived in it, B.] • elegant but not ostentatious, must give his days and nights to the volumes of Addison."1 Though the Rambler was not concluded till the year 1752, . I' shall, under this year, say...
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The Critical and Miscellaneous Prose Works of John Dryden ..., Volume 1, Part 1

John Dryden - 1800 - 606 pages
...might be justly affixed as a motto to the volumes of Burke. Dr. Johnson has said, that " whoever wishes to attain an English style, familiar but not coarse,...give his days and nights to the volumes of Addison." He who has this object in view, may surely, with equal propriety, be counselled to study the pages...
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The Critical and Miscellaneous Prose Works of John Dryden, Now First ...

John Dryden - 1800 - 622 pages
...might be justly aflixed as a motto to the volumes ot Burke. Dr. Johnson has said, that " whoever wishes to attain an English style, familiar but not coarse,...give his days and nights to the volumes of Addison." He who has this object in view, may surely, with equal propriety, be counselled to study the pages...
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The Critical and Miscellaneous Prose Works of John Dryden ..., Volume 1, Issue 1

John Dryden, Edmond Malone - 1800 - 608 pages
...as a motto to the volumes of Burke. Vlll ADVERTISEMENT. Dr. Johnson has said, that " whoever wishes to attain an English style, familiar but not coarse,...give his days and nights to the volumes of Addison." He who has this object in view, may surely, with equal propriety, be counselled to study the pages...
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The Spectator: In Eight Volumes. : Vol. I[-VIII].

1803 - 420 pages
...affected brevity : his periods, though not dilligently rounded, are voluble and easy. Whoever wishes to attain an English style, familiar but not coarse,...give his days and nights to the volumes of ADDISON. TO i . THE RIGHT HONOURABLE JOHN LORD SOMMERS; BARON OF EVESHAM. itr LOUD, I SHOULD not act the part...
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Select British Classics, Volume 11

1803 - 434 pages
...affected brevity : his periods, though not dilligently rounded, are voluble and easy. Whoever wishes to attain an English style, familiar but not coarse,...give his days and nights to the volumes of ADDISON. TO THE RIGHT HONOURABLE JOHN LORD SOMMERS; BARON OF EVESHAM. Mr LORD, I SHOULD not act the part of...
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