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" First, an austere purity of language, both grammatically and logically ; in short, a perfect appropriateness of the words to the meaning. "
Johnson's Lives of the British poets completed by W. Hazlitt - Page 157
by Samuel Johnson - 1854
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Biographia Literaria: Or, Biographical Sketches of My Literary ..., Volume 2

Samuel Taylor Coleridge - 1817 - 326 pages
...of any candid and intelligent reader, the following (for the most part correspondent) excellencies. First, an austere purity of language both grammatically...perfect appropriateness of the words to the meaning. Of how high value I deem this, and how particularly estimable I hold the example at the present day,...
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Biographia Literaria: Or, Biographical Sketches of My Literary ..., Volume 2

Samuel Taylor Coleridge - 1817 - 316 pages
...invalidate the justice of this eulogy so applied. The second characteristic excellence of Mr. Ws works is : a correspondent weight and sanity of the Thoughts...Sentiments, — won, not from books; but — from the poets' own meditative observation. They are fresh and have the dew upon them. His muse, at least when...
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Biographia Literaria: Or, Biographical Sketches of My Literary ..., Volumes 1-2

Samuel Taylor Coleridge - 1834 - 360 pages
...of any candid and intelligent reader, the following (for the most part correspondent) excellences. First, an austere purity of language, both grammatically...perfect appropriateness of the words to the meaning. Of how high value I deem this, and how particularly estimable I hold the example at the present day,...
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Biographia Literaria: Or, Biographical Sketches of My Literary Life and Opinions

Samuel Taylor Coleridge - 1834 - 368 pages
...invalidate the justice of this eulogy so applied. The second characteristic excellence of Mr. W.'s works is, a correspondent weight and sanity of the thoughts...sentiments — won, not from books, but from the poet's own meditative observation. They are fresh, and have the dew upon them. His muse, at least when in her...
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The authors of England, portraits engraved by A. Collas with illustr ...

Henry Fothergill Chorley - 1838 - 190 pages
...acuteness as verbal felicity by Mr. Coleridge in his essay in the " Biographia," already referred to. First, "An austere purity of language both grammatically...sanity of the thoughts and sentiments won, not from books,—but from the poet's own meditations. They are fresh, and have the dew upon them. * * * Even...
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The Works of Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Prose and Verse: Complete in One Volume

Samuel Taylor Coleridge - 1840 - 582 pages
...of any candid and intelligent reader, the following (for the most part correspondent) excellences. d with the gold of Ophir, with the precious onyx, or the sapphire. No mention shall be Of how high value I deem this, and how particularly estimable I hold the example at the present day,...
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Cyclopædia of English Literature: A History, Critical and ..., Volume 2

Robert Chambers - 1844 - 738 pages
...of some of his early fables, incidents, and language, it will be found equally just and felicitous. l fruit, and have the dew upon them. Even throughout his smaller poems, there is not one which is not...
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The Works of Samuel Taylor Coleridge: Prose and Verse

Samuel Taylor Coleridge - 1845 - 582 pages
...of any candid and intelligent reader, the following (for the most part correspondent) excellences. First, an austere purity of language, both grammatically...logically ; in short, a perfect appropriateness of the wojds to the meaning. Of how high value I deem this, and how particularly estimable I hold the example...
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Biographia Literaria, Or, Biographical Sketches of My Literary ..., Volume 2

Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Henry Nelson Coleridge - 1847 - 376 pages
...of any candid and intelligent reader, the following (for the most part correspondent) excellences. First, an austere purity of language, both grammatically...perfect appropriateness of the words to the meaning. Of how high value I deem this, and how particularly estimable I hold the example at the present day,...
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Biographia Literaria; Or, Biographical Sketches of My Literary ..., Volume 2

Samuel Taylor Coleridge - 1847 - 380 pages
...of any candid and intelligent reader, the following (for the most part correspondent) excellences. First, an austere purity of language, both grammatically...and logically ; in short, a perfect appropriateness gfjhe words to the meaning. Of how high value I deem this, and how particularly estimable I hold the...
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