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" Night Thoughts" he has exhibited a very wide display of original poetry, variegated with deep reflections and striking allusions, a wilderness of thought, in which the fertility of fancy scatters flowers of every hue and of every odour. This is one of... "
Night Thoughts, on Life, Death, and Immortality - Página xi
por Edward Young - 1802 - 361 páginas
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The Sacred Poets of England and America: For Three Centuries

Rufus Wilmot Griswold - 1849 - 552 páginas
...wide display of original poetry, variegated with deep reflections and striking allusions ; a wildness of thought, in which the fertility of fancy scatters flowers of every hue and order. The excellence of this work is not exactness, but copiousness; particular lines are not to be...
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The Works of William Cowper: His Life, Letters, and Poems. Now First ...

William Cowper - 1851 - 749 páginas
...astonishing, may write blank verse : but those that hope only to please must condescend to rhyme." of the few poems in which blank verse could not be...sallies of imagination, would have been compressed and constrained by confinement to rhyme."* Cowper, it will be remembered, questions the correctness...
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The life of Samuel Johnson. [Followed by] The journal of a tour to ..., Volume 4

James Boswell - 1851
...wide display of original poetry, variegated with deep reflection and striking allusions : a wilderness of thought, in which the fertility of fancy scatters flowers of every hue and of everv odour. This is one of the few poems in which blank verse could not be changed for rhyme but with...
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Essays and Marginalia, Volume 1

Hartley Coleridge - 1851
...cadence of the epigrammatic couplet. We cannot think, with Dr. Johnson, that his " Night Thoughts," is one of the few poems in which blank verse could not be exchanged for rhyme with advantage ; for bad blank verse might always be advantageously exchanged for...
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Graham's Magazine, Volume 39

1851
...confesses there is " original poetry, variegated with deep reflection and striking allusions, a wilderness of thought, in which the fertility of fancy scatters flowers of every hne and every odor." The style and seatimeat of the Night Thoughts are peculiarly favorable to the...
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Elements of Rhetoric and Literary Criticism

James Robert Boyd - 1852 - 352 páginas
...display of original poetry, variegated with deep reflections and striking allusions — a wildness of thought, in which the fertility of fancy scatters flowers of every hue and of every odor. He was too fond of antithesis, and often too turgid in his style : yet he paints, with the most...
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Sketches of English Literature from the Fourteenth to the Present Century

Clara Lucas Balfour - 1852 - 404 páginas
...display of original poetry 'variegated with deep reflections and striking allusions, — a wilderness of thought, in which the fertility of fancy scatters flowers of every hue and colour. Their excellence is not exactness, but copiousness ; particular lines are not to be regarded...
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Johnson's Lives of the British poets completed by W. Hazlitt, Volume 3

Samuel Johnson - 1854
...wide display of original poetry, variegated with deep reflections and striking allusions, a wilderness of thought, in which the fertility of fancy scatters...sallies of imagination, would have been compressed and restrained by confinement to rhyme. The excellence of this work is not exactness, but copiousness...
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The Complete Works, Poetry and Prose of the Rev. Edward Young ..., Volume 2

Edward Young - 1854
...in preference to blank verse. In his " Life of Young," speaking of his " Night Thoughts," he says, " This is one of the few poems in which blank verse...sallies of imagination, would have been compressed and restrained by confinement to rhyme." He re-iterates the same mild opinion in his "Life of Thomson,"...
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Our Pastor: Or, Reminiscences of Rev. Edward Payson, D.D., Pastor of the ...

Isaac Weston - 1855 - 360 páginas
...remarks Dr. Johnson, "is to place things in such views as they are not commonly seen in — a wilderness of thought in which the fertility of fancy scatters flowers of every hue and of every odor." Dr. Payson was conversable and sufficiently familiar on all suitable subjects and occasions...
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