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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 British Essayists;: Spectator - Sida xxviii
efter Alexander Chalmers - 1808
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Elements of General Knowledge: Introductory to Useful Books in the ..., Volym 1

Henry Kett - 1805
...merits of this celebrated author, as well as to remark * " Whoever wishes to acquire a style which is familiar but not coarse, and elegant but not ostentatious,...give his days and nights to the volumes of Addison." " Life of Addison." t I allude to such words as Resuscitation, orbity, fatuity, divaricate, asinine,...
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The Monthly Anthology, and Boston Review, Volym 2

Samuel Cooper Thacher, David Phineas Adams, William Emerson - 1805
...acquired from the attempt. ' Whoever wishes (says Johnson) to attain an English style, familiar and not coarse, and elegant but not ostentatious, must...give his days and nights to the volumes of Addison.' Such a style is, on the whole» the most useful, perhaps the most elegant, if it be true, as the criticks...
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Elements of General Knowledge: Introductory to Useful Books in the ..., Volym 1

Henry Kett - 1805
...celebrated author, as well as to remark * " Whoever wishes to acquire a style which is familiar but hot coarse, and elegant but not ostentatious, must give his days and nights to the volumes of Addison." " Life of Addison." 11 allude to such words as Resuscitation, orbity, fatuity, divaricate, asinine,...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: Comprehending an Account of His ..., Volym 1

James Boswell - 1807
...amplitude, nor affected brevity : his periods, though not diligently rounded, are voluble and easy. 1 Whoever wishes to attain an English style, familiar...give his days and nights to the volumes of Addison."* Though the Rambler was not concluded till the year 17>52, I shall, under this year, say all that I...
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Elements of Moral Science, Volym 2

James Beattie - 1807 - 408 sidor
...without scrupulosity, and ' exact without apparent elaboration; always equa* ble, and always easy. — Whoever wishes to attain * an English style, familiar...his days ' and nights to the volumes of Addison.' — See more on this subject in a Preface to an edition of Addison's papers, printed at Edinburgh in...
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Memoirs, Volym 3, Del 1–2

American Academy of Arts and Sciences - 1809
...Cicero valde placebit ;" and of whom Dr. Johnson emphatically says — " whoever would attain a good English style, familiar but not " coarse, and elegant...not ostentatious, must give his days and " nights to Addison." Dr. Franklin, who informs us in his Life, that it was one of the greatest objects of his...
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Letters on Literature, Taste, and Composition, Addressed to His Son

George Gregory - 1809 - 363 sidor
...incomparable critic and biographer :— " Whoever wishes to attain an English style, familiar but not coarse, elegant but not ostentatious, must give his days and nights to the volumes of Addison." LETTER IX. ORNAMENT AMPLIFICATION. *WY DEAR JOIfJV, THE real ornaments of composition, whether prose...
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The Spectator, Volym 1

Alexander Chalmers - 1810
...has become almost proverbial to repeat, that " whoever wishes to attain an English style, familiur but not coarse, and elegant but not ostentatious,...the reward, is sufficiently attested by the present suue of literary composition. Yet perhaps it would be wrong to blame writers who, as candidates for...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, Volym 10

Samuel Johnson - 1810
...amplitude, nor affected brevity ; his periods, though not diligently rounded, are voluble and easy. Whoever wishes to attain an English style, familiar...give his days and nights to the volumes of Addison. * But, says Dr. Warton, he sometimes is so j and in another MS note, he adds, often so. C. HUGHES....
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Cowley. Denham. Milton. Butler. Rochester. Roscommon. Otway. Waller. Pomfret ...

Samuel Johnson - 1810
...amplitude nor affected brevity ; his periods, though not diligently rounded, are voluble and easy. Whoever wishes to attain an English style, familiar...give his days and nights to the volumes of Addison. * But, says Dr. Warton, he sometimes is so ; and in another MS. note he adds, often so. C. HUGHES....
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