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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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The British essayists, with prefaces by A. Chalmers, Volym 5–6

British essayists - 1823
...repeat, that " whoever wishes to attain an English style, familiar but not coarse, and elegant out not ostentatious, must give his days and nights to...writers who, as candidates for public favour, aim at excellences more in demand than familiarity or simple elegance, and who seem to be goaded sometimes...
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Lessons in Elocution: Or, a Selection of Pieces in Prose and Verse for the ...

William Scott - 1823 - 372 sidor
...studied amplitude nor affected brevity ; his periods, though notdiligently rounded, are voluble and easy. Whoever wishes to attain an English style, familiar...give his days and nights to the volumes of Addison. IV. — Pleasure and Pain. THERE were two families, which, from the beginning of the world, were as...
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The lives of the English poets

Samuel Johnson, Arthur Murphy - 1823
...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 US. note, he acids, ufltn so. C. HUGHES....
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The Enquirer

William Godwin - 1823 - 411 sidor
...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*." Nothing can be more glaringly exnggerated than this praise. Addison is a writer eminently enervated;...
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The works of Samuel Johnson, Volym 7

Samuel Johnson - 1823
...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 smartimr» is so; and in another MS. notr, |ic a/Ids, often so. C. HUGHES....
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The lives of the English poets

Samuel Johnson, Arthur Murphy - 1823
...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 JMS. note, he adds, often so. C. HUGHES....
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The Spectator [by J. Addison and others]. With hist. and biogr. preface, and ...

Spectator The - 1823
...few will call in question. " Whoever," says Dr. Johnson, (Life of Addison, in the English Poets) " wishes to attain an English style, familiar but not...give his days and nights to the volumes of Addison." The papers in the Spectator, claimed for ADDISON, are in number two hundred and seventy-four. About...
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The Author's Jewel: Consisting of Essays, Miscellaneous, Literary and Moral

Stephen Simpson - 1823 - 251 sidor
...without some variation of their original form. Since Johnson, however, has said " that whoever wished to attain an English style, familiar but not coarse,...give his days and nights to the volumes of Addison," Addison, has been imitated and refined on, till what was familiar has become vulgar, and what was elegant'...
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Life of Samuel Johnson ...

James Boswell - 1823
...discjiminaliou to be just. Let any one who doubts it Iry to translate familiar but not coarse, aud elegant but not ostentatious, must give his days and nights to the volumes of Addison7." Though the Rambler was not concluded till the year 1752, I shall, under this year, say all...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: With Murphy's Essay, Volym 3

Samuel Johnson - 1825
...amplitude, nor affected brevity: his periods, though not dili\ gently rounded, are voluble and easy. Whoever wishes to attain an English style, familiar...give his days and nights to the volumes of Addison. HUGHES. JOHN HUGHES, the son of a citizen of London, and of Anne Burgess, of an ancient family in Wiltshire,...
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