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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 Life of Samuel Johnson, L.L. D.: Including A Journal of a Tour ..., Volym 1

James Boswell - 1837
...; yet he would find the transfusion into another language extremely difficult, if not ¡mposattain an English style, familiar but not coarse, and elegant...give his days and nights to the volumes of Addison V [His manner of criticising and commending Addison's prose was £."¡43 the same in conversation as...
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Works, Volym 2

Samuel Johnson - 1838
...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, »ays Dr. Warton, be tometimet 'ata; and ¡я another MS. not« he add«, ojien so.— С....
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The Knickerbocker: Or, New-York Monthly Magazine, Volym 15

1840
...writing. It is the language of the great Johnson, that, ' 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.' Young, to great diversity of thought, added an affluent magnificence of language. Pope scattered over...
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Lives of the English Poets: With Critical Observations on Their Works ; And ...

Samuel Johnson - 1840 - 502 sidor
...not diligenily rounded, are voluble and easy. Whoever wishes to attain an English style, i, tmili.tr but not coarse, and elegant but not ostentatious, mu-st give his days and niylio to the volumes ot" Addison. HUGHES. JOHN HUGHES, the son of a citizen in London, and of Anne...
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An essay on education [by A., J.C. and E.P. Nesbit].

Anthony Nesbit - 1841 - 80 sidor
...has given his unreserved commendation, to the Style of Mr. Addison, in the following words : — " Whoever wishes to attain an English Style familiar,...give his days and nights to the volumes of Addison." Dr. Knox, in his beautiful and valuable Literary and Moral Essays, says, " Addison, like Socrates,...
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The Church Quarterly Review, Volym 50

Arthur Cayley Headlam - 1900
...is, he finds a congenial field for study in the habits of simple gentlefolk. Dr. Johnson writes : ' Whoever wishes to attain an English style, familiar...give his days and nights to the volumes of Addison.' ' Substituting Miss Austen for Addison, we would venture to commend the advice to Mr. Holmes. He has...
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A Critical History of English Literature, Vol. 3, Volym 3

David Daiches - 1979 - 319 sidor
...invention." As for Addison's prose, Johnson considered it "the model of the middle style," and concluded that "whoever wishes to attain an English style, familiar...give his days and nights to the volumes of Addison." Addison mediated between town and country, between landed gentry and prosperous citizen, even— to...
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British Books in Print, Volym 3

1898
...xtra, Ids. The Tatler and Guardian. Complete in i vol. crown 8vo, cloth extra, 55. Dr. JOHNSON.—" Whoever wishes to attain an English style, familiar,...ostentatious, must give his days and nights to the study of Addison." ARABIAN NIGHTS : The Thousand and One Nights. Translated by EDWARD WILLIAM LANE....
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Towards a Standard English, 1600-1800

Dieter Stein, Ingrid Tieken-Boon van Ostade, Ingrid T. Van Ostade, Professor of English Sociohistorical Linguistics Ingrid Tieken-Boon Van Ostade - 1994 - 325 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." (Edition printed in 1 777, by J. Parker & Co., Oxford.) Ì o Q Addison 9 Steele 12 Swift 29 Shaftes....
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John Dryden: The Critical Heritage

James Kinsley, Helen Kinsley - 1995 - 414 sidor
...found more nearly to resemble this great author than any other English writer. Dr. Johnson has said, that "whoever wishes to attain an English style, familiar...give his days and nights to the volumes of Addison." 2 He who has this object in view, may surely, with equal propriety, be counselled to study the pages...
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