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The Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets, Том 3
Samuel Johnson,John Hepburn Millar
Полный просмотр - 1896
acquaintance Addison afterwards allowed appeared attention believe called censure character collection common conduct considered continued conversation court criticism death desired died discovered easily effect elegance endeavoured equal excellence expected expressed favour force formed fortune friends gave genius give given hand honour hope imagination interest kind King known language learning least less letter lines lived Lord manner means mentioned merit mind nature neglect never observed obtained occasion once opinion party passed performance perhaps person play pleased pleasure poem poet poetry Pope praise present Prior probably produced published Queen reason received regard remarkable returned Savage says seems sent short sometimes soon stage Steele success suffered sufficient supposed thought told took tragedy treated verses virtue write written wrote
Стр. 19 - He was of an advanced age, and I was only not a boy ; yet he never received my notions with contempt. He was a whig, with all the virulence and malevolence of his party ; yet difference of opinion did not keep us apart. I honoured him, and he endured me.
Стр. 163 - A New Version of the Psalms of David, fitted to the Tunes used in Churches...
Стр. 222 - ... and relieved. Sir Richard Steele, having declared in his favour with all the ardour of benevolence which constituted his character, promoted his interest with the utmost zeal, related his misfortunes, applauded his merit, took all the opportunities of recommending him, and asserted, that J ' the inhumanity of his mother had given him a right to find every good man his father.
Стр. 66 - The variable weather of the mind, the flying vapours of incipient madness, which from time to time cloud reason, without eclipsing it, it requires so much nicety to exhibit, that Addison seems to have been deterred from prosecuting his own design.
Стр. 104 - It was apparently his principal endeavour to avoid all harshness and severity of diction ; he is therefore sometimes verbose in his transitions and connections, and sometimes descends too much to the language of conversation ; yet if his language had been less idiomatical, it might have lost somewhat of its genuine Anglicism.
Стр. 88 - About things on which the public thinks long, it commonly attains to think right ; and of Cato it has been not unjustly determined, that it is rather a poem in dialogue than a drama, rather a succession of just sentiments in elegant language, than a representation of natural affections, or of any state probable or possible in human life. Nothing here excites or assuages emotion ; here is no magical power of raising fantastic terror or wild anxiety.
Стр. 184 - Besides being acted in London sixty-three days without interruption, and renewed the next season with equal applause, it spread into all the great towns of England ; was played in many places to the thirtieth and fortieth time ; at Bath and Bristol fifty, &c.
Стр. 30 - ... was expressed by a loud hum, continued in proportion to their zeal or pleasure. When Burnet preached, part of his congregation hummed so loudly and so long, that he sat down to enjoy it, and rubbed his face with his handkerchief. When Sprat preached, he likewise was honoured with the like animating hum ; but he stretched out his hand to the congregation, and cried, " Peace, peace, I pray you peace.
Стр. 20 - At this man's table I enjoyed many cheerful and instructive hours, with companions, such as are not often found — with one who has lengthened, and one who has gladdened life; with Dr James, whose skill in physic will be long remembered; and with David Garrick, whom I hoped to have gratified with this character of our common friend. But what are the hopes of man! I am disappointed by that stroke of death, which has eclipsed the gaiety of nations, and impoverished the public stock of harmless pleasure.