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" The perfect composition, the nervous language, the well-turned periods of Dr. Robertson, inflamed me to the ambitious hope that I might one day tread in his footsteps: the calm philosophy, the careless inimitable beauties of his friend and rival, often... "
History of the revolution in England in 1688, comprising a view of the reign ... - Pągina 30
per sir James Mackintosh - 1834
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The idea of a university defined and illustrated

John Henry Newman (card.) - 1873
...different and of an original structure. Gibbon, in like manner, writing of Hume and Robertson, says: "The perfect composition, the nervous language, the...volume with a mixed sensation of delight and despair." * As to re-actions, I suppose there has been something of the kind against the supremacy of Pope, since...
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AUTOBIOGRAPHY MEMOIRS OF EDWARD GIBBON, ESQ

WILLIAM D. HOWELLS - 1877
...was not unworthy to read them : nor will I disguise my different feelings in the repeated perusals. The perfect composition, the nervous language, the...volume with a mixed sensation of delight and despair. The design of my first work, the Essay on the Study of Literature, was suggested by a refinement of...
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Great Authors of All Ages: Being Selections from the Prose Works of Eminent ...

Samuel Austin Allibone - 1879 - 555 pągines
...call me Nicholson now, you would call rue very absurdly/ " — BOSWKLL'S Joline;H, edit. 1S47, 100. " llibone — OinВОЯ : Autobiography, in hit Miscell. World. CHARACTER OF ALFRED, KI.NQ OP ENGLAND. The merit...
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Great Authors of All Ages: Being Selections from the Prose Works of Eminent ...

Samuel Austin Allibone - 1879 - 555 pągines
...the nervous language, the well-turned periods of Dr. Robertson, inflamed me to the amtlitious hopo pPab/ — GinBON : A utokio9raphy, in hii Miicell. Workt. CHARACTER OF ALFRED, KING OF ENGLAND. The merit...
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Cyclopaedia of Biblical, Theological, and Ecclesiastical Literature: Rh-St

John McClintock - 1880
...his footsteps: the calm philosophy, the careless, inimitable beauties, of his friend and rival Hume often forced me to close the volume with a mixed sensation of delight and despair." Robertson is more uniform and measured than Hume. He has few salient 50 ROBINSON points, and no careless...
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Self-consciousness of Noted Persons

1886 - 187 pągines
...was not unworthy to read them ; nor will I disguise my different feelings in the repeated perusals. The perfect composition, the nervous language, the...volume with a mixed sensation of delight and despair. " Yet, upon the whole, the ' History of the Decline and Fall' seems to have struck root, both at home...
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The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Volum 1

Edward Gibbon - 1887
...unworthy to read them : nor will I disguise my different feelings in the repeated perusals. The pcrfn-t composition, the nervous language, the well-turned...volume with a mixed sensation of delight and despair. The design of my first work, the Essay on the Study of Literature, was suggested by a refinement of...
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Scribner's Magazine ..., Volum 45

1909
...of taste who appreciated Xenophon. " The perfect composition, the nervous language," wrote Gibbon, "the well-turned periods of Dr. Robertson inflamed...volume with a mixed sensation of delight and despair." He made little progress in London society, and his solitary evenings were passed with his books, but...
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Scribner's Magazine, Volum 45

Edward Livermore Burlingame, Robert Bridges, Alfred Sheppard Dashiell, Harlan Logan - 1909
...taste who appreciated Xenophon. " The perfect composition, the nervous language," wrote Gibbon, "trie well-turned periods of Dr. Robertson inflamed me to...volume with a mixed sensation of delight and despair." He made little progress in London society, and his solitary evenings were passed with his books, but...
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Scribner's Magazine, Volum 45

Edward Livermore Burlingame, Robert Bridges, Alfred Sheppard Dashiell, Harlan Logan - 1909
...that I might one day tread in his footsteps: the calm philosophy, the careless, inimitable l;eauties of his friend and rival, often forced me to close...volume with a mixed sensation of delight and despair." He made little progress in London society, and his solitary evenings were passed with his books, but...
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