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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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Boswell's Life of Johnson: Life

James Boswell - 1887
...speaks." Gibbon (Misc. Works, i. 122) says of Hume's writings : — ' Their careless inimitable beauties often forced me to close the volume with a mixed sensation of delight and despair.1 Dr. Beattie (Life, p. 243) wrote on Jan. 5, 1778:— 'We who live in Scotland are obliged...
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Letters of David Hume to William Strahan

David Hume - 1888 - 386 pągines
...death, records how in ' the repeated perusals ' of his History, ' the careless inimitable beauties often forced me to close the volume with a mixed sensation of delight and despair.' Hume sought the aid of writers far inferior to himself in general powers in his eagerness to refine...
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Memoirs of Edward Gibbon Written by Himself and a Selection from His Letters ...

Edward Gibbon - 1891 - 446 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. The design of my first work, the Essay on the Study of Literature, was suggested by a refinement of...
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Memoirs of Edward Gibbon, Written by Himself, and a Selection from His Letters

Edward Gibbon - 1891 - 446 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. The design of my first work, the Essay on the Study of Literature, was suggested by a. refinement of...
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Memoirs of Edward Gibbon Written by Himself and a Selection from His Letters ...

Edward Gibbon - 1891 - 446 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. The design of my first work, the Essay on the Study of Literature, was suggested by a refinement of...
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The Autobiographies of Edward Gibbon

Edward Gibbon - 1896 - 435 pągines
...to read them ; nor will I disguise my different feelings in the repeated FIRST ESSAr. 167 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 litterature, was suggested by a refinement of...
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The Autobiographies of Edward Gibbon

Edward Gibbon - 1896 - 435 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. The design of my first work, the Essay on the study of litterature, was suggested by a refinement of...
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The Idea of a University Defined and Illustrated: I. in Nine Discourses ...

John Henry Newman - 1899 - 527 pągines
...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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The Memoirs of the Life of Edward Gibbon with Various Observations and ...

Edward Gibbon - 1900 - 360 pągines
...nervous language, the well-turned periods of Dr. Robertson, inflamed me to the ambitious hope that 1 might one day tread in his footsteps : the calm philosophy,...close the volume with a mixed sensation of delight and despair.2 The design of my first work, the Essay on the Study of Literature, was suggested by a refinement...
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English Authors: A Handbook of English Literature from Chaucer to Living Writers

Mildred Lewis Rutherford - 1906 - 750 pągines
...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." EDWARD GIBBON in his Memoir of My Life and Writings, gives us a better insight into his own character...
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