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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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Historical Essays

James Ford Rhodes - 1909 - 335 pągines
...of taste who appreciated Xenophon.3 "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." 4 He made little progress in London society and his solitary evenings were passed with his books, 1...
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1785-1824

Charles Wells Moulton - 1910
...Letters, ed. Cunningham, vol. ix, p. 361. The perfect composition, the nervous language, the well-tuned periods of Dr. Robertson, inflamed me to the ambitious...volume with a mixed sensation of delight and despair. — GIBBON, EDWARD, 1793, Autobiography. None of Dr. Robertson's periods with three members. — LAMB,...
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Modern Essays

John Milton Berdan, John Richie Schultz, Hewette Elwell Joyce - 1915 - 448 pągines
...of taste who appreciated Xenophon.2 "The perfect composition, the nervous language," wrote Gibbon, "the wellturned periods of Dr. Robertson inflamed...volume with a mixed sensation of delight and despair." 3 He made little progress in London society and his solitary evenings were passed with his books, but...
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Modern Essays

John Milton Berdan, John Richie Schultz, Hewette Elwell Joyce - 1916 - 448 pągines
...of taste who appreciated Xenophon.2 "The perfect composition, the nervous language," wrote Gibbon, "the wellturned periods of Dr. Robertson inflamed...volume with a mixed sensation of delight and despair." 3 He made little progress in London society and his solitary evenings were passed with his books, but...
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A Critical History of English Literature, Vol. 3, Volum 3

David Daiches - 1979 - 319 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." Another Scot, the philosopher and economist Adam Smith (1723-90), produced in 1776 his Inquiry into...
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David Hume: Critical Assessments, Volum 5

Stanley Tweyman - 1995 - 512 pągines
...tread in his footsteps: the calm philosophy, the careless inimitable beauties of his friend [Hume] and rival often forced me to close the volume, with a mixed sensation of delight and despair" (p. 99). JGA Pocock, "Superstition and Enthusiasm in Gibbon's History of Religion," Eighteenth Century...
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History, Historians, and Autobiography

Jeremy D. Popkin - 2005 - 339 pągines
...David Hume in particular had recently demonstrated that British authors could succeed in this genre. "The perfect composition, the nervous language, the...volume, with a mixed sensation of delight and despair," Gibbon recalls (99). In thus showing himself as a youth measuring how far he had to go to equal the...
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The Works of Edward Gibbon, Volum 13

Edward Gibbon - 1907
...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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