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" He had employed his mind chiefly upon works of fiction, and subjects of fancy ; and by indulging some peculiar habits of thought, was eminently delighted with those flights of imagination which pass the bounds of nature, and to which the mind is reconciled... "
The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D. - Pagina 275
door Samuel Johnson - 1840
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Bell's Classical Arrangement of Fugitive Poetry ..., Volumes 13-15

1791
...loved fairies, genii, giants, and monsters; he delighted to rove through the meanders of inchantment, to gaze on the magnificence of golden palaces, to...and the novelty of extravagance, were always desired by him, but were not always attained. But diligence is never wholly lost: if his efforts sometimes...
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Bell's Classical Arrangement of Fugitive Poetry: Vol. XIV..

1791 - 143 pagina’s
...habits of thought, was eminently delighted with those flights of imagination which pass the bounds of nature, and to which the mind is reconciled only...monsters ; he delighted to rove through the meanders of inchantment, to gaze on the magnificence of golden palaces, to repose by the waterfalls of Elysian...
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Lives

Samuel Johnson - 1800
...delighted with those flights of imag'.aatiwi which pass the hounds of nature, and to which the min 1 is reconciled only by a passive acquiescence in popular...monsters; he delighted to rove through the meanders of inchantment, to gaze on the magnificence of golden palaces, to repose by the water-falls of Elysiari...
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General Biography: Or, Lives, Critical and Historical, of the Most ..., Volume 3

John Aikin - 1802
...habits of thought, was eminently delighted witli those flights of imagination which pass the bounds of nature, and to which the mind is reconciled only...to repose by the water-falls of Elysian gardens." Perhaps the preceding quotation is more characteristic of Johnson's style, than of Collins's disposition...
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The Poetical Works of William Collins

William Collins - 1804 - 144 pagina’s
...habits of thought, was eminently delighted with those flights of imagination which pass the bounds of nature, and to which the mind is reconciled only...and the novelty of extravagance, were always desired by him, but were not al-. waysattained. Yet,as diligence isnever wholly lost, if his efforts sometimes...
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The works of the poets of Great Britain and Ireland. With prefaces ..., Volume 1

Great Britain - 1804
...ioved fairies, genii, giants and monsters ; he delighted to rove through the meanders of inchantmenr, to gaze on the magnificence of golden palaces, to...and the novelty of extravagance, were always desired by him, but were not always attained. Yet, as diligence 13 never wholly lost, if his efforts sometimes...
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The Poetical Works ...: With the Life of the Author

Samuel Johnson - 1805 - 132 pagina’s
...habits of thought, was eminently delighted with those flights of imagination which pass the bounds of Nature, and to which the mind is reconciled only...and the novelty of extravagance, were always desired by him, but were not always attained. Yet as diligence is never wholly lost, if his efforts some, times...
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Poetical Works

Oliver Goldsmith - 1806 - 72 pagina’s
...habits of thought, was eminently delighted with those flights of imagination which pass the bounds of nature, and to which the mind is reconciled only...on the magnificence of golden palaces, to repose by thft water-falls of Elysian gardens. " This was however the character rather of his inclination than...
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Watts, A. Philips, West, Collins, Dyer, Shenstone, Young

Samuel Johnson - 1810
...habits of thought, was eminently delighted with those flights of imagination which pass the bounds of nature, and to which the mind is reconciled only...of golden palaces, to repose by the water-falls of Rlysian gardens. "This was however the character rather of his inclination than his genius ; the gran,...
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Prior. Congreve. Blackmore. Fenton. Gay. Granville. Yalden. Tickell. Hammond ...

Samuel Johnson - 1810
...habits of thought, was eminently delighted with those flights of imagination which pass the bounds of nature, and to which the mind is reconciled only...the magnificence of golden palaces, to repose by the water falls of Elysian gardens. " This was however the character rather of his inclination than his...
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