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" In his Night Thoughts he has exhibited a very wide display of original poetry, variegated with deep reflections and striking allusions, a wilderness of thought in which the fertility of fancy scatters flowers of every hue and of every odour. This is one... "
The Monthly Review, Or, Literary Journal - Page 115
1782
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prefaces biographical and critical to the works of the english poets

SAMUEL johnson - 1781
...refledtions and ftriking allufions, a wildernefs of thought, in which the fertility of fancy fcatters flowers of every hue and of every odour. This is one...changed for rhyme but with difadvantage. ' The wild diffufion of the fentimentsy and the digreffive fallies of imagination, would have been compreflcd...
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The lives of the most eminent English poets; with critical ..., Volume 4

Samuel Johnson - 1781
...reflections and linking allufions, a wildernefs of thought, in which the fertility of fancy fcatters flowers of every hue and of every odour. This is one...changed for rhyme but with difadvantage. The wild diffufion of the fentiments, and the digreflive fallles of imagination, would have been comprefled...
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Prefaces, Biographical and Critical, to the Works of the English Poets ...

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1781
...reflections and ftriking allufions, a vvildernefs of thought, in which the fertility of fancy Scatters flowers of every hue and of every odour. This is one...blank verfe could not be changed for rhyme but with difadvan— tage. The wild difFufion of the fentiments, and the digrefllve fallies of imagination,...
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The Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets;: Pope. Pitt. Thomson. Watts. A ...

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1781 - 503 pages
...reflections and finking allufions, a wildernefs of thought, in which the fertility of fancy fcatters flowers of every hue and of every odour. This is one of the few poems in which blank verie could not be changed for rhyme but with disadvantage. The wild diffufion of the fentiments, and...
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The Monthly Review; or, Litereary Journal: From January to June, inclusive.

Several Hands - 1782
...reflections and ftriking allufions, a wildernefs of thought, in which the fertility of fancy fcatters flowers of every hue and of every odour. This is one...blank verfe could not be changed for rhyme but with .disadvantage. The wild diffufion of the fentimcnts, and the digref•úve failles of imagination,...
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The Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets;: With Critical ..., Volume 4

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1783
...reflections and ftrikingallufions, a wildernefs of thought, in which the fertility of fancy fcatters flowers of every hue and of every odour. This is one...not be changed for rhyme but with difadvantage. The v/ild diffufion of the fentiments, and the digreffive Tallies of imagination, would have been comprefled...
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The lives of the most eminent English poets (concluded). Miscellaneous lives

Samuel Johnson, John Hawkins - 1787
...reflections and ftriking allufions, a wildernefs of thought, in which the fertility of fancy fcatters flowers of every hue and of every odour. This is one...changed for rhyme but with difadvantage. The wild diffufion of the fentiments, and the digreffive fallies of imagination, would have been comprefled...
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The lives of the most eminent English poets (concluded). Miscellaneous lives

Samuel Johnson, John Hawkins - 1787
...reflections and ftriking allufions, a wildernefs of thought, in which the fertility of fancy fcatters flowers of every hue and of every odour. This is one...changed for rhyme but with difadvantage. The wild diffufion of the fentiments, and the digreffivc fallies of imagination, would have been comprefled...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: The lives of the most eminent English ...

Samuel Johnson, John Hawkins - English literature - 1787
...refledlions and ftriking allufions, a wildernefs of thought, in which the fertility of fancy fcatters flowers of every hue and of every odour. This is one of the few poems in which blank verfc could not be changed for rhyme but with difadvantage. The wild diffufion of the fcntiments, and...
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The works of the English poets. With prefaces, biographical and ..., Volume 6

English poets - 1790
...reflections and finking allufions, a wildernefs of thought, in which the fertility of fancy fcatters flowers of every hue and of every odour. This is one...changed for rhyme but with difadvantage. The wild diffufion of the fentimeilts, and the digreffive Tallies of imagination, would have been comprefled...
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