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" To every work he brought a memory full fraught, together with a fancy fertile of original combinations, and at once exerted the powers of the scholar, the reasoner, and the wit. "
Lives of eminent and illustrious Englishmen, ed. by G. G. Cunningham - Page 14
by Englishmen - 1836
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prefaces biographical and crirical to the works of the english poets

samuel johnson - 1781
...opprefled his imagination, nor clouded his perfpicacity. To every work he brought a memory full fraught with a fancy fertile of original combinations, and at once exerted the powers of the fcholar, the reafoncr, and the wit. But his knowledge was too multifarious to be always exact, and...
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The Critical Review, Or, Annals of Literature, Volume 52

Tobias Smollett - 1781
...opprefied his imagination, nor clouded his perlpicacity. To every work he brought a memory full fraught with a fancy fertile of original combinations, and at once exerted the powers of the fcholar, the reafoner, and the wit. But his knowledge was too multifarious to be always exadr, and...
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The lives of the most eminent English poets; with critical ..., Volume 4

Samuel Johnson - 1781
...oppreffed his imagination, nor clouded his perfpicacity. To every work he brought a memory full fraught with a fancy fertile of original combinations, and at once exerted the powers of the fcholar, the reafoner, and the wit. But his knowledge was too multifarious to be always exact, and...
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The Works of the English Poets: With Prefaces, Biographical and ..., Volume 65

Samuel Johnson - 1781
...opprefled his imagination, nor clouded his perfpicacity. To every work he brought a memory full fraught with a fancy fertile of original combinations, and at once exerted the powers of the fcholar, the reaibncr, and the wit. But his knowledge was too multifarious to be always exsd:, and...
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The Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets;: Pope. Pitt. Thomson. Watts. A ...

Samuel Johnson - 1781 - 503 pages
...fancy fertile of original combinations, and at once exerted the powers of the fcholar, the reafoner, and the wit. But his knowledge was too multifarious to be always exact, and his purfuits were too eager to be always cautious. His abilities gave him an haughty confidence, which...
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A New and General Biographical Dictionary: Containing an Historical and ...

1784
...his imagination, npr clouded his pcrfpicacity. To " every work he brought a rneniory full trauglu, together " with a fancy fertile of original combinations ; and at " once exerted the powers of the fcholar, the reafoner, and " the wit. But his knowledge was too multifarious to be ,," always exaft,...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: The lives of the most eminent English ...

Samuel Johnson, John Hawkins - 1787
...not opprefled his imagination, nor clouded his perfpicacity. To every work he brought a memory full fraught, together with a fancy fertile of original...combinations, and at once exerted the powers of the fcholar, the reafoner, and the wit. But his knowledge was too multifarious to be always exact, and...
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The lives of the most eminent English poets (concluded). Miscellaneous lives

Samuel Johnson, John Hawkins - 1787
...not oppreffed his imagination, nor clouded his perfpicacity. To every work he brought a memory full fraught, together with a fancy fertile of original...combinations, and at once exerted the powers of the fcholar, the reafoner, and the wit. But his knowledge was too multifarious to be always exact, and...
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The lives of the most eminent English poets (concluded). Miscellaneous lives

Samuel Johnson, John Hawkins - 1787
...fertile of original com- / binations, and at once exerted the powers of the fcholar, the reafoner, and the wit. But his knowledge was too multifarious to be always exact, and his purfuits were too eager to be always cautious. His abilities gave him an haughty confidence, which...
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The European Magazine, and London Review, Volume 18

1790
...afancy fertile of onginalcflinbinarions; and ¡:t cnce exerted the powers of the fcholar, tlie reaibner, and the wit. But his knowledge was too multifarious to be always exaÄ, and his purluits were too eager to be always cautious. His abilities gave him a haughty confidence,...
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