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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... "
Remarks on Secular & Domestic Architecture, Present & Future - Página 293
por Sir George Gilbert Scott - 1857 - 285 páginas
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Practical Education, Volumen1

Maria Edgeworth - 1801
...in writing ; but " the calm phi" losophy, the careless inimitable beauties of his friend " and rival Hume, often forced him to close the volume " with a mixed sensation of delight and despair." From this testimony we may judge, that a simple style appears to the best judges to be more difficult...
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The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Volumen8

Edward Gibbon - 1805
...footsteps: the calm philosophy, the careless inimitable beauties of his friend and rival, often forced me to close 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 Port Folio

1809
...footsteps: the calm philosophy, the careless inimitable beauties of his friend and rival, often forced me to close the volume with a mixed sensation of delight and despair." DR. JOHNSON, a high and commanding authority, objects to the Gallicisms, which, he avers, sometimes...
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The Port folio, by Oliver Oldschool, Volumen1

1809
...footsteps: the calm philosophy, the careless inimitable beauties of his friend and rival, often forced me to close the volume with a mixed sensation of delight and despair." DR. JOHNSON, a high and commanding authority, objects to the Gallicisms, which, he avers, sometimes...
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Practical Education

Maria Edgeworth, Richard Lovell Edgeworth - 1811
...calm philosophy, the care" less, inimitable beauties of my friend and rival " Hume, often forced me to close the volume " with a mixed sensation of delight and despair." From this testimony we may judge, that a simple style appears to the best judges to be more difficult...
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The Miscellaneous Works of Edward Gibbon, Esq: With Memoirs of His ..., Volumen1

Edward Gibbon - 1814
...footsteps: the calm philosophy, the careless inimitable beauties of his friend and rival, often forced me to close 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 the Life and Writings of Edward Gibbon, Esq, Volumen1

Edward Gibbon - 1825
...footsteps ; the calm philosophy, the careless inimitable beauties of his friend and rival, often forced me to close 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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Autobiography: A Collection of the Most Instructive and Amusing ..., Volumen14

1830
...footsteps ; the calm philosophy, the careless inimitable beauties of his friend and rival, often forced me to close 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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History of the revolution in England in 1688, comprising a view of ..., Volumen1

sir James Mackintosh - 1834
...footsteps. The calm philosophy, the careless inimitable beauties of his friend and rival, often forced me to close the volume with a mixed sensation of delight and despair." Upon this passage in the Memoirs of Gibbon the reviewer makes the following observation : — " The...
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History of the Revolution in England in 1688: Comprising a View of the Reign ...

Sir James Mackintosh - 1834 - 403 páginas
...footsteps. The calm philosophy, the careless inimitable beauties of his friend and rival, often forced me to close the volume with a mixed sensation of delight and despair." Upon this passage in the Memoirs of Gibbon the reviewer makes the following observation : — " The...
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