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" His manner of repeating deserves to be described, though, at the same time, it defeats all power of description; but whoever once heard him repeat an ode of Horace, would be long before they could endure to hear it repeated by another. "
Annual Register - Página 284
1788
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Anecdotes of the Late Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: During the Last Twenty Years of ...

Hester Lynch Piozzi - 1786 - 306 páginas
...the fage in Raffelas, he fpoke, and attention watched his lips ; he -reafoned, and conviction clofed his periods: if poetry was talked of, his quotations...extraordinary memory. His manner of repeating deferves to be defcribed, though at the fame time it defeats all power of defcription; but whoever once heard him...
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Annual Register, Volumen28

Edmund Burke - 1788
...his quotations were ths readieil; and had he not been eminent for more folid and brilliantqualities, mankind would have united to extol his extraordinary memory. His manner of repeating deferves to be defcribed, though at the fame time it defeats all power of defcription ; but whoever once heard him...
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The British Plutarch: Containing the Lives of the Most Eminent ..., Volumen8

1791
...RafTelas, he fpoke, and attention watched his lips ; he reafoned, and conviction clofed his period*: if poetry was talked of, his quotations were the readieft...extraordinary memory. His manner of repeating deferves to be defcribed, though at the fame time it defeats all power of defcription ; but whoever once heard him...
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The Poetical Works ...: With the Life of the Author

Samuel Johnson - 1805 - 132 páginas
...poetry was talked of, his quotations were the readiest, and had he not been eminent for more solid and brilliant qualities, mankind would have united...his extraordinary memory. His manner of repeating deserves to be described, though at the same time it defeats all power of description ; but whoever...
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Rasselas: A Tale

Samuel Johnson - 1809 - 155 páginas
...poetry was talked of, his quotations were the readiest, and had he not been eminent for more solid and brilliant qualities, mankind would have united to extol his extraordinary memory." Though the vigour of his mind was almost beyond parallel, yet from early prejudices, which all his...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: With Critical Observations on His Works

Robert Anderson - 1815 - 639 páginas
...poetry was talked of, his quotations were the readiest ; and had he not been eminent for more solid and brilliant qualities, mankind would have united...his extraordinary memory. His manner of repeating deserves to be described, though, at the same time, it defeats all power of description ; but whoever...
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The Poetical Works of Samuel Johnson, L.L.D.: With an Account of the Author ...

Samuel Johnson - 1816 - 140 páginas
...poetry was talked of, his quotations were the readiest, and had he not been eminent for more solid and brilliant qualities, mankind would have united...extraordinary memory — His manner of repeating, deserves to be described, though at the same time it defeats all power of description; but whoever...
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Anecdotes of the late Samuel Johnson, LL.D. during the last twenty years of ...

Hester Lynch Piozzi - 1826 - 237 páginas
...poetry was talked of, his quotations were the readiest ; and had he not been eminent for more solid and brilliant qualities, mankind would have united...his extraordinary memory. His manner of repeating deserves to be described, though at the same time it defeats all power of description : but whoever...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: Including a Journal of His Tour to the ...

James Boswell - 1835
...poetry was talked of, his quotations were the readiest ; and had he not been eminent for more solid and brilliant qualities, mankind would have united...his extraordinary memory. His manner of repeating deserves to be described, though, at the same time, it defeats all power of description ; but whoever...
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Johnsoniana; or, Supplement to Boswell [ed. by J.W. Croker].

John Wilson Croker - 1836
...poetry was talked of, his quotations were the readiest ; and had he not been eminent for more solid and brilliant qualities, mankind would have united...his extraordinary memory. His manner of repeating deserves to be described, though, at the same time, it defeats all power of description ; but whoever...
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