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" ... whether it be that every other kind of knowledge is an acquisition gradually attained, and poetry is a gift conferred at once ; or that the first poetry of every nation surprised them as a novelty, and retained the credit by consent which it received... "
Elegant Extracts: Or, Useful and Entertaining Passages in Prose: Selected ... - Página 884
1797 - 1120 páginas
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The Works of Samuel Johnson.LL.D..: A dissertation upon the Greek comedy ...

Samuel Johnson - 1792
...tained, and poetry is a gift conferred at once ; or that the firfl poetry of every nation furprifcd them as a novelty, and retained the credit by confent...which are always the fame, the firft writers took poflcffion of the moft ftriking objects for defcription, and the moft probable occurrences for fiction,...
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Elegant Extracts: Or, Useful and Entertaining Passages in Prose, Volumen2

Vicesimus Knox - 1797
...poets are confidered as the beft : whether it be that every other kind of knowledge is an acquifition gradually attained, and poetry is a gift conferred...as the province of poetry is to defcribe nature and paflion, which are always the fame, the firft writers took pofleflion of the moft ftriking objeils...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson

Samuel Johnson - 1801
...poets are confidered as the beft : whether it be that every other kind of knowledge is an acquifition gradually attained, and poetry is a gift conferred...firft : or whether, •as the province of poetry is to deicribe Nature and Paffion, which are always the fame, the firft writers took poffeffion of the moft...
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The Beauties of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Consisting of Maxims and Observations ...

Samuel Johnson - 1804 - 394 páginas
...34*. POETS AND POETRY. In almost all countries, the most ancient poets are considered as the best. Whether it be that every other kind of knowledge is...and poetry is a gift conferred at once, or that the first poetry of every nation surprised them as a novelty, and retained the credit by consent, which...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.

Samuel Johnson - 1806
...me with wonder, that, in almost all countries, the most ancient poets are considered as the best : whether it be that every other kind of knowledge is...and poetry is a gift conferred at once ; or that the first poetry of every nation surprised them as a novelty, and retained the credit by consent which...
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Rasselas: A Tale

Samuel Johnson - 1809 - 155 páginas
...fills me with wonder, that, in almost all countries, the most ancient poets are considered as the best: whether it be that every other kind of knowledge is...and poetry is a gift conferred at once; or that the first poetry of every nation surprised them as a novelty, and retained the credit by consent which...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: With An Essay on His Life and ..., Volumen3

Samuel Johnson - 1810
...me with wonder, that, in almost all countries, the most ancient poets are considered as the best : whether it be that every other kind of knowledge is...and poetry is a gift conferred at once ; or that the first poetry of every nation surprised them as a novelty, and retained the credit by consent which...
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Rasselas, Prince of Abissinia: A Tale

Samuel Johnson - 1810 - 184 páginas
...me with wonder, that, in almost all countries, the most ancient poets are considered as the best : whether it be that every other kind of knowledge is...and poetry is a gift conferred at once ; or that the first poetry of every nation surprised them as a novelty, and retained the credit by consent which...
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The History of Rasselas, Prince of Abissinia

Samuel Johnson, Francis William Blagdon - 1811 - 234 páginas
...me with wonder, that, in almost all countries, the most ancient poets are considered as the best : whether it be that every other kind of knowledge is...and poetry is a gift conferred at once ; or that the first poetry of every nation surprised them as a novelty, and retained the credit by consent •which...
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Rasselas, Prince of Abissinia: A Tale

Samuel Johnson - 1811 - 179 páginas
...the most ancient poets arc considered as the best: whether it be that every other kind of knov, ledge is an acquisition gradually attained, and poetry is a gift conferred at once; or that the first poctiy of every nation surprized them as a novelty, and retained the credit by consent which...
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