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" The business of a poet," said Imlac, "is to examine not the individual but the species, to remark general properties and large appearances; he does not number the streaks of the tulip or describe the different shades in the verdure of the forest. "
An Introduction to the Most Useful European Languages ..: Select Passages ... - Page 192
by Giuseppe Baretti - 1772 - 469 pages
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The Prince of Abissinia: A Tale : in Two Volumes, Volume 1

Samuel Johnson - Ethiopia - 1759 - 165 pages
...within the circuit of thefe mountains, and yet cannot walk abroad without the fight of fomething which I had never beheld before, or never heeded." " The...not number the ftreaks of the tulip, or defcribe the different fhades in the verdure dure of ^he foreft. He is to exhibit in his portraits of nature fuch...
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The history of Rasselas, Prince of Abissinia. The vision of Theodore. The ...

Samuel Johnson, John Hawkins - 1787
...abroad without the fight of fomething which I had never beheld before, or never heeded." " The bufmefs of a poet, faid Imlac, is to examine, not the individual,...not number the ftreaks of the tulip, or defcribe the different fhades in the verdure of the foreft. He is to exhibit in his portraits of nature fuch prominent...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: Tales and visions: The history of ...

Samuel Johnson, John Hawkins - English literature - 1787
...abroad without the fight of fomething which I had never beheld before, or never heeded." " The bufmefs of a poet, faid Imlac, is to examine, not the individual,...not number the ftreaks of the tulip, or defcribe the different {hades in the verdure of the foreft. He is to exhibit in his portraits of nature fuch prominent...
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The history of Rasselas, Prince of Abissinia. The vision of Theodore. The ...

Samuel Johnson, John Hawkins - 1787
.../ " The bufinefs of a poet, faid Imlac, is to examine, not the individual, but thefpeciesj toremark general properties and large appearances; he does...not number the ftreaks of the tulip, or defcribe the different fhades in the verdure of the foreft. He is to exhibit in his portraits of nature fuch prominent...
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The Prince of Abissinia: A Tale

Samuel Johnson - Ethiopia - 1790 - 304 pages
...fomething which I had never beheld before, or never heeded." " The bufmefs of a poet," faid Imlac, ft is to examine, not the individual, but the fpecies...number the ftreaks of the tulip", or defcribe the different fhades in the verdure of the foreft. He is to exhibit in his portraits of nature fuch prominent...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson.LL.D..: A dissertation upon the Greek comedy ...

Samuel Johnson - 1792
...within the circuit of thefe mountains, and yet cannot walk abroad without the fight of fomething which I had never beheld before, or never heeded." " The...number the ftreaks of the tulip, or defcribe the, different Jthades in the verdure of the foreft. He is to exhibit in his portraits of nature fuch prominent...
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Elegant Extracts: Or, Useful and Entertaining Passages in Prose, Volume 2

Vicesimus Knox - English prose literature - 1797
...within the circuit of thefe mountains, and yet canuot walk abroad without the fight of fomething which I never, beheld before, or never heeded." " The bufinefs...not number the ftreaks of the tulip, or defcribe the different íluuics in the verdure of the forelL He is to exhibit in his portraits of nature • fuch...
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Elegant Extracts: Or, Useful and Entertaining Passages in Prose ..., Volume 2

1797 - 1120 pages
...of femething which I never beheld before, or never heeded." « The bufinefs of a poet," faid Imk, " is to examine, not the individual, but the fpecies,...properties and large appearances: he does not number the fireaks of the tulip, or describe the different (hades in the verdure of the foreft. He is to exhibit...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson

Samuel Johnson - Biography - 1801
...within the circuit of thefe mountains, and yet cannot walk abroad without the fight of fomething which I had never beheld before, or never heeded." " The...not number the ftreaks of the tulip, or defcribe the different Ihades in the verdure of the foreft. He is to exhibit in his portraits of nature fuch prominent...
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Dissertation on Greek comedy fr. Brumoy. Observations on Macbeth. Adventurer ...

Samuel Johnson - 1801
...within the circuit of thefe mountains, and yet cannot walk abroad without the fight of femething which I had never beheld before, or never heeded." " The...not number the ftreaks of the tulip, or defcribe the different fhades in the verdure of the foreft. He is to exhibit in his portraits of nature fuch prominent...
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