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"In this depreciation [by Johnson] of Churchill"s poetry I could not agree with him. It is very true that the greatest part of it is upon the topicks of the day, on which account, as it brought him great fame and profit at the time, it must proportionally slide out of the publick attention as other occasional objects succeed. But Churchill had extraordnary vigour both of thought and expression. His portraits of the players will ever be valuable to the true lovers of the drama; and his strong caricatures of several eminent men of his age, will not be forgotten by the curious. Let me add, that there are in his works many passages which are of a general nature; and his ""Prophecy of Famine"" is a poem of no ordinary merit. It is, indeed, falsely injurious to Scotland, but therefore may be allowed a greater share of invention".

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Originally published 1791.

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Accessed on 2019/09/19 00:29:38

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Boswell, James
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Life of Johnson
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Originally published 1791.

How to cite this record

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Life of Johnson
http://eured.univ-lemans.fr/dbworkshop/index.php/Detail/objects/77731
Accessed on 2019/09/19 00:29:38

Related people
Boswell, James
Related text or manuscript
Life of Johnson
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