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"[Croft"s "Life of Young, adapted by Johnson for his "Life"] has always appeared to me to have a considerable share of merit, and to display a pretty successful imitation of Johnson"s style. When I mentioned this to a very eminent literary character [Edmund Burke], he opposed me vehemently, exclaiming, ""No, no, it is not a good imitation of Johnson; it has all his pomp without his force; it has all the nodosities of the oak without its strength"". This was an image so happy, that one might have thought he would have been satisfied with it; but he was not. And setting his mind again to work, he added, with exquisite felicity, ""It has all the contortions of the Sybil, without the inspiration""."

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Originally published 1791.

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Originally published 1791.

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http://eured.univ-lemans.fr/dbworkshop/index.php/Detail/objects/80026
Accessed on 2019/09/17 14:14:51

Related place
England
Related people
Burke, Edmund
Related text or manuscript
Life of Johnson
Related place
England
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