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" He was, as he hints in his Miscellanies, a maker of verses from fifteen to fifty, and in his youth he appears to have paid attention to Latin poetry. His verses to his brother, in the glyconick measure, written when he was seventeen, are remarkably easy... "
Evangelical Biography: Or, An Historical Account of the Lives & Deaths of ... - Page 256
by Erasmus Middleton - 1816
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Lives of the English Poets: With Critical Observations on Their Works ; And ...

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1840 - 502 pages
...archbishop of Tiumi. Some Latin Essays, supposed to have been written as exercises at this academy, show a degree of knowledge, both philosophical and theological,...maker of verses from fifteen to fifty, and in his youlh he appears to have paid attention to Latin poetry. His versea to his brother, in the glyconick...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: With an Essay on His Life and ..., Volume 2

Samuel Johnson, Arthur Murphy - 1843
...archbishop of Tuam. Some Latin essays, supposed to have been written as exercises at this academy, show a degree of knowledge both philosophical and theological,...attain by a much longer course of study. He was, as he bints in his Miscellanies, a maker of verses from fifteen to fifty, and in his youth he appears to...
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The penny cyclopędia [ed. by G. Long]., Volume 27

Society for the diffusion of useful knowledge - 1843
...acquirements: — 'Some Latin essays, supposed tc have been written as exercises at his academy, show a degree of knowledge, both philosophical and theological,...as very few attain by a much longer course of study ;' and, ' In his youth he appears to have paid attention to Latin poetry : his verses to his brother,...
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Penny Cyclopaedia of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful ..., Volume 27

Encyclopedias and dictionaries - 1843
...acquirements: — 'Some Latin essays, supposed tc have been written as exercises at his academy, show a degree of knowledge, both philosophical and theological,...as very few attain by a much longer course of study ;' and, ' In his youth he appears to have paid attention to Latin poetry: his verses to his brother,...
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The Life, Times, and Correspondence of the Rev. Isaac Watts

Thomas Milner - 1845 - 734 pages
...physical, metaphysical, ethical, and theological subjects. The theses, Dr. Johnson remarks, " show a degree of knowledge both philosophical and theological,...very few attain by a much longer course of study." A few specimens of his college compositions will evince the diligence and improvement of the student....
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A New General Biographical Dictionary, Volume 12

Hugh James Rose - Biography - 1853
...dissertations upon various VOL. xii. 433 subjects, written at this academy, "shew," says Dr. Johnson, " a degree of knowledge, both philosophical and theological,...very few attain by a much longer course of study." His leisure hours seem to have been very early occupied in poetical efforts. He was, as he hints in...
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Johnson's Lives of the British poets completed by W. Hazlitt, Volume 3

Samuel Johnson - 1854
...Archbishop of Tuam. Some Latin essays, supposed to have been written as exercises at this academy, show a degree of knowledge, both philosophical and theological,...hints in his Miscellanies, a maker of verses from * " In his latter days he changed his sentiments concerning the Trinity. It is said of Johnson, I know...
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The Life and Choice Works of Isaac Watts

Isaac Watts, David Addison Harsha - 1857 - 496 pages
...residing in the academy of Mr. Rowe. These academic efforts, in the opinion of Dr. Johnson, show a degree of knowledge, both philosophical and theological,...very few attain by a much longer course of study. As a specimen of his style of composition and of thought, at this early period of his literary career,...
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School-days of Eminent Men: I. Sketches of the Progress of Education in ...

John Timbs - Biography - 1860 - 309 pages
...acquirements:—" Some Latin essays, supposed to have been written as exercises at his academy, show a degree of knowledge, both philosophical and theological,...very few attain by a much longer course of study;" and, "in his youth he appears to have paid attention to Latin poetry: his verses to his brother in...
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Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1861
...Archbishop of Tuam.' Some Latin Essays, supposed to have been written as exercises at this academy, show a degree of knowledge, both philosophical and theological, such as very few attain by a mnch longer course of study. He was, as he hints in his ' Miscellanies,' a maker of verses from fifteen...
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