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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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The Churchman's shilling magazine and family treasury, conducted ..., Volume 9

Robert Hall Baynes - 1871
...means a too friendly critic of the works of the nonconformist. The theses, he remarks, " showed ft degree of knowledge, both philosophical and theological,...very few attain by a much longer course of study," and a perusal of some of the papers which have since been published enables us to confirm this opinion....
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Men of Mark: A Book of Short Biographies

Cecilia Lucy Brightwell - Biography - 1872 - 309 pages
...Latin exercises, written at this period, which, in the opinion of the most competent judges, manifest a degree of knowledge, both philosophical and theological,...very few attain by a much longer course of study. Occasionally his leisure hours were devoted to poetry, and his Latin verses were evidently the result...
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Isaac Watts: His Life and Writings, His Homes and Friends

Edwin Paxton Hood - Hymn writers - 1875 - 348 pages
...vigour or to so much purpose. His Latin essays written at this period " show," says Dr. Johnson, " a degree of knowledge both philosophical and theological,...very few attain by a much longer course of study." This verdict of Johnson is only just. One method adopted by Watts in his studies he has commended to...
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The Poets of the Church: A Series of Biographical Sketches of Hymn-writers ...

Edwin Francis Hatfield - Hymn writers - 1884 - 719 pages
...physical, metaphysical, ethical, and theological theses, is extant. Dr. Samuel Johnson says, they " show a degree of knowledge, both philosophical and theological,...very few attain by a much longer course of study." Mr. Rowe, his teacher, was the pastor of an Independent church worshiping in Girdler's Hall, on the...
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Johnson's Lives of the Poets, Volume 1

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1890
...Archbishop of Tuam. Some Latin Essays, supposed to have been written as exercises at this academy, shew a degree of knowledge, both philosophical and theological,...to Latin poetry. His verses to his brother, in the glyconick2 measure, written when he was seventeen, are remarkably easy and elegant. Some of his other...
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Lives of the English Poets: Swift-Lyttelton

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1905
...of Tuam 3. Some Latin Essays 4, supposed to have been written as exercises at this academy, shew a degree of knowledge, both philosophical and theological,...hints in his Miscellanies, a maker of verses from 6 fifteen to fifty 5, and in his youth he appears to have paid attention to Latin poetry. His verses...
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Isaac Watts Remembered

David Guy Fountain - Biography & Autobiography - 1978 - 111 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." One of the methods which Watts adopted to help his studies, was to summarise the writers upon the various...
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History & Antiquities of the Dissenting Churches - Vol. 1, Volume 1

Walter Wilson - Religion - 2001 - 576 pages
...essays, supposed to have been written as exercises at this academy, (according to Dr. Johnson) shew a degree of knowledge, both philosophical and theological,...very few attain by a much longer course of study." While at the academy, he cultivated an acquaintance with the muses; or as himself modestly expresses...
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