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" IMLAC now felt the enthusiastic fit, and was proceeding to aggrandize his own profession, when the prince cried out, "Enough! Thou hast convinced me, that no human being can ever be a poet. "
Littell's Living Age - Page 359
1888
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Johnsonian age

Maude Gillette Phillips - English literature - 1885 - 614 pages
...every delicacy of speech and grace of harmony." Here the prince, Rasselas, interrupted the old poet: " Enough ; thou hast convinced me that no human being can ever be a poet." [This last sentence is probably the best known quotation from Johnson's writings.] " Whoever thou art,...
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Letters to Dead Authors

Andrew Lang - Authors - 1886 - 256 pages
...training in all the mechanics and metaphysics of criticism might have made you exclaim, like Rasselas, ' Enough ! Thou hast convinced me that no human being can ever be a Poet.' Unhappily, you succeeded in convincing Cardinal Richelieu that to be a Poet was well within your powers,...
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Longman's Magazine, Volume 8

1886 - 726 pages
...else, in which case, ah then, it would be excellent. ' Enough,' said Rasselas, Prince of Abyssinia, ' thou hast convinced me that no human being can ever be a poet.' Mr. Halford, the author of ' Floating Flies, and how to Dress Them ' (Sampson Low), has convinced me...
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Gentleman's Magazine and Historical Review, Volume 262

Early English newspapers - 1887 - 642 pages
...and to its power and might the love and reverence of a man. " Enough ! " cries Rasselas to Imlac, " thou hast convinced me that no human being can ever be a poet." And I have convinced myself that the conditions of the sea-life in these times prohibit the most ardent...
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The Quarterly Review, Volume 166

William Gifford, Sir John Taylor Coleridge, John Gibson Lockhart, Whitwell Elwin, William Macpherson, William Smith, Sir John Murray IV, Rowland Edmund Prothero (Baron Ernle), George Walter Prothero - English literature - 1888 - 572 pages
...passage that may remind our readers of the exclamation of Rasselas to Imlac — ' Enough ! thou bast convinced me that no human being can ever be a poet.'...when an event unexpectedly occurred which changed the whole aspect of affairs. Mr. Alfred Russel Wallace, who had already in the valley of the Amazons earned...
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Doubtful Experiments in Rhyme

Price Collier - 1888 - 48 pages
...a genius; at its next to all intelligent men; and at its third to all the human race" — MALLOCK. "Enough, thou hast convinced me that no human being can ever be a poet. Proceed with thy narration." — RASSELAS. "Der Wage gleicht die grossc Welt "Das Leichte steight das...
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Aristotle on the Art of Poetry: A Lecture with Two Appendices

Arthur Octavius Prickard - Philosophy - 1891 - 196 pages
...enthusiastic fit, and was proceeding to aggrandise his own profession, when the prince cried out, ' Enough ! thou hast convinced me that no human being can ever be a poet."' — Johnson, Rasselas, chaps. 10, 11. 19 Rhet. 2, 5 (i382a2i). 20 ^pvvi^ov Kai Aur^vX.ov rrjv Tpayio&iav...
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Macmillan's Magazine, Volume 67

Literature - 1893 - 558 pages
...to read them, and Mr. Lecky's especially, without recalling the Prince of Abyssinia's despairing cry to Imlac, " Enough ! Thou hast convinced me that no human being can ever be a poet." Do all the members of the Birmingham Institute, all the undergraduates who take their degrees in the...
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A Book for the Hammock

William Clark Russell - 1893 - 352 pages
...and to its power and might the love and reverence of a man. " Enough ! " cries Easselas to Imlac, " thou hast convinced me that no human being can ever be a poet." And I have convinced myself that the conditions of the sea-life in these times prohibit the most ardent...
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Sharp's Tracts on Homoeopathy

William Sharp - Homeopathy - 1894 - 244 pages
...created him." ****** " Imlac was proceeding to aggrandize his own profession, when th prince cried out, 'Enough ! thou hast convinced me that no human being can ever be a poet, Proceed with thy narrative.' "' ' To be a poet,' said Imlac, ' is indeed very difficult.' ' So difficult,'...
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