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" All the faculties of Burns's mind were, as far as I could judge, equally vigorous ; and his predilection for poetry was rather the result of his own enthusiastic and impassioned temper, than of a genius exclusively adapted to that species of composition.... "
The Printing machine (or, Companion to the library) [ed. by J.H.L. Hunt]. - Page 21
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The works of Robert Burns; with an account of his life, and a ..., Volume 1

Robert Burns - 1800 - 424 pages
...favoured moments. But all the faculties of Burns' mind were, as far as I could judge, equally"vigorous ; and his predilection for poetry, was rather the result...impassioned temper, than of a genius exclusively adapted adapted to that species of composition. From his conversation I should have pronounced him to be fitted...
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The Edinburgh Review: Or Critical Journal, Volume 48

1828 - 722 pages
...volitions. Professor Stewart says of him, with some surprise : ' All ' the faculties of Burns's mind were, as far as I could judge, ' equally vigorous...From his conversation I should have pronounced him to bo * fitted to excel in whatever walk of ambition be bad chosen to ' exert his abilities.' But this,...
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The works of Robert Burns; with an account of his life, and a ..., Volume 1

Robert Burns - 1806 - 422 pages
...and the occasional inspirations of their more favoured moments. But all the faculties of Burns's mind were, as far as I could judge, equally vigorous; and...in whatever walk of ambition he had chosen to exert his abilities. " Among the subjects on which he was accustomed to dwell, the characters of the individuals...
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Life of Torquato Tasso: With an Historical and Critical Account of ..., Volume 1

John Black - 1810 - 460 pages
...is true in ge-' neral of every great poetical genius. " All the faculties of Burns's mind (says he) were, as far as I could judge, equally vigorous; and...exclusively adapted to that species of composition." -fOf these Discourses I intended to give some analysis; but they are written with such condensation...
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The Works of Robert Burns: With an Account of His Life , and a ..., Volume 1

Robert Burns - 1813 - 422 pages
...and the occasional inspirations of their more favoured moments. But all the faculties of Burns's mind were, as far as I could judge, equally vigorous; and...excel in whatever walk of ambition he had chosen to ex- ert his abilities. " Among the subjects on which he was accustomed to dwell, the characters of...
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The Works of Robert Burns: With an Account of His Life, and a ..., Volume 1

Robert Burns, James Currie - Scotland - 1820 - 484 pages
...inspirations of their more favored moments. But all the faculties of Burns's mind were, as far as J could judge, equally vigorous ; and his predilection...exclusively adapted to that species of composition. From his conrersation I should have pronounced him to be fitted to excel in whatever walk of ambition he had...
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Lives of Eminent Scotsmen, Volume 1

Joseph Robertson, Society of Ancient Scots - Poets, Scottish - 1821 - 414 pages
...reason to agree with Professor Stewart, that " his predilection for poetry was rather the result of an enthusiastic and impassioned temper, than of a genius...exclusively adapted to that species of composition." The late Dr. Robertson, the historian, used to say that his prose compositions seemed to him even more...
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Lives of Scottish poets [ed. by A. Sempil]. 3 vols. [in 6 pt.].

Society of ancient Scots - 1821 - 226 pages
...reason to agree with Professor Stewart, that " his predilection for poetry was rather the result of an enthusiastic and impassioned temper, than of a genius...exclusively adapted to that species of composition." The late Dr. Robertson, the historian, used to say that his prose compositions seemed to him even more...
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Lives of Scottish Poets: With Ports. and Vignettes, Volume 1

Joseph Robertson - Poets, Scottish - 1822 - 414 pages
...reason to agree with Professor Stewart, that " his predilection for poetry was rather the result of an enthusiastic and impassioned temper, than of a genius...exclusively adapted to that species of composition." The late Dr. Robertson, the historian, used to say that his prose compositions seemed to him even more...
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Lives of Scottish Poets, Volume 1

Joseph Robertson, Society of Ancient Scots, London - Authors, Scottish - 1822 - 458 pages
...with Professor Stewart, that " his predilection for poetry was rather the result of an entbusiastic and impassioned temper, than of a genius exclusively adapted to that species of composition." The late Dr. RoberUon, the historian, used to say that his prose compositions seemed to him even more...
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