on poetry

September 18, 2015

Samuel Johnson by Sir Joshua Reynolds“And, Sir, as to metaphorical expression, that is a great excellence in style, when it is used with propriety, for it gives you two ideas for one; conveys the meaning more luminously, and generally with a perception of delight.”
Samuel Johnson
(September 18, 1709 – December 13, 1784)
. . . . .
portrait of Samuel Johnson by Sir Joshua Reynolds
quote in James Boswell, The Life of Samuel Johnson

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