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" But the leading vice in Burns's character, and the cardinal deformity, indeed, of all his productions, was his contempt, or affectation of contempt, for prudence, decency, and regularity ; and his admiration of thoughtlessness, oddity, and vehement sensibility;... "
The London Magazine - Pągina 558
1829
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Selections from the Essays of Francis Jeffrey

Lord Francis Jeffrey Jeffrey - 1894 - 280 pągines
...with at least as little chivalry as he had shown in producing them. But the leading vice in Burns's character, and the cardinal deformity, indeed, of all his productions, was his 5 contempt, or affectation of contempt, for prudence, decency, and regularity ; and his admiration...
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Selections from the Essays of Francis Jeffrey

Lord Francis Jeffrey Jeffrey - 1894 - 296 pągines
...with at least as little chivalry as he had shown in producing them. ^ But the leading vice in Burns's character, and the cardinal deformity, indeed, of all his productions, was his 5 contempt, or affectation of contempt, for prucjence, decency, and regularity ; and his admiration...
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Selections from the Essays of Francis Jeffrey

Lord Francis Jeffrey Jeffrey - 1894 - 282 pągines
...with at least as little chivalry as he had shown in producing them. But the leading vice in Burns's character, and the cardinal deformity, indeed, of all his productions, was his 5 contempt, or affectation of contempt, for prudence, decency, and regularity ; and his admiration...
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George Thomson: The Friend of Burns : His Life and Correspondence

James Cuthbert Hadden - 1898 - 422 pągines
...not brook the elevated rank attained by the ploughman. He tells us that " the leading vice in Burns' character, and the cardinal deformity indeed of all...of contempt for prudence, decency, and regularity." He that could thus characterise the poetry of Burns had surely read it most superficially. If he had...
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Early Critical Reviews on Robert Burns

Henry Mackenzie - 1900 - 332 pągines
...with at least as little chivalry as he had shown in producing them. But the leading vice in Burns's character, and the cardinal deformity, indeed, of...admiration of thoughtlessness, oddity, and vehement sensibility—his belief, in short, in the dispensing power of genius and social feeling in all matters...
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A Study of English and American Poets: A Laboratory Method

John Scott Clark - 1900 - 886 pągines
...as to make it, for all its dramatic power, offensive." — -JC Shairp. " The leading vice in Burns's character, and the cardinal deformity, indeed, of...of contempt, for prudence, decency, and regularity. . . . This is the very slang of the worst German plays and the lowest of our town-made novels; nor...
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Wordsworth's Literary Criticism

William Wordsworth - 1905 - 292 pągines
...the dispensation of justice — the Edinburgh reviewer thus writes : J 'The leading vice in Burns's character, and the cardinal deformity, indeed, of...affectation of contempt, for prudence, decency, and regularity,and his admiration of thoughtlessness, oddity, and vehement sensibility : his belief, in...
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English Prose: Selections, Volum 5

Sir Henry Craik - 1907 - 814 pągines
...making money as immortality by means of them. ( From the Same.) BURNS BUT the leading vice in Burns's character, and the cardinal deformity, indeed, of...belief, in short, in the dispensing power of genius and soci.il feeling, in all matters of morality and common sense. This is the very slang of the worst German...
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Robert Burns: The Critical Heritage

Donald A. Low - 1974 - 474 pągines
...the dispensation of justice — the Edinburgh reviewer thus writes :* 'The leading voice in Burns's character, and the cardinal deformity, indeed, of...feeling in all matters of morality and common sense;' adding, that these vices and erroneous notions 'have communicated to a great part of his productions...
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