Samuel Johnson



Literatur: Johnson


A dictionary of the English language

[Lyrical. Lyrick]



LYR'ICAL. LY'RIC.   adj. [lyricus, Latin; lyrique, French.] Pertaining to an harp, or to odes or poetry sung to an harp; singing to an harp.

      All his trophies hung and acts enroll'd
In copious legend, or sweet lyrick song.                 Milton's Agonist.

Somewhat of the purity of English, somewhat of more equal thoughts,
somewhat of sweetness in the numbers; in one word, somewhat of a
finer turn, and more lyrical verse, is yet wanting.               Dryden.

      The lute neglected, and the lyrick muse,
Love taught my tears in sadder notes to flow,
And tun'd my heart to elegies of woe.                                 Pope.





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Samuel Johnson: A dictionary of the English language:
In which the words are deduced from their originals,
and illustrated in their different significations by examples from the best writers.
To which are prefixed, a history of the language, and an English grammar.
Vol. II. London: Printed by W. Strahan 1755, [p. 1238].


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