Cite this page: Johnson, Samuel. "Elegant." A Dictionary of the English Language: A Digital Edition of the 1755 Classic by Samuel Johnson. Edited by Brandi Besalke. Last modified: December 6, 2012. http://johnsonsdictionaryonline.com/?p=12855.
[...] Couldst thou resign the park and play content, For the fair banks of Severn or of Trent; There might’st thou find some elegant retreat, Some hireling senator’s deserted seat; And stretch thy prospects o’er the smiling land, For less than rents the dungeons of the Strand: [...]
from The Works of Samuel Johnson. LL. D. with an Essay on His Life and Genius, by Arthur Murphy, esq. Third Complete American Edition. In Two Volumes. New York: Harper & Brothers, Vol. 1, p. 547.
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