not accustomed
Note by A Milnes to Translation of the Iliad a chapter of The Life Of Pope

Johnson is doubtless thinking of those excessive flights of praise and fulsome flattery with which the poets of the generation immediately preceding that of Pope were accustomed to return the favours of a patron. At these Johnson's anger and disgust are always loudly expressed. Cf. The Life of Dryden, almost passim.

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