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The works of the English poets. With prefaces, biographical and critical, by ... - Page 284
by English poets - 1790
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London Magazine: Or, Gentleman's Monthly Intelligencer..., Volume 1

1735
...'ertimated. ' Works of imagination excel by their allurement and delight ; by their power of attracting and detaining the attention. That book is good in vain which the reader throws away. He only is the matter who keeps the mind in plcafing captivity; whofe pages are perufed with eagernels, and in hope...
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Prefaces, Biographical and Critical, to the Works of the English Poets, Volume 3

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1779
...may commend. Works of imagination excel by their allurement and delight; by their power of attracting and detaining the attention. That book is good in vain, which the reader throws away. He only is the maftcr, who keeps the mind in pleafing captivity ; whofe pages are perufed with eagernefs, and in hope...
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The Works of the English Poets: With Prefaces, Biographical and ..., Volume 61

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1772
...commend. Works of imagination excel by their allurement and delight ; by their power of attracting and detaining the attention. That book is good in vain, which the reader throws away. He only is the matter, who keeps the mind in pleafing captivity ', whofe pages are perufed with eagernefs, and in...
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The Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets;: Dryden. Smith. Duke. King ...

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1781 - 503 pages
...commend. Works of imagination excel by their allurement and delight ; by their power of attracting and detaining the attention. That book is good in...away. He only is the mafter, who keeps the mind in pleating captivity ; whofe pages are perufed with eagernefs, and in hope of new pleafure are perufed...
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Dryden. Smith. Duke. King. Sprat. Halifax. Parnell. Garth. Rowe. Addison ...

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1781
...is good in vain, which the reader throws away. He only is the mafter, who keeps the mind in pleating captivity ; whofe pages are perufed with eagernefs,...hope of new pleafure are perufed again; and whofe conclulion is perceived with an eye of forrow, fuch as the traveller cafts upon departing day. By his...
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The Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets: With Critical ..., Volume 2

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1783
.... -\"* *. • i > ."• 'f , " "and delight'; iyy their power of attracting Jng and detaining ther attention," That book is good in vain, which the reader...away. He only is the mafter, who keeps the mind in pleating captivity; whofe pages are perafed with eagerriefs, and jh hbpe of new pleafure are perufed...
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Orlando Furioso, Volume 1

Lodovico Ariosto - Italian poetry - 1785
...eftimated. '* Works of imagination excel by their allurement and delight ; by their power of attracting and detaining the attention. That book is good in vain which the reader throws away. He only is- the matter who keeps the mind in pleating captivity; whofe pages are perufed with eagernefs, and in hope...
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The lives of the most eminent English poets

Samuel Johnson, John Hawkins - 1787
...and delight ; by their power of attracting and detaining the attention. That book is good in vaiii, which the reader throws away. He only is the mafter, who keeps the mind in pleafirig captivity ; whofe pages are perufed with eagernefs, and in hope of new pleafure are perufed...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson.LL.D..: The lives of the English poets

Samuel Johnson - 1792
...may commend. Works of imagination excel by their allurement and delight; by their power of attracting and detaining the attention. That book is good in...away. He only is the mafter, who keeps the mind in pleafing captivity - r whofe pages are perufed with eagernefs, and in hope of new pleafure are perufed...
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The Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets: Dryden. Smith. Duke. King ...

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1794
...commend. Works of imagination excel by their allurement and delight ; by their power of attracting and detaining the attention. That book is good in...mafter, who keeps the mind in pleafmg captivity ; whofe M 4 pages pages are perufed with eagernefs, and in hope of new pleafure are perufed again ; and whofe...
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