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The Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets;: With Critical Observations on ... - Page 169
by Samuel Johnson - 1783
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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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Prefaces, Biographical and Critical, to the Works of the English Poets, Volume 3

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1779
...detaining the attention. .That book is good in vain, which the reader throws away. He only is the maftor, who keeps the mind in pleafing -captivity ; whofe pages are perufed with eagcrnefs, and in hope of new pleafure are perufed again ; and whole conclufion is perceived with an...
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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 Works of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: The lives of the most eminent English poets

Samuel Johnson, John Hawkins - English literature - 1787
...only is the mafter, who keeps the mind in pleating captivity ; whofe pages are perufed with cagernefs, and in hope of new pleafure are perufed again ; and whofe conclufion is perceived with an eye of forrow, fuch as the traveller cafts upon departing day. By his proportion of this predomination I will...
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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 the English poets. With prefaces, biographical and ..., Volume 2

English poets - 1790
...commend. Works of imagination excel by their allurement and delight ; by their power of attrafting and detaining the attention. That book is good in...away. He only is the mafter, who keeps the mind in pleafmg 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...the mafter, who keeps the mind in pleafing captivity - r whofe pages are perufed with eagernefs, and in hope of new pleafure are perufed again ; and whofe...
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The Lives of the English Poets: and a Criticism of Their Work

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1795 - 536 pages
...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...keeps the mind in pleafing captivity; whofe pages are perilled with eagerneis, and in hope of new pleafure are perufed again ; and and whofe conclufion is...
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