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" Paradise Lost is one of the books which the reader admires and lays down, and forgets to take up again. None ever wished it longer than it is. Its perusal is a duty rather than a pleasure. "
The Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets;: Cowley. Denham. Milton. Butler ... - Page 255
by Samuel Johnson - 1781 - 503 pages
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The Annual Register of World Events: A Review of the Year, Volume 22

History - 1796
...terror fuch again as human (trength and fortitude may combat. The good and evil forgets to take up Its perufal is a duty rather than a pleafure. We read Milton for inllrudion, retire barof. eternity are too ponderous for raffed and overburdened, and look the wings...
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Prefaces, Biographical and Critical, to the Works of the English Poets ...

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1779
...But original dcficience cannot be fupplied. The want of human intereft is always felt. Paradife Loft is one of the books which the reader admires and lays...a pleafure. We read Milton for inftruction, retire harraffed and overburdened, and look elfewherc for recreation ; we defert our mafter, and feek for...
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Prefaces, Biographical and Critical, to the Works of the English Poets ...

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1779
...But original cleficience cannot be fupplied. The want of human intereft is always felt. Paradife LoJ} is one of the books which the reader admires and lays down, and forgets to take up again. Its perufal 202 MILTON. is a duty rather than a pleafure. We read Milton for inftrucl:ion, retire harrafied and...
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Annual Register, Volume 22

Edmund Burke - History - 1780
...But original déficience cannot be fupplied. The want of human interelt is always felt. Paradife Loft is one of the books which the reader admires and lays...a duty rather than a pleafure. We read Milton for inftruftion, retire har-. railed and overburdened, and look elfewhere for recreation ; we defert our...
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The lives of the most eminent English poets

Samuel Johnson, John Hawkins - 1787
...But original deficience cannot be fupplied. The want of human jntereft is always felt. Paradife Loft is one of the books which the reader admires and lays down, and forgets to take up again. None ever wifhed it longer than it is. Its perufal is a duty rather than a pleafure. We read Milton...
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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
...But original deficience cannot be fupplied. The want of human intereft is always felt. Paradife Lojl is one of the books which the reader admires and lays down, and forgets to take up again. None ever wifhed it longer than it is. Its perufal is a duty rather than a pleafure. We read Milton...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson.LL.D..: The lives of the English poets

Samuel Johnson - 1792
...But original deficience cannot be fupplied. The want of human intereft is always felt. Paradife Loft is one of the books which the reader admires and lays down, and forgets to take up again. None ever wifhed it longer than it is. Its perufal is a duty rather than a pleafure. We read Milton...
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The Lives of the English Poets: and a Criticism of Their Work

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1795 - 536 pages
...But original deficience cannot be fupplied'. The want of human intereft is always felt. Paradife Loft is one of the books which the reader admires and lays...overburdened, and look elfewhere for recreation ; we delert our mafter, and feek for companions. Another inconvenience of Milton's defign, is,, that it...
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Paradise Lost: With Notes, Selected from Newton and Others, to ..., Volumes 1-2

John Milton, Samuel Johnson - 1796
...But original deficience cannot be supplied. The want of human interest is always felt. Paradise Lost is one of the books which the reader admires and lays down, and forgets to take up again. Its perusal is a duty rather than a pleasure. We read Milton for instruction, retire harrassed and overburdened,...
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The Annual Register, Or, A View of the History, Politics, and Literature for ...

History - 1796
...felt. Paradife Loft is one of the bookswhich the reader admires and lays down, and forgets to take op again. Its perufal is a duty rather than a pleafure. We read Milton for inllrudlion, retire harraflsd and overburdened, and look elfewhere for recreation ; we defert our matter,...
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