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" The plan of Paradise Lost has this inconvenience, that it comprises neither human actions nor human manners. The man and woman who act and suffer, are in a state which no other man or woman can ever know. "
The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: With Murphy's Essay - Page 274
by Samuel Johnson - 1825
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The Annual Register of World Events: A Review of the Year, Volume 22

History - 1796
...fuffier, are in a ftate which no other man or woman can ever know. The readef ' finds no tranfa&ion in which he can be engaged ; beholds no condition in which he can by any effort of imagination place himfelf; he has, therefore, little natural curiofity orVympathy. We all, indeed, feel the effefts of...
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The Critical Review: Or, Annals of Literature, Volume 47

Tobias George Smollett - English literature - 1779
...and iuifer, are in a ftatc which no other man or woman can ever know. The reader finds no tranfaflion in which he can be engaged ; beholds no condition in which he can by any effort of imagination place himfelf; he has, therefore, little natural cimoiuy or fympathyi ' We all, indeed, feel the effefts...
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Prefaces, Biographical and Critical, to the Works of the English Poets ...

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1779
...and fuffer, are in a ftate which no other man or woman can ever know. The reader finds no tranfaction in which he can be engaged ; beholds no condition in which he can by any effort of imagination place himfelf; he has, therefore, little natural curiofity or fympathy. We all, indeed, feel the effects...
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The Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets;: Cowley. Denham. Milton. Butler ...

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1781 - 503 pages
...and fuffer, are in a ftate which no other man or woman can ever know. The reader finds no tranfaction in which he can be engaged ; beholds no condition in which he can by any effort of imagination place himfelf; he has., therefore, little natural curiofity or fympathy. We all, indeed, feel the efFeifls...
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The lives of the most eminent English poets

Samuel Johnson, John Hawkins - 1787
...and fuffer, are in a ftate which no other man or woman can ever know. The reader finds no tranfacHon in which he Can be engaged ; beholds no condition...in which he can by. any effort of imagination place himfelf ; he has3 therefore, little natural curiofity or fympathy. We all, indeed, feel the effects...
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The Lives of the English Poets: and a Criticism of Their Work

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1795 - 536 pages
...and fuffer, are in a ftate which no other man or woman can ever know. The reader finds no tranfaction in which he can be engaged ; beholds no condition in which he can by any effort of imagination place himfelf ; he has, therefore, little natural curiofity or fympathy. We all, indeed, feel the effects...
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Paradise Lost: With Notes, Selected from Newton and Others, to ..., Volumes 1-2

John Milton, Samuel Johnson - 1796
...of Paradise Lost has this inconvenience, that it comprizes neither human actions nor human manners. The man and woman who act and suffer, are in a state...natural curiosity or sympathy. We all, indeed, feel the effects of Adam's disobedience; we all sin like Adam, and, like him, must all bewail our offences;...
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The Annual Register, Or, A View of the History, Politics, and Literature for ...

History - 1796
...and fuller, are in a ftate which no other man or woman can ever know. The reader finds no tranfadion in which he can be engaged ; beholds no condition in which he can by any effort of imagination place himfelf; he has, therefore, little natural curiofity or fympathy. We all, indeed, feel the effedli...
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Johnson's Lives of the the English Poets: Abridged: with Notes and Illustrations

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1797 - 239 pages
...and fuffer, are in a ftate which no other man or woman can ever know. The reader finds no tranfaction in -which he can be engaged ; beholds no condition...•which he can by any effort of imagination place himfe1f ; he has, therefore, little natural curiofity or fympathy." In the Poem itfelf, there is "...
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Lives

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1800
...inconvenience, that it comprises neitb* human actions nor human manners. The man and woman who act and suffa are in a state which no other man or woman can ever know. The reade finds no transaction in which hecan be engaged ; beholds no condition in whkl he can by any effort...
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