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" 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. None ever wished it longer than it is. Its perusal is a duty rather than a pleasure. We read Milton for... "
The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D. - Page 173
by Samuel Johnson - 1820
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Lives

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1800
...But original deficicnce cannot be supplied. The want of human interest is always felt. Paradise Lest is one of the books which the reader admires and lays...rather than a pleasure. We read Milton for instruction, wire harassed, and overburdened, and look elsewhere for recreation ; we desert our master, and seek...
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Lives of English poets

Samuel Johnson - 1801
...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 for inftruction,...
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The works of the poets of Great Britain and Ireland. With prefaces ..., Volume 1

Great Britain - 1804
...knowledge. But original derkience cannot be suppKed. The want of human interest is alvvays felt. Paradise Lost is one of the books which the reader admires...to take up again. None ever wished it longer than ills. Its perusal is a duty rather than a pleasure. We read Milton for instruction, retire harassed,...
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An Analytical Inquiry Into the Principles of Taste

Richard Payne Knight - Aesthetics - 1805 - 471 pages
...which poetry consists. 28. It is observed by Dr. Johnson, that the Paradise Lost is one of the losks, which the reader admires and lays down, and forgets...a duty rather than a pleasure. We read Milton for istruction, retire harassed and over -burdened, and look elsewhere for recreation* !' If we dip PART...
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The Lives of the Most Celebrated English Poets, with Criticisms. Extracted ...

Samuel Johnson - 1805 - 312 pages
..." 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 peri/sal is a duty rather than a pleasure. We read Milton for instruction, retire harrassed and...
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The works of Samuel Johnson, Volume 9

Samuel Johnson - 1806
...But original deficience cannot be fupplied. The want of human inrereft 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 wilhed it longer than it is. Its perufal is a duty rather than a pleafure. We read Milton for inftruction,...
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The Literary Magazine, and American Register, Volume 5

Charles Brockden Brown - American literature - 1806
...head. For the Literary Magazine. MILTON, HIS METRE AND HIS IMITATORS. JOHNSON says, that the Paradise Lost is one of the books which the reader admires and lays down, and forgets to take up again ; that none ever wished it longer than it is ; that its perusal is a duty rather than a pleasure. We...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, Volume 10

Samuel Johnson, Arthur Murphy - English literature - 1806
...knowledge. 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 agam. None ever wished it longer than it is. Its perusal is a duty rather than a pleasure. We read...
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An Analytical Inquiry Into the Principles of Taste

Richard Payne Knight - Aesthetics - 1806 - 473 pages
...would be in fact to deprive it of its essence. 28. It is observed by Dr. Johnson, that the Paradise Lost is one of the books, which the reader admires and lays down, and forgets to • See Alison's Essays on Taste, p. 318. take up again. None ever wished it longer CHAF. than it is....
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The poetical works of John Milton, with the life of the author ..., Volumes 1-2

John Milton - 1807
...knowledge. 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...a duty rather than a pleasure. We read Milton for inttruction, retire harrassed, and overburdened, and look elsewhere for recreation ; we desert our...
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