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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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A Japanese Boy

Shiukichi Shigemi - Botanists - 1889 - 128 pages
...Philosophical Society, vol. i. t Genie du Christianisme, terest," says the latter," is always felt. Paradise Lost is one of the books which the reader admires...We read Milton for instruction, retire harassed and overburthened, and look elsewhere for recreation : we desert our master, and look for companions."...
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Select Essays of Dr. Johnson: The Rambler (Continued). The Adventurer. The Idler

Samuel Johnson - 1889
...from the sound of darkness. 1 Johnson differed from Minim in this. " None ever wished Parodist Lost longer than it is. Its perusal is a duty rather than a pleasure." — Johnson's Works, vii. 135. J Perhaps borrowed from The Rambler, No. 86. See ante vol. i , p. 169....
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Milton, with an Introduction and Notes

Samuel Johnson - 1892 - 139 pages
...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...inconvenience of Milton's design is, that it requires 30 the description of what cannot be described, the agency of spirits. He saw that immateriality supplied...
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Milton, with an Introduction and Notes

Samuel Johnson - 1893 - 139 pages
...cannot be supplied. The want of /human interest's always felt. Paradise Lost is one of the nWoK^rfnch ,the reader admires and lays down, and forgets to...retire harassed and overburdened, and look *. elsewhere for^recreation ; we desert our master, and seek for companions. ?3l/\ Another inconvenience of Milton's...
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Milton's Paradise Lost ...

John Milton - 1893
...reading public in their heart of hearts is inclined to endorse Dr. Johnson's judgment, that 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 ;...
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Johnson's Life of Milton, with intr. and notes by F. Ryland

Samuel Johnson - 1894
...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...We read Milton for instruction, retire harassed and over30 burdened, and look elsewhere for recreation ; we desert our master, and seek for companions....
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Milton's Paradise Lost: Books I and II., Book 1

John Milton - 1896 - 112 pages
...of the Poets," considers Milton's poetry, and finally makes the terribly candid remark: " ' Paradise Lost' is one of the books which the reader admires...recreation; we desert our master, and seek for companions." Now, such may certainly be the case with many who read " Paradise Lost," but if it is, they have missed...
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Paradise Lost, Books 1-2

John Milton - 1896
...of the Poets," considers Milton's poetry, and finally makes the terribly candid remark: " ' Paradise Lost ' is one of the books which the reader admires...recreation; we desert our master, and seek for companions." Now, such may certainly be the case with many who read " Paradise Lost," but if it is, they have missed...
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Lives of Milton and Addison

Samuel Johnson, John Wight Duff - English poetry - 1900 - 209 pages
...But original deficience cannot be supplied. The Jú 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 10 ever wished it longer than it is. Its perusal is a duty rather than a pleasure. We read Milton for...
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The World's Great Masterpieces: History, Biography, Science ..., Volume 12

Literature - 1901
...knowledge. But original deficiency cannot be supplied. The want of human interest is always felt. " Paradise Lost " is one of the books which the reader admires...recreation ; we desert our master, and seek for companions. that he could not show angels acting but by instruments of action ; he therefore invested them with...
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