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" Regained has been too much depreciated, Samson Agonistes has in requital been too much admired. It could only be by long prejudice, and the bigotry of learning, that Milton could prefer the ancient tragedies, with their encumbrance of a chorus, to the... "
The Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets;: With Critical Observations on ... - Page 256
by Samuel Johnson - 1783
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Lives of the most eminent English poets, with critical ..., Volume 1

Samuel Johnson - 1854
...received universal praise. If ' Paradise Regained ' has been too much depreciated, 'Samson Agonistes' has in requital been too much admired. It could only...of a chorus, to the exhibitions of the French and English stages ; and it is only by a blind confidence in the reputation of Milton that a drama can...
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Johnson's Lives of the British poets completed by W. Hazlitt, Volume 2

Samuel Johnson - 1854
...and received universal praise. If Paradise Regained has been too much depreciated, Samson Agonistes has in requital been too much admired. It could only...of a chorus, to the exhibitions of the French and English stages ; and it is only by a blind confidence in the reputation of Milton, that a drama can...
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Merope: A Tragedy, Volume 1

Matthew Arnold - English drama - 1858 - 138 pages
...arose, to show that the Greeks used it; it is necessary to show that it is effective. Johnson says, that "it could only be by long prejudice and the bigotry...of a chorus, to the exhibitions of the French and English stages:" and his tragedy of Irene sufficiently proves that he himself, in his practice, adopted...
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The Lives of the English Poets: cowley. Denham. Milton. Butler. Rochester ...

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1858
...depreciated, "Sampson Agonistes" has in requital been too much admired. It could only be by long prej udice, and the bigotry of learning, that Milton could prefer the ancient tragedies, with their incumbrance of a chorus, to the exhibitions of the French and English stages; and it is only by a blind...
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The literary reader: prose authors, with biogr. notices &c. by H.G. Robinson

Hugh George Robinson - 1867
...claimed and received universal praise. If Paradise Regained has been too much depreciated, Samson AgwiwAu has in requital been too much admired. It could only...of a chorus, to the exhibitions of the French and English stages ; and it is only by a blind confidence in the reputation of Milton that a drama can...
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A Critical Dictionary of English Literature and British and ..., Volume 2

Samuel Austin Allibone - American literature - 1882
...Cumberland, (quoted po*t.) "If 'Paradise Regained' has been too much depreciated, 'Samson Agonlstes" has. fn requital, been too much admired. It could only be...the bigotry of learning that Milton could prefer the am-lent tragedies, with the- encumbrance of a chorus, to the exhibition* of the French an<i Enclish...
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Milton, with an Introduction and Notes

Samuel Johnson - 1892 - 139 pages
...and received universal praise. If Paradise Regained has been too much depreciated, Sampson Agonistes has in requital been too much admired. It could only...that Milton could prefer the ancient tragedies, with 20 their encumbrance of a chorus, to the exhibitions of the French and English stages ; and it is only...
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Johnson's Life of Milton, with intr. and notes by F. Ryland

Samuel Johnson - 1894
...received universal praise. If " Paradise Regained " has been too much depreciated, " Samson Agonistes " has in requital been too much admired. It could only...of learning, that Milton could prefer the ancient 30 tragedies, with their encumbrance of a chorus, to the exhibitions of the French and English stages...
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Studies in the Evolution of English Criticism

Laura Johnson Wylie - Criticism - 1894 - 212 pages
...remorselessly applied its accepted standard to the works of antiquity and of its contemporaries. " It could only be by long prejudice and the bigotry...learning that Milton could prefer the ancient tragedies, 1 V Evolution des Genres, I. 177, 178. with their incumbrance of a chorus, to the exhibitions of the...
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Lives of Milton and Addison

Samuel Johnson, John Wight Duff - English poetry - 1900 - 209 pages
...received universal praise. If 'Paradise Regained' has been too much depreciated, ' Samson Agonistes ' has in requital been too much admired. It could only be by long prejudice stages ; and it is only by a blind confidence in the reputation of Milton that a drama can be praised...
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