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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 English Poets: Cowley-Dryden

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1905
...Muse.' Journal, 1827, iii. 368. 8 ' Samson Agonistes equals, if not exceeds, any of the most perfect be by long prejudice and the bigotry of learning that...encumbrance 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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John Milton: 1732-1801

John T. Shawcross - Reference - 1995 - 452 pages
...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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