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" The song of Comus has airiness and jollity ; but, what may recommend Milton's morals as well as his poetry, the invitations to pleasure are so general, that they excite no distinct images of corrupt enjoyment, and take no dangerous hold on the fancy. "
The works of Samuel Johnson - Page 159
by Samuel Johnson - 1806
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Paradise Lost: With Notes, Selected from Newton and Others, to ..., Volumes 1-2

John Milton, Samuel Johnson - 1796
...morals as well as his poetry, the invitations to pleasure are so general, that they excite no distinct images of corrupt enjoyment, and take no dangerous hold on the fancy. The following soliloquies of Comus and the Lady are elegant, but tedious. The song must owe much to the voice, if...
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Comus,: A Mask: Presented at Ludlow Castle 1634, Before the Earl of ...

John Milton - 1799 - 124 pages
...morals as well as his poetry, the invitations to pleasure are so general, that they excite no distinct images of corrupt enjoyment, and take no dangerous hold on the fancy. The following soliloquies of Comus and the Lady are elegant, but tedious. The song must owe much to the voice, if...
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Lives

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1800
...morals as well as his poetry, the invitations to pleasure are so general, that they excite no distinct images of corrupt enjoyment, a,nd take no dangerous hold on the fancy. The following soliloquies of Comus and the Lady are elegant, but tedious. The song must owe much to the voice, if...
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Lives of English poets

Samuel Johnson - 1801
...well as his poetry, the invitations to pleafure are fo general, . . N^ -^ that they excite no diftinct images of corrupt enjoyment, and take no dangerous...tranquillity ; and, when they have feared left their lifter fhould be in danger, and hoped that fhe is not in danger, the Elder makes a fpeech in praife...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, Volume 10

Samuel Johnson - English literature - 1806
...morals as well as his poetry, the invitations to pleasure are so general, that they excite no distinct images of corrupt enjoyment, and take no dangerous hold on the fancy. The following soliloquies of Comus and the Lady are elegant, but tedious. The song must owe much to the voice if...
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The poetical works of John Milton, with the life of the author ..., Volumes 1-2

John Milton - 1807
...morals as wll at his poetry, the invitations to pleasure are sojV" neral, that they excite no distinct images of corrupt enjoyment, and take no dangerous hold on the fancy. The following soliloquies of Comus and the Lady are elegant, hat tedious. The song must one much to the voice, if...
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Comus: A Mask

John Milton - 1808 - 89 pages
...Dr. Johnson has ohserved, his "invitations to pleasure are so general, that they excite no distinct images of corrupt enjoyment, and take no dangerous hold on the fancy. The late ingenious Mr. Headley, indie Supplement to his Select Beauties of Ancient Engtuk Poetry, 1787,'ilirects...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, Volume 9

Samuel Johnson - 1810
...well as .his poetry, the invitations to pleasure are so general, that (that they excite no distinct images of corrupt enjoyment, and take no dangerous hold on the fancy. The following soliloquies of Comus and the Lady are elegant, but tedious. The song must owe mucfc to the voice if...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, L. L. D.: In Twelve Volumes, Volume 9

Samuel Johnson - 1811
...morals as well as his poetry, the invitations to pleasure are so general, that they excite no distinct images of corrupt enjoyment, and take no dangerous hold on the fancy. The following soliloquies of Comus and the lady are elegant but tedious. The song must owe much to the voice if it...
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Biographia Dramatica: Names of dramas: M-Z. Latin plays by English authors ...

David Erskine Baker - Actors - 1812
...morals as well as his poetry, the invitations to pleasure are so general, that they excite no distinct images of corrupt enjoyment, and take no dangerous hold on the fancy. The following soliloquies of Comus and the Lady are elegant, but tedious. The song must owe much to the voice, if...
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