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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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Biographia Dramatica: Or, A Companion to the Playhouse: Containing ..., Volume 3

David Erskine Baker - English drama - 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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Names of dramas: M-Z. Latin plays by English authors. Oratorios. Appendix to ...

David Erskine Baker - English drama - 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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The works of Samuel Johnson, Volume 6

Samuel Johnson - 1818
...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 arc elegant, but tedious. The song must owe much to the voice if...
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Areopagitica: A Speech to the Parliament of England, for the Liberty of ...

John Milton - Freedom of the press - 1819 - 311 pages
...recommend MILTON'S Morals, " as well as his Poetry, they are so general that they excite no " distinct images of corrupt enjoyment, and take no dangerous " hold on the fancy." This rare excellence might probably be traced to bis fondness for the doctrines of Plato. Had all Johnson's...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.

Samuel Johnson - 1820
...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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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.

Samuel Johnson, Arthur Murphy - English literature - 1820
...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 Jady ate elegant, but tedious. The song must owe much to the voice if...
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The British poets, including translations, Volume 16

British poets - 1822
...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 Coraus and the Lady are elegant, but tedious. The song must owe much to the voice if...
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The lives of the English poets

Samuel Johnson, Arthur Murphy - Authors, English - 1823
...Lady are elegant, but tedious. The song must owe much to the voice if it ever can delight. At last the Brothers enter with too much tranquillity ; and, when they have feared lest their sister should be in danger, and hoped that she is not in danger, the Elder makes a speech...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: With Murphy's Essay, Volume 3

Samuel Johnson - 1825
...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 Coraus and the Lady are elegant, but tedious. The song must owe much to the voice if...
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The works of Samuel Johnson [ed. by F.P. Walesby].

Samuel Johnson - 1825
...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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