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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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The Lives of the English Poets, Volume 1

Samuel Johnson - Poets, English - 1826 - 420 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 mast owe much to the voice if...
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Paradise Lost: A Poem

John Milton - 1833 - 351 pages
...morals as well as his poetry, the invitations to poetry are so general, that they excite no distinct images of corrupt enjoyment, and take no dangerous hold on the fancy. « The soliloquies of Comus are elegant, but tedious; and we cannot but remark that, unless they are delivered...
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Lives of the poets. Lives of eminent persons. Political tracts. Philological ...

Samuel Johnson, Arthur Murphy - 1834
...for amusement after the fatigue of study.— H. are so general, that they excite no distinct ¡mases 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, LL. D.: Lives of the poets

Samuel Johnson - 1837
...the Lady arc 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 Young men's magazine, Volume 3

British and foreign young men's society - 1839
...though it incites to pleasure it does so in such general terms that its invitations " excite no distinct images of corrupt enjoyment, and take no dangerous hold on the fancy." It emulates the sweetness of Anacreon, but then the sweetness is innoxious. It briefly mentions the...
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Lives of the English Poets: With Critical Observations on Their Works ; And ...

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1840 - 502 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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John Milton: A Biography, Especially Designed to Exhibit the Ecclesiastical ...

Cyrus R. Edmonds - 1851 - 251 pages
...morals as well as his poetiy, 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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Paradiso perduto di Milton

John Milton - English poetry - 1852
...morals as well as his poetry, the invitations to poetry are so general, that they excite no distinct images of corrupt enjoyment, and take no dangerous hold on the fancy. « The soliloquies of Comus are elegant, but tedious; and we cannot but remark that, unless they are delivered...
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Lives of the most eminent English poets, with critical ..., Volume 1

Samuel Johnson - 1854
...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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Johnson's Lives of the British poets completed by W. Hazlitt, Volume 2

Samuel Johnson - 1854
...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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