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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 poetical works of John Milton

John Milton - 1855 - 748 pages
...as well as his poetry, the invitations to pleasure вге м> 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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Milton's Comus: Uebersetzt und mit einer erläuternden abhandlung begleitet

John Milton - 1860 - 69 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." Фае gactum, bafe unö fein ЬеиШфее S3ííb von ben wüften 2lu^weífungen beó ßomuo gegeben...
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Milton's Comus, L'allegro, and Il Penseroso: With Numerous Illustrative Notes &c

John Milton, John Hunter - 1864 - 96 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, hut tedious. The song must owe much to the voice, if...
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Milton, with an Introduction and Notes

Samuel Johnson - 1892 - 139 pages
...as well as his poetry, the 30 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 Life of Milton, with intr. and notes by F. Ryland

Samuel Johnson - 1894
...as well as his poetry, the 10 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 of Milton and Addison

Samuel Johnson, John Wight Duff - English poetry - 1900 - 209 pages
...the 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 5 that she is not in danger, the elder makes a speech...
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Lives of the English Poets: Cowley-Dryden

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1905
...morals as well as his poetry, the invitations 1 to pleasure are so general that they excite no distinct images of ; corrupt enjoyment, and take no dangerous hold on the fancy. 200 The following soliloquies of Comus and the Lady are elegant, but tedious. The song 4 must owe much...
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Milton

Samuel Johnson - 1907 - 144 pages
...as well as his poetry, the invita' 5 tigns 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 10 voice,...
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Variorum Commentary on the Poems of John Milton: The Minor ..., Volume 2, Part 3

A. S. P. Woodhouse, Douglas Bush - Literary Criticism - 1972 - 409 pages
...and jollity. . . .The following soliloquies of Comus and the Lady are elegant, but tedious.' '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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John Milton: 1732-1801

John T. Shawcross - Reference - 1995 - 452 pages
...listen 'unreproved,' because his 'invitations to pleasure are so general, that they excite no distinct images of corrupt enjoyment, and take no dangerous hold on the fancy.'* * Dr. Johnson, in his Lift of Milton. 87. Penn on Samson Agonistes 1798 Extract from John Penn, Critical,...
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