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" The want* of human interest is always felt. Paradise Lost is one of the books which the reader admires and lays down, and forgets to take up again. None ever wished it longer than it is. Its perusal is a duty rather than a pleasure. We read Milton for... "
The Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets: With Critical Observations on ... - Σελίδα 158
των Samuel Johnson - 1811
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Samuel Johnson - 1838
...knowledge. But original deficience cannot be supplied. The want of human interest is always felt. " Paradise Lost" is one of the books which the reader admires and lays down, and forgets to take up agnin. None ever wished it longer than it is. Its perusal is a duty rather than a pleasure. We read...

The Monthly magazine

Monthly literary register - 1839
...confesses, in terms frequently animadverted upon, and not calculated to be soon forgotten. " Paradise Lost is one of the books which the reader admires and lays down, and forgets to take up again. Its perusal is a duty rather than a pleasure. We read Milton for instruction, retire harassed and overburthened,...

Penny Cyclopaedia of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful ..., Τόμοι 15-16

1839
...Paradise Lost,' i he truth of Dr. Johnson's observation must be to a considerable extent allowed, that it is ' one of the books which the reader admires and lays down, and forgets to take up again.' Much of this inattention is no doubt owing to the character of this ago. Learned poetry suits us not....

The Penny Cyclopaedia of the Society for the Diffussion of Useful ..., Τόμος 15

1839
...Paradise Lost,' the truth of Dr. Johnson's observation must be to a considerable extent allowed, that it is ' one of the books which the reader admires and lays down, and forgets to take up again.' Much of this inattention is no doubt owing to the character of this age. Learned poetry suits us not....

The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.

Samuel Johnson - 1840
...original delieience cannot be supplied. The want of human interest is always felt. " Paradise Lost1' ¡я e very numerous, and his subjects various. With his...theological works I am only enough acquainted to admire lus harrassed and overburthened, and look elsewhere for recreation ; we desert our master, and seek for...

The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: With and Essay on His Life and ..., Τόμος 2

Samuel Johnson, Arthur Murphy - 1842
...But original déficience cannot be supplied. The want of human interest is always felt. " Paradise logo Wrong with one, than right with the other."...must feel at the perusal of Dryden's prefaces and penisal is a duty rather than a pleasure. We read Milton for instruction, retire harrassed and overliurthened,...

The Living Age, Τόμος 279

1913
...excelled. Moreover, "the substance of the narrative Is truth." And how does he sum up the result? "Paradise Lost is one of the books which the reader admires...take up again. None ever wished it longer than it le. Its perusal is a duty rather than a pleasure." I believe that this is, „openly- or secretly,...

The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: With an Essay on His Life and ..., Τόμος 2

Samuel Johnson, Arthur Murphy - 1846
...always felt. " Paradise Lost" i~ one of the books which the reader admires ami lays down, and forget* to take up again. None ever wished it longer than it is. Its perusal is a duly rather than a pleasure. We road Milton for instruction, retire harrassed and overburthened, and...

Illustrations of the Literary History of the Eighteenth Century ..., Τόμος 7

John Nichols - 1848
...compositions of Prior, Collins, Gray, and Akenside ; because they pronounce the Paradise Lost ' one of those books which the reader admires, and lays down, and forgets to take up again.' See Milton's Life, p. 249. " I am sure I have read, either in Dr. Johnson's works, or in the records...

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