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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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Bibliotheca Sacra, Τόμος 19

1862
...want of human interest is always felt. Paradise Lost is one of the books which the reader admires, lays down, and forgets to take up again. None ever...a pleasure. We read Milton for instruction, retire harrassed and overburdened, and look elsewhere for recreation ; we desert our master and seek for companions."...

The Bibliotheca Sacra and Biblical Repository, Τόμος 19

1862
...want of human interest is always felt. Paradise Lost is one of the books which the reader admires, lays down, and forgets to take up again. None ever...a pleasure. We read Milton for instruction, retire harrassed and overburdened, and look elsewhere for recreation ; we desert our master and seek for companions."...

Bibliotheca Sacra and Theological Review, Τόμος 19

1862
...want of human interest is always felt. Paradise Lost is one of the books which the reader admires, lays down, and forgets to take up again. None ever...a pleasure. We read Milton for instruction, retire harrassed and overburdened, and look elsewhere for recreation ; we desert our master and seek for companions.''...

The Christian spectator. New ser. [of The Monthly Christian ..., Τόμοι 3-4

1862
...universal consent, apply the words which that grim old censor Johnson wrote of our great epic, ' It is one of the books which the reader admires, and...up again ; none ever wished it longer than it is.' Or those which Macaulay used of Spenser's ' Fairy Queen,' ' One unpardonable fault, the fault of tediousness,...

The literary reader: prose authors, with biogr. notices &c. by H.G. Robinson

Hugh George Robinson - 1867
...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...forgets to take up again. None ever wished it longer tbau it is. Its perusal is a duty rather than a pleasure. We read Milton for instruction, retire harassed...

Biography: Or, Third Division of "The English Encyclopedia", Τόμος 4

Charles Knight - 1867
...Lost,' the truth of Dr. Johnson's observation must be however 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 Quarterly Review, Τόμος 131

1871
...Johnson's Works, vol. vii. p. 142. In the 'Life of Milton,' •vol. vi. p. 173, he had said: '" Paradise Lost" is one of the books which the reader admires...it longer than it is. Its perusal is a duty rather thau a pleasure.' second cantos of ' Childc Harold,' he awoke and found Hlmsel'" famous. These cantos...

The Quarterly Review, Τόμος 131

1871
...Johnson's Works, vol. vii. p. 142. In the 'Life of Milton,' vol. ri. p. 173, he bad said: '"'Paradise Lost" is one of the books which the reader admires...forgets to take up again. None ever wished it longer dun it is. Its perusal is a duty rather tbau a pleasure.' second second cantos of ' Childe Harold,'...

Eclectic Magazine: Foreign Literature, Τόμος 15;Τόμος 78

1872
...Johnson's Works, vol. vii. p. 142. In the "Life of Milton," vol. vi. p. 173, he had said, " ' Paradise Lost ' is one of the books which the reader admires...longer than it is. Its perusal is a duty rather than i pleasure." of us has his or her visions shadowed out." " Childe Harold," on his first appearance,...

Paradise Lost: Book I [-II]

John Milton - 1889 - 96 σελίδες
...sympathy." " 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 again. Its perusal is a duty rather than a pleasure." " Another inconvenience of Milton's design is that it...




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