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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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Paradise Lost, Βιβλίο 1

John Milton - 1879 - 158 σελίδες
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Sketches of eminent statesmen and writers, with other essays, Τεύχος 290,Τόμος 2

Abraham Hayward - 1880
...Johnson's Works, vol. vii. p. 142. In the " Life of Milton," vol. vi. p. 173, he says: "' Paradise Lost' is one of the books which the reader admires...is. Its perusal is a duty rather than a pleasure." denounced the devastating ambition of Napoleon, and mingled the denunciation with a sneer at the fools...

The Intellectual repository for the New Church. (July/Sept. 1817 ..., Τόμος 28

New Church gen. confer - 1881
...of learning and poetry — there is truth enough in Dr. Johnson's words, where he speaks of it as " one of the books which the reader admires, and lays down, and forgets to take up again." x It is to the dogmatic features of this poem that I would call attention. Addison refrains from noticing...

The Six Chief Lives from Johnson's Lives of the Poets: With Macaulay's "Life ...

Samuel Johnson - 1886 - 463 σελίδες
...knowledge. But original deficience cannot be supplied. The want of I human interest is always felt. Paradise Lost is one of the / books which the reader admires and lays down, and forgets tof tal£e up again. None ever wished it longer than it is. Its pejrusal is a duty rather tEan a pleasure....

Wit and Wisdom of Samuel Johnson

Samuel Johnson, George Birkbeck Norman Hill - 1888 - 323 σελίδες
...of Johnson, i. 227. of of British greatness shall be obliterated1.' Yet of Paradise Lost he writes, 'None ever wished it longer than it is. Its perusal...recreation ; we desert our master, and seek for companions V This truth, if it be a truth, most men would have hidden from themselves, and all other critics would...

A Japanese Boy

Shiukichi Shigemi - 1889 - 128 σελίδες
...Philosophical Society, vol. i. t Genie du Christianisme, terest," says the latter," is always felt. Paradise Lost is one of the books which the reader admires...We read Milton for instruction, retire harassed and overburthened, and look elsewhere for recreation : we desert our master, and look for companions."...

Select Essays of Dr. Johnson: The Rambler (Continued). The Adventurer. The Idler

Samuel Johnson - 1889
...from the sound of darkness. 1 Johnson differed from Minim in this. " None ever wished Parodist Lost longer than it is. Its perusal is a duty rather than a pleasure." — Johnson's Works, vii. 135. J Perhaps borrowed from The Rambler, No. 86. See ante vol. i , p. 169....

Milton, with an Introduction and Notes

Samuel Johnson - 1893 - 139 σελίδες
...cannot be supplied. The want of /human interest's always felt. Paradise Lost is one of the nWoK^rfnch ,the reader admires and lays down, and forgets to...retire harassed and overburdened, and look *. elsewhere for^recreation ; we desert our master, and seek for companions. ?3l/\ Another inconvenience of Milton's...

Milton's Paradise Lost ...

John Milton - 1893
...reading public in their heart of hearts is inclined to endorse Dr. Johnson's judgment, that Paradise Lost is one of the books which the reader admires and lays down and forgets to take up again ; that none ever wished it longer than it is ; that its perusal is a duty rather than a pleasure ;...

Johnson's Life of Milton, with intr. and notes by F. Ryland

Samuel Johnson - 1894
...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...We read Milton for instruction, retire harassed and over30 burdened, and look elsewhere for recreation ; we desert our master, and seek for companions....




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