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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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...poetical worth, would be told that his " Paradise Lost" is an object of forced admiration ; that " it is one of the books which the reader admires and lays down, and forgets to take up again." It is true, that the critique on the " Paradise Lost," is one of the most splendid and eloquent passages...

Essays: Biographical, Critical, and Historical; Illustrative of the ..., Τόμος 1

Nathan Drake - 1809
...poetical worth, would be told that his " Paradise Lost" is an object of forced admiration ; that " it is one of the books which the reader admires and lays down, and forgets to take up again." It i? true, that the critique on the " Paradise Lost," is one of the most splendid and eloquent passages...

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John Milton, Henry John Todd - 1809
...But original deficience cannot be fupplied. The want of human intereft is always felt. Paradife Loft is one of the books which the reader admires and lays down, and forgets to take up again. Its perufal is a duty rather than a pleafure. We read Milton for inftruftion, retire harafled and overburdened,...

Essays, Biographical, Critical, and Historical Illustrative of the ..., Τόμος 1

Nathan Drake - 1809
...poetical worth, would be told that his "- Paradise Lost" is an object of forced admiration ; that " it is one of the books which the reader admires and lays down, and forgets to take up again." It is true, that the critique on the " Paradise Lost," is one of the most splendid and eloquent passages...

Letters on Literature, Taste, and Composition, Addressed to His Son

George Gregory - 1809 - 363 σελίδες
...Johnson remarks of the Paradise Lost, "its perusal is rather a duty than a pleasure ; it is one of those books which the reader admires, and lays down and forgets to take up ag.iin." To one excellence of Milton, however, the great critic, whom I have cited, is blind. Milton...

The Works of Samuel Johnson, Τόμος 9

Samuel Johnson - 1810
...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...perusal is a duty rather than a pleasure. We read Milton foy instruction, retire harassed and overburdened, "and look elsewhere for recreation ; we desert our...

The life of Milton, and Conjectures on the Origin of Paradise Lost, by ...

William Hayley - 1810
...After displaying, in the noblest manner, many of the peculiar excellencies in the poem, he says, " its perusal is a duty rather than a pleasure ; we read Milton for instruction, retire harrassed and overburthened, and look elsewhere for recreation ; we desert our master, and seek for...

Cowley, Denham, Milton

Alexander Chalmers - 1810
...life anJ action 3 . C. ways felt. Paradise Lost is one of the books which the reader admires and hji down, and forgets to take up again. None ever wished it longer than it is. Iti perusal is a duty rather than a pleasure. We read Milton for instruction, retire harrassed and...

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Charles Caleb Colton - 1812 - 296 σελίδες
..."None ever wished it longer than it is;" that its perusal is a duty, rather than a pleasure^' that "we read Milton for instruction, retire harassed,...and overburdened, and look elsewhere for recreation ;" that " we desert our Master, and seek for companions" Were all the Doctor's criticisms conceived...

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Robert Anderson - 1815 - 639 σελίδες
...performed to Milton is weakened, by his pronouncing " Paradise Lost " " an object of forced admiration ; one of the books which the reader admires and lays down, and forgets to take up again." In his derogatory estimate of " Lycidas," that " surely no man could have fancied that he read it with...




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