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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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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,'...

The 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...

Sketches of Eminent Statesmen and Writers: With Other Essays, 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 ...

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."...




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