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" But original déficience 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. None ever wished it longer than it is. Its perusal is a duty... "
Early years and late reflections - Página 81
de Clement Carlyon - 1856
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Paradise Lost, Livro 1

John Milton - 1879 - 94 páginas
...any effort of imagination place himself; he has therefore little natural curiosity or sympathy." " But original déficience cannot be supplied. The want...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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Sketches of Eminent Statesmen and Writers: With Other Essays

Abraham Hayward - 1880
...Addison,” 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...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...
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The Intellectual repository for the New Church. (July/Sept. 1817 ..., Volume 28

New Church gen. confer - 1881
...wealth 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." 1 It is to the dogmatic features of this poem that I would call attention. Addison refrains from noticing...
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Milton's Sonnets

Alden Sampson - 1886 - 72 páginas
...express admiration for that poem without very serious qualifications. It is 'one of the books,' he says, 'which the reader admires and lays down, and forgets...is. Its perusal is a duty rather than a pleasure.' A criticism worthy of the literary editor of the Cheyenne Boomerang, and as dangerous to its projector...
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Wit and Wisdom of Samuel Johnson

Samuel Johnson - 1888 - 323 páginas
...of Johnson, i. 227. of British greatness shall be obliterated 1 .' Yet of Paradise Lost he writes, 'None ever wished it longer than it is. Its perusal...a duty rather than a pleasure. We read Milton for instruction, retire harassed and over-burdened, and look elsewhere for recreation; we desert our master,...
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Wit and Wisdom of Samuel Johnson

Samuel Johnson, George Birkbeck Norman Hill - 1888 - 323 páginas
...LifE ofJohnson, i. 227. of British greatness shall be obliterated 1 .' Yet of Paradise Lost he writes, ‘None ever wished it longer than it is. Its perusal...a duty rather than a pleasure. We read Milton for instruction, retire harassed and over-burdened, and look elsewhere for recreation; we desert our master,...
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Paradise Lost: Book I [-II]

John Milton - 1889 - 96 páginas
...place himself; he has therefore little natural curiosity or sympathy.” “But original deficience cannot be supplied. The want of human interest is...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...
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Johnson's Lives of the Poets, Volume 1

Samuel Johnson - 1890
...one of his encomiasts, that in reading " Paradise Lost," we read a book of universal knowledge. <• But original déficience cannot be supplied. The want...a duty rather than a pleasure. We read Milton for instruction, retire harrassed and overburdened, and look elsewhere for recreation ; we desert our master,...
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Milton's Paradise Lost ...

John Milton - 1893
...general 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; that...
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Milton, with an Introduction and Notes

Samuel Johnson - 1893 - 139 páginas
...deficience cannot be supplied. The want of n interest ¿s always felt Paradise Lost is one of the —— - - admires- and lays down, and forgets to take up again. None ever wished it longer than it is. Its ¿rusal is a duty rather than a pleasure. We read Milton for inst¿¿¿n, retire harassed and overburdened,...
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