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" 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 instruction, retire harassed and overburdened,... "
The Monthly magazine - Page 120
by Monthly literary register - 1839
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The Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets: With Critical Observations on ...

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1811
...knowledge. But original dcficiencc cannot be supplied. The want of human interest is always felt. Parsfclise 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...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: With Critical Observations on His Works

Robert Anderson - Authors, English - 1815 - 639 pages
...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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The Works of Samuel Johnson, Volume 9

Samuel Johnson - English literature - 1816
...But original deficience cannot be supplied. The ( want of human interest is always felt. Paradise j Lost is one of the books which the reader admires • and lays down, and fbrge.ts to take up again. None ever wished it longer than it is. Its perusal is a duty rather than...
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The works of Samuel Johnson, Volume 6

Samuel Johnson - 1818
...universal 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 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...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.

Samuel Johnson, Arthur Murphy - English literature - 1820
...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 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...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.

Samuel Johnson - 1820
...But original deficience cannot be supplied. Thel want of human interest is always felt. Paradise V 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...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.

Samuel Johnson, Arthur Murphy - English literature - 1820
...universal knowBut 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, ajad forgets to take tap again. None ever wished it longer than it is. Its perusal is a duty rather...
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Memoirs and select remains of an only son [W.F. Durant].

Thomas Durant - Death - 1822
...paradox, or from the force of prejudice, even while doing justice to Milton's genius and learning, says, " 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 VOL. I. G this surprising. Milton, who seems...
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Memoirs and select remains of an only son [W.F. Durant].

Thomas Durant - Death - 1822
...paradox, or from the force of prejudice, even while doing justice to Milton's genius and learning, says, " 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 61 this surprising". Milton, who seems to have...
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The British poets, including translations, Volume 16

British poets - 1822
...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 and lays down, and forgets to take up again17. None ever wished it longer than it is. Its perusal is a duty rather than a pleasure. We read...
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