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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 English poets

Samuel Johnson, Arthur Murphy - Authors, English - 1823
...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, Volume 6

Samuel Johnson - 1823
...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, Volume 5

Samuel Johnson - 1824
...hyperbole, by one of his encomiasts, that in reading "Paradise Lost" we read a book of universal knowledge. 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.: With Murphy's Essay, Volume 3

Samuel Johnson - 1825
...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...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson: Lives of the poets

Samuel Johnson - English literature - 1825
...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 Lives of the English Poets, Volume 1

Samuel Johnson - Poets, English - 1826 - 420 pages
...his encomiasts, that in reading ' Paradise Lost,' we read a book of universal knowledge. the bonks 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 Principles of English Composition: Illustrated by Examples with Critical ...

David Booth - English language - 1831 - 351 pages
...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...elsewhere for recreation : we desert our master, and look for companions." Among many other valuable remarks of Dr. Johnson on the Paradise Lost, the following,...
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The Principles of English Composition: Illustrated by Examples with Critical ...

David Booth - English language - 1831 - 351 pages
...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 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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Lives of the poets. Lives of eminent persons. Political tracts. Philological ...

Samuel Johnson, Arthur Murphy - 1834
...knowledge. But original deftcicnce 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.: Lives of the poets

Samuel Johnson - 1837
...knowledge. But original dencicnce cannot be supplied. The want of human interest is always felt. " ion was more or less favourable None ever wished it longer titan it is. Its perusal is a duty rather than a pleasure. We read Milton...
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