Search Images Maps Play YouTube News Gmail Drive More »
Sign in
Books Books
" 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
Full view - About this book

The Quarterly Review, Volume 131

English literature - 1871
...AddisoB,' 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 and lays down, and forgets to take up again. None ever wished it longer than it is. Its pernsal is a duty rather than a pleasure.' second cantos...
Full view - About this book

Works, Volume 2

Samuel Johnson - English literature - 1838
...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 agnin. None ever wished it longer than it is. Its perusal is a duty rather than a pleasure. We read...
Full view - About this book

Penny Cyclopaedia of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful ..., Volumes 15-16

Encyclopedias and dictionaries - 1839
...Paradise Lost,' i he truth of Dr. Johnson's observation must be 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 ago. Learned poetry suits us not....
Full view - About this book

The Penny Cyclopaedia of the Society for the Diffussion of Useful ..., Volume 15

1839
...Paradise Lost,' the truth of Dr. Johnson's observation must be 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....
Full view - About this book

Lives of the English Poets: With Critical Observations on Their Works ; And ...

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1840 - 502 pages
...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...
Full view - About this book

The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.

Samuel Johnson - 1840
...original delieience cannot be supplied. The want of human interest is always felt. " Paradise Lost1' я e very numerous, and his subjects various. With his theological works I am only enough None ever wished it longer than it is. Its perusal is a duty rather than a pleasure. We read Milton...
Full view - About this book

The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: With and Essay on His Life ..., Volume 2

Samuel Johnson, Arthur Murphy - 1842
...admires and lays down, and forgets to take up again. None ever wished it longer than it is. Its penisal discourses. With Dryden we are Wandering in quest of harrassed and overliurthened, and look elsewhere for recreation; we desert our master, and Beck for...
Full view - About this book

The Living Age, Volume 279

1913
...Milton excelled. Moreover, "the substance of the narrative Is truth." And how does he sum up the result? "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 le. Its perusal is a duty rather than a pleasure." I believe that...
Full view - About this book

Illustrations of the Literary History of the Eighteenth Century ..., Volume 7

John Nichols - Authors, English - 1848
...compositions of Prior, Collins, Gray, and Akenside ; because they pronounce the Paradise Lost ' one of those books which the reader admires, and lays down, and forgets to take up again.' See Milton's Life, p. 249. " I am sure I have read, either in Dr. Johnson's works, or in the records...
Full view - About this book

Doctor Johnson: his religious life and his death...

Robert Armitage - Authors, English - 1850 - 539 pages
...number: what he writes of the Paradise Lost, he would have said of Scripture, if reverence permitted—' Its perusal is a duty rather than a pleasure. We read Milton for instruction, retire harassed and overburdened, and look elsewhere for recreation: we desert our master and seek for companions.' But,...
Full view - About this book




  1. My library
  2. Help
  3. Advanced Book Search
  4. Download EPUB
  5. Download PDF