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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 Works of Samuel Johnson - Pàgina 171
per Samuel Johnson - 1816
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The World's Great Masterpieces: History, Biography, Science ..., Volum 12

1901
...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...recreation ; we desert our master, and seek for companions. that he could not show angels acting but by instruments of action ; he therefore invested them with...
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Milton's Paradise Lost ...

John Milton - 1895
...that none ever wished it longer than it is ; that its perusal is a duty rather than a pleasure ; that we read Milton for instruction, retire harassed and overburdened, and look elsewhere for recreation. This want of appreciation is no doubt partly due to want of intellect and imagination on the part of...
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Library of the World's Best Literature: A-Z

Charles Dudley Warner - 1902
...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...We read Milton for instruction, retire harassed and overbxirdened, and look elsewhere for recreation; we desert our master, and seek for companions. Another...
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The Works of Charles and Mary Lamb: Miscellaneous prose, 1798-1834

Charles Lamb, Mary Lamb - 1903
...Poets, 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...is. Its perusal is a duty rather than a pleasure." For other remarks on Milton see page 376. Page 346, line 1. So ends "King Lear." Lamb means that the...
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Lives of the English Poets: Cowley-Dryden

Samuel Johnson - 1905
...pleased.' Post, ADDISON, i6z. ' Si on lit Homere par une espece de devoir, on lit et on relit 1'Arioste harassed and overburdened, and look elsewhere for...recreation ; we desert our master, and seek for companions '. 253r /Another inconvenience of Milton's design is that it requires whe description of what cannot...
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Milton

Samuel Johnson - 1907 - 144 pàgines
...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 isj^u^jathejjian a .pleasure. We read Milton for instruction, retire harassed and overburdened, and...
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Estimations in Criticism, Volum 1

Walter Bagehot - 1908
...Coleridge 1 ' 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...is. Its perusal is a duty rather than a pleasure. . . .' — Lives of the Poets : ' Milton.' find a mystery if he wished ? Dryden more wisely remarked...
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1639-1729

Charles Wells Moulton - 1910
...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...recreation ; we desert our master and seek for companions. — JOHNSON, SAMUEL, 1779, John Milton, Lives of the English Poets. Was there ever anything so delightful...
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Readings in English Prose of the Eighteenth Century

Raymond Macdonald Alden - 1911 - 724 pàgines
...felt. Paradise Lost is one of the books which the reader admires and lays down, and forgets to take it up again. None ever wished it longer than it is. Its...recreation. We desert our master, and seek for companions. . . . * The highest praise of genius is original invention. Milton cannot be said to have contrived...
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Readings in English Prose of the Eighteenth Century

Raymond Macdonald Alden - 1911 - 724 pàgines
...felt. Paradise Lost is one of the books which the reader admires and lays down, and forgets to take it up again. None ever wished it longer than it is. Its...recreation. We desert our master, and seek for companions. . . . The highest praise of genius is original invention. Milton cannot be said to have contrived the...
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