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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 - Pągina 171
per Samuel Johnson - 1816
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The Quarterly Review, Volum 131

1871
...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 perusal is a duty rather thau a pleasure.' second cantos of ' Childc Harold,' he awoke and found Hlmsel'" famous. These cantos...
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The Eclectic Magazine: Foreign Literature, Volum 15;Volum 78

1872
...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 perusal is a duty rather than i pleasure." of us has his or her visions shadowed out." " Childe Harold," on his first appearance,...
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Sketches of Eminent Statesmen and Writers: With Other Essays

Abraham Hayward - 1880
...he 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." denounced the devastating ambition of Napoleon, and mingled the denunciation with a sneer at the fools...
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Wit and Wisdom of Samuel Johnson

Samuel Johnson, George Birkbeck Norman Hill - 1888 - 323 pągines
...of Johnson, i. 227. of of British greatness shall be obliterated1.' Yet of Paradise Lost he writes, 'None ever wished it longer than it is. Its perusal...recreation ; we desert our master, and seek for companions V This truth, if it be a truth, most men would have hidden from themselves, and all other critics would...
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A Japanese Boy

Shiukichi Shigemi - 1889 - 128 pągines
...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 overburthened, and look elsewhere for recreation : we desert our master, and look for companions."...
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Select Essays of Dr. Johnson: The Rambler (Continued). The Adventurer. The Idler

Samuel Johnson - 1889
...from the sound of darkness. 1 Johnson differed from Minim in this. " None ever wished Parodist Lost longer than it is. Its perusal is a duty rather than a pleasure." — Johnson's Works, vii. 135. J Perhaps borrowed from The Rambler, No. 86. See ante vol. i , p. 169....
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Milton, with an Introduction and Notes

Samuel Johnson - 1892 - 139 pągines
...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...inconvenience of Milton's design is, that it requires 30 the description of what cannot be described, the agency of spirits. He saw that immateriality supplied...
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Milton, with an Introduction and Notes

Samuel Johnson - 1893 - 139 pągines
...always felt. Paradise Lost is one of the nWoK^rfnch ,the reader admires and lays down, and forgets to take up again. None ever wished it longer than...retire harassed and overburdened, and look *. elsewhere for^recreation ; we desert our master, and seek for companions. ?3l/\ Another inconvenience of Milton's...
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Milton's Paradise Lost ...

John Milton - 1893
...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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Johnson's Life of Milton, with intr. and notes by F. Ryland

Samuel Johnson - 1894
...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 over30 burdened, and look elsewhere for recreation ; we desert our master, and seek for companions....
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