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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. "
An analytical inquiry into the principles of taste - Page 116
by Richard Payne Knight - 1805
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Prefaces, Biographical and Critical, to the Works of the English Poets ...

Samuel Johnson - Poets, English - 1779
...dcficience cannot be fupplied. The want of human intereft is always felt. Paradife Loft is one of the books which the reader admires and lays down, and forgets to take up again. Its perufal is a duty .rather than a pleafure. We read Milton for inftruction, retire harraffed and...
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Annual Register, Volume 22

Edmund Burke - History - 1780
...déficience cannot be fupplied. The want of human interelt is always felt. Paradife Loft is one of the books which the reader admires and lays down, and forgets to take up again. Its perufal is a duty rather than a pleafure. We read Milton for inftruftion, retire har-. railed and...
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The Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets;: With Critical Observations on ...

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1781 - 503 pages
...deficience cannot be fupplied. The want of human intereft is always felt. ParadifeLoJl is one of the books which the reader admires and lays down, and forgets to take up again. Its perufal is a duty rather than a pleafure. We read Milton for inftruction, retire harrafled and...
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The Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets: With Critical ..., Volume 2

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1783
...deficience cannot be fupplied. The want of human intereft is always felt. Paradife Loft is one of the books which the reader admires and lays down, and forgets to take up again. None ever wifhed it longer than it is. Its perufal is a duty rather than a pleafure. We read Milton for inftru&ion,...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: The lives of the most eminent English poets

Samuel Johnson, John Hawkins - English literature - 1787
...deficience cannot be fupplied. The want of human intereft is always felt. Paradife Lojl is one of the books which the reader admires and lays down, and forgets to take up again. None ever wifhed it longer than it is. Its perufal is a duty rather than a pleafure. We read Milton for inftruction,...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Together with His Life, and Notes on His ...

Samuel Johnson - Poets, English - 1787
...deficience cannot be fupplied. The want of human jntereft is always felt. Paradife Loft is one of the books which the reader admires and lays down, and forgets to take up again. None ever wifhed it longer than it is. Its perufal is a duty rather than a pleafure. We read Milton for inftruction,...
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The lives of the English poets

Samuel Johnson, Arthur Murphy - 1792
...deficience cannot be fupplied. The want of human intereft is always felt. Paradife Loft is one of the books which the reader admires and lays down, and forgets to take up again. None ever wifhed it longer than it is. Its perufal is a duty rather than a pleafure. We read Milton for inftruction,...
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The Lives of the English Poets: and a Criticism of Their Work

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1795 - 536 pages
...deficience cannot be fupplied'. The want of human intereft is always felt. Paradife Loft is one of the books which the reader admires and lays down, and forgets to take up again. Its perufal is a duty rather than a pleafure. We read Milton for inftruction, retire harrafled and...
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Paradise lost: With notes, selected from Newton and others, to ..., Volumes 1-2

John Milton, Samuel Johnson - 1796
...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. Its perusal is a duty rather than a pleasure. We read Milton for instruction, retire harrassed and...
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Lives

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1800
...deficicnce cannot be supplied. The want of human interest is always felt. Paradise Lest is one of the books which the reader admires and lays down, and forgets...a duty rather than a pleasure. We read Milton for instruction, wire harassed, and overburdened, and look elsewhere for recreation ; we desert our master,...
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