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" Works of imagination excel by their allurement and delight ; by their power of attracting and detaining the attention. That book is good in vain, which the reader throws away. He only is the master, who keeps the mind in pleasing captivity... "
London Magazine: Or, Gentleman's Monthly Intelligencer... - Page 121
1735
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The Works of the English Poets: With Prefaces, Biographical and ..., Volume 61

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1772
...parts, may be fubducted from the whole, and the reader may be weary, though the critick may commend. Works of imagination excel by their allurement and...away. He only is the matter, who keeps the mind in pleafing captivity ', whofe pages are perufed with eagernefs, and in hope of new pleafure are perufed...
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Prefaces, Biographical and Critical, to the Works of the English Poets, Volume 3

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1779
...parts;. may be fubducted from the whole, and the reader may be wearyj though the crifick maycommend. Works of imagination. excel by their allurement and...vain, which the reader throws away. He only is the maftor, who keeps the mind in pleafing -captivity ; whofe pages are perufed with eagcrnefs, and in...
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The Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets;: Dryden. Smith. Duke. King ...

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1781 - 503 pages
...parts, may be fubdudted from the whole, and the reader may be weary, though the critick may commend. Works of imagination excel by their allurement and...vain, which the reader throws away. He only is the mafter, who keeps the mind in pleating captivity ; whofe pages are perufed with eagernefs, and in hope...
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The Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets: With Critical ..., Volume 2

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1783
.... -\"* *. • i > ."• 'f , " "and delight'; iyy their power of attracting Jng and detaining ther attention," That book is good in vain, which the reader throws away. He only is the mafter, who keeps the mind in pleating captivity; whofe pages are perafed with eagerriefs, and jh hbpe...
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The Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets;: With Critical ..., Volume 2

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1783
...parts, may be fubducted from the whole, and the reader may be weary, though the critick may commend. Works of imagination excel by their allurement and delight ; by their power of attracting ing and detaining the attention. That book is good in vain, which the: reader throws away. He only...
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Orlando Furioso, Volume 1

Lodovico Ariosto - Italian poetry - 1785
...who thus defcribes that general effect from which the power of every poet ought to be eftimated. '* Works of imagination excel by their allurement and...away. He only is- the matter who keeps the mind in pleating captivity; whofe pages are perufed with eagernefs, and in hope of new pleafure are perufed...
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The lives of the most eminent English poets

Samuel Johnson, John Hawkins - 1787
...parts, may be fubducted from the whole, and the reader may be weary, though the critick may coni mend. Works of imagination excel by their allurement and...and detaining the attention. That book is good in vaiii, which the reader throws away. He only is the mafter, who keeps the mind in pleafirig captivity...
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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
...parts, may be fubdu&ed from the whole, and the reader may be weary, though the critick may com fnend. Works of imagination excel by their allurement and...attracting and detaining the attention. That book is good hi vairf, which the reader thf ows away. He only is the mafter, who keeps the mind in pleating captivity...
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The works of the English poets. With prefaces, biographical and ..., Volume 2

English poets - 1790
...parts may be fubdufted from the whole, and the reader may be weary, though the critick may commend. Works of imagination excel by their allurement and delight ; by their power of attrafting and detaining the attention. That book is good in vain, which the reader throws away. He...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson.LL.D..: The lives of the English poets

Samuel Johnson - 1792
...parts may be fubducted from the whole, and the reader may be weary, though the critick may commend. Works of imagination excel by their allurement and...vain, which the reader throws away. He only is the mafter, who keeps the mind in pleafing captivity - r whofe pages are perufed with eagernefs, and in...
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