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The Works of the English Poets: With Prefaces, Biographical and Critical - Page 90
by Samuel Johnson - 1781
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Dryden. Smith. Duke. King. Sprat. Halifax. Parnell. Garth. Rowe. Addison ...

Samuel Johnson - 1781
...dignity, and taught innocence not to be afhamed. This is an elevation of literary chara&er, above all Greek, above all Roman fame. No greater felicity can...indecency, and wit from licentioufnefs ; of having taught a fucceflion of writers to bring elegance and gaiety to the aid of goodnefs ; and, if I may ufe expreffions...
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Prefaces, Biographical and Critical, to the Works of the English Poets, Volume 5

Samuel Johnson - 1781
...taught innocence not to .be afhamed. This 5? am elevation of literary. character, above all Gretk, above all Roman fame. No greater felicity can genius attain than that of having purified intellectual ple.a^ ftire, feparated mirth from indecency, , •and wit from lieentioufnefs ; of having taught a...
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prefaces, biographical and critical, to the works of the english poets.

samuel johnson - 1781
...Roman fame. Nogreater felicity can genius attain than that of having purified intdle&ual pleafare, feparated mirth from indecency,.' and wit from licentioufnefs ; of having taught a fucceffion of writers to bring elegance and gaiety to the aid of goodnefs; *. and, if I may ufe expreffions...
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The Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets;: With Critical ..., Volume 2

Samuel Johnson - 1783
...dignity, and taught innocence not to be afhamed. This is an elevation of literary character, above all Greek, above all Roman fame. No greater felicity can...pleafure, feparated mirth from indecency, and wit from licentioufuefs | of having taught a fucccffipn of writers to bring elegance and gaiety to the aid of...
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The British Plutarch: Containing the Lives of the Most Eminent ..., Volume 5

1791
...of literary character, abive all Greek, above ail Raman fame. No greater felicity can genius attnin than that of having purified intellectual pleafure, feparated mirth -from indecency, and wit from licentioufntfs ; of having taught a fucceffion of writers to biing elegance and gaiety to the aid of...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson.LL.D..: The lives of the English poets

Samuel Johnson - 1792
...dignity, and taught innocence not to be afhamed. This is an elevation of literary chara&er, " above all Greek, " above all Roman fame." No greater felicity...indecency, and wit from licentioufnefs; of having taught a fucceffion of writers to bring elegance and gaiety to the aid of goodnefs: and, if I may ufe expreffions...
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A New and General Biographical Dictionary: Containing an ... Account of the ...

1793
...taught innocence not to be a(hamed. This is an elevation of literary character, " above all Creek, above all Roman fame." No greater felicity can genius...pleafure, feparated mirth from indecency, and wit fromlicentioufnefs; of having taught afucce(on of writers to bring elegance and gaiety to the aid...
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The New annual register, or General repository of history, politics, and ...

1793
...not to be aihamed. This is an elevation of literary cha' racter, above all Greek, above off fairton fame. No greater felicity can genius attain than that of having purified intellectual plcafurc, fepar-ated mirth from indecency, .and wit from liccntioufnefs ; of having taught afuccefiion...
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A New and General Biographical Dictionary: Containing an Historical and ...

1798
...dignity, and taught innocence not to be afhamed. This is an elevation of literary character, " above all greek, above all roman fame." No greater felicity...and wit from licentioufnefs -, of having taught a fucceffion of writers to bring elegance and gaiety to the aid of goodnefs ; and, to ufe expreflions...
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Lives

Samuel Johnson - 1800
...to- be ashamed, fhis is an elevation of literary character, " above all Greek, above all Ro- ' I* man fame." No greater felicity can genius attain than that of having purified intellectual pleasure, sepatated mirth from indecency, and wit from Icentiousness ; of having taught a succession...
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