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The Works of the English Poets: With Prefaces, Biographical and Critical - Page 150
by Samuel Johnson - 1781
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The Scots Magazine, Volume 43

1781
...That general knowledge which now circulates in common talk, was in his time rarely to be found. Мея not profeffing learning were not afhamed of ignorance ; and in the female worid any acquaintance with books was diftinguiflied only to be cenfured. His purpofe was, to infufe...
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Prefaces, Biographical and Critical, to the Works of the English Poets, Volume 5

Samuel Johnson - 1781
...he always wrote as he would think it necefiary to write now, cannot be affirmed ; his inftrudtions were fuch as the character of his readers made proper....purpofe was to infufe literary curiofity, by gentle and unfufpefted conveyance, into the gay, the idle, and the wealthy; he therefore prefented knowledge in...
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The Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets;: Dryden. Smith. Duke. King ...

Samuel Johnson - 1781 - 503 pages
...would think it neceffary'to write now, cannot be affirmed; his inftructions were fuch as the chancter of his readers made proper. That general knowledge...purpofe was to infufe literary curiofity, by gentle and unfufpe&ed conveyance, into the gay, the idle, and the wealthy ; he there-. F f 4 fore fore prefented...
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Prefaces, Biographical and Critical, to the Works of the English Poets, Volume 5

Samuel Johnson - 1781
...would think it neceflary to write now, cannot be affirmed; his inftru&ions were fuch as the charadter of his readers made proper. That general knowledge...purpofe was to infufe literary curiofity, by gentle and unfufpedied conveyance, into the gay, the idle, and the wealthy; he therefore prefented knowledge in...
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prefaces, biographical and critical, to the works of the english poets.

samuel johnson - 1781
...That he always wrote as he would think it neceflary to write now, cannot be affirmed; his inftructions were fuch as the character of his readers made proper....in the female world any acquaintance with books was diflinguifhed only to be cenfured. His purpofe was to infufe literary curiofity, by gentle and unfufpected...
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Dryden. Smith. Duke. King. Sprat. Halifax. Parnell. Garth. Rowe. Addison ...

Samuel Johnson - 1781
...he always wrote as he would think it neceflary to write now, cannot be affirmed ; his inftructions were fuch as the character of his readers made proper....the female world, any acquaintance with books was diftinguilhed only to be cenfhred. His purpofe was to infufe literary curiofity, by gentle and unfufpected...
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THE MONTHLY REVIEW OR LITERARY JOURNAL

Several Hands - 1781
...circulates in common talk was in hi time rarely to be found. Men not profeffing learning were not athamed of ignorance ; and in the female world any acquaintance with books was diilinguifhed only to be cenfured. Hii purpofe was to infufe literary curiofity, by gentle and unfufpe&ed...
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The Monthly Review, Or, Literary Journal, Volume 65

1781
...circulates u; common talk was in hi time raiely to be found. Men not profe fling learning were not athamed of ignorance ; and in the female world any acquaintance with books WAS diitinguilhed only to be cenfured. His purpofe was to infufe literary cori >Sty, by gentle and unfufpeiSed...
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The Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets;: With Critical ..., Volume 2

Samuel Johnson - 1783
...was in his time rarely to be found. Men not profeffing learning were not afhamed of ignorance; an4 in the female world, any acquaintance with books was diftinguifhed only to be cenfured. His purpqfe was to infufe literary curiofity, by gentle and unfufpected conveyance, into the gay, the idle,...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson.LL.D..: The lives of the English poets

Samuel Johnson - 1792
...circulates in common talk, was in his time rarely to be found. Men not proteffing learning were not alhamed of ignorance; and, in the female world, any acquaintance...to be cenfured. His purpofe was to infufe literary curiofiry by gentle and unfufpected conveyance, into the gay, the idle, and the wealthy: he therefore...
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