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" I am now to examine Paradise Lost, a poem which, considered with respect to design, may claim the first place, and with respect to performance, the second, among the productions of the human mind. "
The Pamphleteer - Page 13
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Paradise Lost: With Notes, Selected from Newton and Others, to ..., Volumes 1-2

John Milton, Samuel Johnson - 1796
...a greater work calls for greater care. I am now to examine Paradise Lost : a Poem which, considered with respect to design, may claim the first place,...the second, among the productions of the human mind. By the general consent of critics, the first praise of genius is due to the writer of an epic poem,...
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Lives

Samuel Johnson - 1800
...a greater work calls for greater cars. I am now to examine Paradise Lost; a poem, which, considered with respect to design, may claim the first place,...the second, among the productions of the human mind. By the general consent of criticks, the first praise of genius is due to the writer of an epick poem,...
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The works of the poets of Great Britain and Ireland. With prefaces ..., Volume 1

Great Britain - 1804
...a greater work calls for greater care. I am now to examine Paradise Lost; a poem, which, considered with respect to design, may claim the first place,...the second, among the productions of the human mind. By the general consent of criticks, the first praise of genius is due to th$ writer of an epick poem,...
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The Lives of the Most Celebrated English Poets, with Criticisms. Extracted ...

Samuel Johnson - 1805 - 312 pages
...the critic entertains of the production in the aggregate. " With respect to design ( says he ), it may claim the first place, and with respect to performance,...the second among the productions of the human mind. " The characteristic quality of his poem is sublimity. He sometimes descends to the elegant, but his...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, Volume 10

Samuel Johnson, Arthur Murphy - 1806
...a greater work calls for greater care. I am now to examine Paradise Lost; a poem, which, considered with respect to design, may claim the first place,...the second, among the productions of the human mind. By the general consent of critieks, the first praise of genius is due to the writer of an epick poem,...
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The poetical works of John Milton, with the life of the author ..., Volumes 1-2

John Milton - 1807
...greater work calls for greater care. I am now to examine Paradise Lost ; a poem, which, considered with respect to design, may claim the first place,...the second, among the productions of the human mind. By the general consent of crities, the first praise of genius is due to the writer of an epic poem,...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, Volume 9

Samuel Johnson - 1810
...a greater work calls for greater care. I am now to examine Paradise Lost; a poem, which, considered with respect to design, may claim the first place, and with respect to performance the second, Ğmong the productions of the human mind. By the general consent of eriticks the first praise . of...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, L. L. D.: In Twelve Volumes, Volume 9

Samuel Johnson - 1811
...greater work calls for greater care. .I am now to examine Paradise Lost ; a poem, which, considered with respect to design, may claim the first place,...the second, among the productions of the human mind. By the general consent of criticks, the first praise of genius is due to the writer of an epick poem,...
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The Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets: With Critical Observations on ...

Samuel Johnson - 1811
...a greater work calls for greater care. I am now to examine Paradise Lost; a poem, which, considered with respect to design, may claim the first place, and with respect to performanc, the second, among the productions of th e human mind. By the general consent of criticks,...
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Hypocrisy: A Satire, in Three Books. Book the First

Charles Caleb Colton - 1812 - 296 pages
...was supplied by zeal." Nor is Johnson more consistent in his account of Milton's works. He terms the Paradise Lost a Poem which with respect to design...the second, among the productions of the human mind. Before the greatness displayed iu Milton's poem, all other greatness shrinks away ; when he canuot...
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