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" Milton's morals as well as his poetry, the invitations to pleasure are so general, that they excite no distinct images of corrupt enjoyment, and take no dangerous hold on the fancy. "
Prefaces, Biographical and Critical, to the Works of the English Poets ... - Page 144
by Samuel Johnson - 1779
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The Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets;: Cowley. Denham. Milton. Butler ...

Samuel Johnson - 1781 - 503 pages
...therefore liftens as to a Jecture, without paffion, without anxiety. The fong of Comus has airinefs and jollity ; but, what may recommend Milton's morals...invitations to pleafure are fo general, that they excite no difthicT: images of corrupt enjoyment, and take no dangerous hold on the fancy, The following foliloquies...
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The Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets;: With Critical ..., Volume 1

Samuel Johnson - 1783
...paffion, v?ithout anxiety. The fong of Coma's has airinefs and jollity ; but, what may recommend Mihori's morals as well as his poetry, the invitations to pleafure are fo general, that they excite no diftinc~i images or" corrupt enjoyment, and take no dangerous hold on the fancy. The following foliloqules...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: The lives of the most eminent English poets

Samuel Johnson, John Hawkins - 1787
...therefore liftens as to a lecture, without paffion, without anxiety. ' The fong of Comus has airinefs and jollity; but, 'what may recommend Milton's morals...invitations to pleafure are fo general, that they excite no diftinft images of corrupt enjoyment, and take no dangerous hold on the fancy. The following foliloquies...
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The lives of the most eminent English poets

Samuel Johnson, John Hawkins - 1787
...therefore liftens as to a lecture, without paffion, without anxiety. The fong of Comus has airinefs and jollity; but, what may recommend Milton's morals...as his poetry, the invitations to pleafure are fo genera), that they excite no diftinct images of corrupt enjoyment, and take no dangerous hold on the...
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The Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets,: With Critical ..., Volume 1

Samuel Johnson - 1790
...therefore liftens as to a lecture, without paffion, without anxiety. The fong of Comus has airinefs and jollity ; but, what may recommend Milton's morals...Brothers enter, with too much tranquillity ; and when th^y have feared left their fifter fhould be in danger, and hoped that fhe is not in danger, the Elder...
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The Lives of the English Poets: and a Criticism of Their Work

Samuel Johnson - 1795 - 536 pages
...therefore liftens as to a lecture, without paffion, without anxiety. The fong of Comus has airinefs and jollity ; but, what may recommend Milton's morals...delight. At laft the brothers enter, with too much tranquility ; and when they have feared left their fifter fhould be in danger, and hoped that me is...
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Paradise Lost: With Notes, Selected from Newton and Others, to ..., Volumes 1-2

John Milton, Samuel Johnson - 1796
...therefore listens as to a lecture; without passion, without anxiety. The song of Comus has airiness and jollity ; but, what may recommend Milton's morals as well as his poetry, the invitations to pleasure are so general, that they excite no distinct images of corrupt enjoyment, and take no dangerous...
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Comus,: A Mask: Presented at Ludlow Castle 1634, Before the Earl of ...

John Milton - 1799 - 124 pages
...therefore listens as to a lecture, without passion, without-anxiery. The song of Comus has airiness and jollity; but, what may recommend Milton's morals as well as his poetry, the invitations to pleasure are so general, that they excite no distinct images of corrupt enjoyment, and take no dangerous...
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Lives

Samuel Johnson - 1800
...morals as well as his poetry, the invitations to pleasure are so general, that they excite no distinct images of corrupt enjoyment, a,nd take no dangerous hold on the fancy. The following soliloquies of Comus and the Lady are elegant, but tedious. The song must owe much to the voice, if...
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Lives of English poets

Samuel Johnson - 1801
...therefore liftens as to a lecture, without paffion, without anxiety. The fong of Comus has airinefs and jollity; but, what may recommend Milton's morals...poetry, the invitations to pleafure are fo general, . . N^ -^ that they excite no diftinct images of corrupt enjoyment, and take no dangerous hold on the...
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