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" The only end of writing is to enable the readers better to enjoy life, or better to endure it... "
The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D. - Page 118
by Samuel Johnson - 1806
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Library Journal, Volume 90, Issue 1

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Best of Prairie Schooner: Personal Essays

Hilda Raz, Kate Flaherty - 2000 - 195 pages
...language of pain," he added, "is more exact than the language of well-being." Or as Samuel Johnson put it, "The only end of writing is to enable the readers better to enjoy life or better to endure it." I want to talk, then, about poetry as consolation, consolation both for the reader and for the writer....
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The Charles Lamb Bulletin, Issues 85-92

1994
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Frank Laurence Lucas - 1948 - 236 pages
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