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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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Johnson as Critic

Samuel Johnson - 1973 - 472 pages
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Samuel Johnson's Literary Criticism

Samuel Johnson - 1974 - 286 pages
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The Use and Abuse of Art

Jacques Barzun - 1975 - 150 pages
...literature just before its spiritual rise, it is 31 tersely put by Dr. Johnson when he says that the "end of writing is to enable the readers better to enjoy life, or better to endure it." The charm that music has to soothe a savage breast had long been known; it was therapeutic and a pastime;...
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The Black Rainbow: Essays on the Present Breakdown of Culture

Peter Abbs - 1975 - 247 pages
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Library Looking-glass: A Personal Anthology

David Cecil - 1975 - 299 pages
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Samuel Johnson and the Problem of Evil

Richard B. Schwartz, Richard B.. Schwartz - 1975 - 118 pages
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The Uses of Johnson's Criticism

Leopold Damrosch - 1975 - 236 pages
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Proceedings of the British Academy, Volume 19

British Academy - 1977
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Englische und amerikanische Literaturtheorie: Studien zu ihrer ..., Volume 1

Rüdiger Ahrens, Erwin Wolff - 1978 - 483 pages
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Enlightenment Studies in Honour of Lester G. Crocker

Lester G. Crocker - 1979 - 404 pages
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