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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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Into Another Mould: Change and Continuity in English Culture, 1625-1700

Thomas Grant Steven Cain, Ken Robinson - 1992 - 196 pages
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The Life of Samuel Johnson: A Critical Biography

Robert DeMaria, Jr. - 1995 - 392 pages
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Object Oriented Methods

Ian Graham - 1994 - 473 pages
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Magill's Literary Annual, Volumes 1-2

Frank Northen Magill - 1987 - 899 pages
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Encyclopedia of British Humorists: Geoffrey Chaucer to John Cleese, Volume 1

Steven H. Gale - 1996 - 1307 pages
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The Oxford Dictionary of Literary Quotations

Peter Kemp - 1997 - 479 pages
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Samuel Johnson

Lawrence Lipking - 2000 - 384 pages
...Johnson's responses may be his own temperament. The crucial word "endured," from a critic who held that "the only end of writing is to enable the readers better to enjoy life, or better to endure it," implies that the pain of life as well as writing can often seem unendurable to someone who feels it.20...
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Dictionary of Quotations

Connie Robertson - 1998 - 669 pages
...a horse still. 5152 I have found men more kind than I expected, and less just. 5153 A Free Enquiry only music. 5480 Letter to JH Reynolds A man should have the fine point of his soul taken off 5154 While grief is fresh, every attempt to divert it only irritates. 5155 That is the happiest conversatlon...
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What Became of Wystan

Alan Jacobs - 1998 - 160 pages
...truth beauty"]; Prospero's has been equally succinctly stated by Dr. Johnson: Tlic only end of uniting is to enable the readers better to enjoy life or better to endure it. We want a poem to be beautiful, that is to say, a verbal earthly paradise, a timeless world of pure...
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