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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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Loving Dr. Johnson

Helen Deutsch - 2005 - 322 pages
...parenthetically in the text. 9. Johnson powerfully concludes the review of Jenyns with a different sort of "end": "the only end of writing is to enable the readers better to enjoy life, or better to endure it." Samuel Johnson, "Review of [Soame Jenyns], A Free Enquiry into the Nature and Origin of Evil" (1757),...
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The Cambridge History of English Literature, 1660-1780

John Richetti - 2005 - 945 pages
...the universal principle or final cause of poetry. 'The only end of writing', according to Johnson, 'is to enable the readers better to enjoy life, or better to endure it.'4 Hence the central issues of criticism were defined or adjudicated in terms of effects on readers....
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Literature Criticism from 1400 to 1800

2006
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The Decline and Fall of the Romantic Ideal

F. L. Lucas - 2006 - 292 pages
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Miscellaneous and Fugitive Pieces. ...

1774
...Productions of the laft bounteous Year, how many can be faid to ferve any Purpofe of Ufe or Pleafure ? The only End of writing is to enable the Readers better...Life, or better to endure it : and how will either of thofe be put more in our Power by him who tells us, that we arc Puppets, of which fome Creature not...
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Rajavidya, Issue 2

1964
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American Record Guide, Volumes 19-20

1952
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Samuel Johnson

Donald Johnson Greene, Leo S Bing Professor of English Donald Greene - 1989 - 206 pages
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Samuel Johnson's Lives of the Poets, Volume 4

Roger Lonsdale - 2006 - 672 pages
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