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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 Works of Samuel Johnson, Volume 9

Samuel Johnson - 1816
...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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The works of Samuel Johnson, Volume 6

Samuel Johnson - 1818
...therefore listens as to a lecture, without passion, without anxiety. The song of Com us 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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Areopagitica: A Speech to the Parliament of England, for the Liberty of ...

John Milton - 1819 - 311 pages
...recommend MILTON'S Morals, " as well as his Poetry, they are so general that they excite no " distinct images of corrupt enjoyment, and take no dangerous " hold on the fancy." This rare excellence might probably be traced to bis fondness for the doctrines of Plato. Had all Johnson's...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.

Samuel Johnson - 1820
...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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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.

Samuel Johnson, Arthur Murphy - 1820
...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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The British poets, including translations, Volume 16

British poets - 1822
...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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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: With Murphy's Essay, Volume 3

Samuel Johnson - 1825
...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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The works of Samuel Johnson [ed. by F.P. Walesby].

Samuel Johnson - 1825
...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. 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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The Lives of the English Poets, Volume 1

Samuel Johnson - 1826 - 420 pages
...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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Paradise Lost: A Poem

John Milton - 1833 - 351 pages
...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 poetry are so general, that they excite no distinct images of corrupt enjoyment, and take no dangerous...
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