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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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Lives of the poets. Lives of eminent persons. Political tracts. Philological ...

Samuel Johnson, Arthur Murphy - 1834
...for amusement after the fatigue of study.— H. are so general, that they excite no distinct ¡mases 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 Works of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: Lives of the poets

Samuel Johnson - 1837
...therefore listens as to a lecture, without passion, without anxiety. The song of Comus has airiness hat shows more cost than art, Jewels at nose and lips pleasure * Mr. Warton Intimates (and there can be little doubt of the truth of his conjecture) that...
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The Young men's magazine, Volume 3

British and foreign young men's society - 1839
...though it incites to pleasure it does so in such general terms that its invitations " excite no distinct images of corrupt enjoyment, and take no dangerous hold on the fancy." It emulates the sweetness of Anacreon, but then the sweetness is innoxious. It briefly mentions the...
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Lives of the English Poets: With Critical Observations on Their Works ; And ...

Samuel Johnson - 1840 - 502 pages
...therefore listens aa 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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John Milton: A Biography, Especially Designed to Exhibit the Ecclesiastical ...

Cyrus R. Edmonds - 1851 - 251 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 poetiy, the invitations to pleasure are so general, that they excite no distinct images of corrupt...
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Paradiso perduto di Milton

John Milton - 1852
...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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Johnson's Lives of the British poets completed by W. Hazlitt, Volume 2

Samuel Johnson - 1854
...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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Lives of the most eminent English poets, with critical ..., Volume 1

Samuel Johnson - 1854
...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 Poetical Works of John Milton

John Milton - 1855 - 748 pages
...a lecture, without passion, without anxiety. The song of Comus has airiness and jollity; but, whnt may recommend Milton's morals as well as his poetry, the invitations to pleasure вге м> general, that they excite no distinct images of corrupt enjoyment, and take no...
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Milton's Comus: Uebersetzt und mit einer erläuternden abhandlung begleitet

John Milton - 1860 - 69 pages
...fui) bei bem vor« tiegenben gaiie befonberé in folgenbem ©aCe: "The song of Cornus 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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