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" The appearances of nature, and the occurrences of life, did not satiate his appetite of greatness. To paint things as they are, requires a minute attention, and employs the memory rather than the fancy. Milton's delight was to sport in the wide regions... "
The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: Lives of the poets - Page 42
by Samuel Johnson - 1837
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Paradise lost: With notes, selected from Newton and others, to ..., Volumes 1-2

John Milton, Samuel Johnson - 1796
...aggravating the dreadful. He therefore chose a subject on which too much could not be said; on which he might tire his fancy without the censure of extravagance....delight was to sport in the wide regions of possibility t reality was a scene too narrow for his mind. He sent his faculties out upon discovery, into worlds...
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Lives

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1800
...appearances of nature, and the occurrence; of life, did not satiate hit appetite of greatness. Tex paint things as they are, requires a minute attention,...possibility ; reality was a scene too narrow for his miud. He sent his faculties out upon discovery, into worlds where only imagination can travel, and...
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The works of the poets of Great Britain and Ireland. With prefaces ...

Great Britain - 1804
...censure of extravagance. The appearances of nature, and the occurrences of life, did not satiate hiť appetite of greatness. To paint things as they are,...sent his faculties out upon discovery, into worlds where only imagination can, travel, and delighted to form new modes of existence, and furnish senti-<...
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The Monthly anthology, and Boston review

1807
...Milton, as equal to any, and superiour to most of the the heroick poets of ancient or modern times. ' His delight was to sport in the wide regions of possibility...sent his faculties out upon discovery, into worlds where imagination only can travel, and delighted to form new modes of existence, and furnish sentiment...
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The lives of the most celebrated English poets, with criticisms extr. from ...

Samuel Johnson - 1805
...aggravating the dreadful. He therefore chose a subject on \vhich too much could not be said, on which he might tire his fancy without the censure of extravagance....requires a minute attention, and employs the memory more than the fancy. Milton's delight was to sport in the wide regions of possibility ; reality was...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, Volume 10

Samuel Johnson - English literature - 1806
...gigantaca suV.im'ilm Miltonhn*. therefore chose a subject on which too much could not be said, on which he might tire his fancy without the censure of extravagance....sent his faculties out upon discovery, into worlds where only imagination can travel, and delighted to form new modes of existence, and furnish sentiment...
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The poetical works of John Milton, with the life of the author by S. Johnson

John Milton - 1807
...therefore chose a subject on which too much could not be said, on which he might tire his fancy without tbe censure of extravagance. The appearances of nature,...wide regions of possibility ; reality was a scene too narrov for his mind. He sent his faculties out upon discovery, into worlds where only imagination can...
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Cowley, Denham, Milton

Alexander Chalmers - English poetry - 1810
...aggravating the dreadful; he therefore chose a subject on which too much could not be said, on which he might tire his fancy without the censure of extravagance....than the fancy. Milton's delight was to sport in the vide regions of possibility; reality was a seine too narrow for his mind. He sent his faculties out...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: With An Essay on His Life and ..., Volume 9

Samuel Johnson - 1810
...of nature, and the occurrences of Jife, did not satiate his appetite of greatness. To paint-things as they are, requires a minute attention, and employs...regions of possibility ; reality was a scene too narrow fpr his. mind. He sent his faculties out upon discovery, into worlds where only imagination can travel,...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, L. L. D.: In Twelve Volumes, Volume 9

Samuel Johnson - 1811
...subject on which too much could not be said ' on which he might tire his fancy without the censure i of extravagance. The appearances of nature, and the...sent his faculties out upon discovery, into worlds where only imagination can travel, and delighted to form . new modes of existence, and furnish sentiment...
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