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" ... general knowledge which now circulates in common talk was in his time rarely to be found. Men not professing learning were not ashamed of ignorance, and in the female world any acquaintance with books was distinguished only to be censured. His purpose... "
The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D. - Page 139
by Samuel Johnson - 1820
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The works of the poets of Great Britain and Ireland. With prefaces ..., Volume 1

Great Britain - 1804
...was distinguished only to be censured. His purpose was to infuse literary curiosity, by gentle and unsuspected conveyance, into the gay, the idle, and...and austere, but accessible and familiar. When he shewed them their detects, he shewed them likewise that they might be easily supplied. His attempt...
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the lives of the most eminent english poets with critical observations on ...

samuel johnson, ll.d. - 1806
...that they might IDC eafily fupplied. His attempt fucceeded; enquiry was awakened, and comprehenfion expanded. An emulation of intellectual elegance was excited ; and, from this time to ouf own, life has been gradually exalted, and converfa»tion purified and enlarged. • Dryden had,...
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Dryden, Smith, Duke, King, Sprat, Halifax, Parnell, Garth, Rowe, Addison

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1810
...books was distinguished only to be censured. His purpose was to infuse literary curiosity by gentle and unsuspected conveyance, into the gay, the idle, and...intellectual elegance was excited ; and, from this jtime to our own, life has been gradually exalted, and conversation purified and enlarged. Drvden had,...
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The Works of the English Poets, from Chaucer to Cowper: Including ..., Volume 9

Alexander Chalmers - English poetry - 1810
...books was distinguished only to be censured. His purpose Was to infuse literary curiosity by gentle and unsuspected conveyance, into the gay, the idle, and...likewise that they might be easily supplied. His attempt succeedt-.d ; inquiry was awakened, and comprehension expanded. An emulation of intellectual elegance...
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The Works of the English Poets, from Chaucer to Cowper;

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1810
...books was distinguished only to be censured. His purpose was to infuse literary curiosity by gentle and unsuspected conveyance, into the gay, the idle, and...their defects, he showed them likewise that they might he easily supplied. His attempt succeeded ; inquiry was awakened, and comprehension expanded. An emulation...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, Volume 10

Samuel Johnson - 1810
...was distinguished only to be censured. His purpose was to infuse literary curiosity, by gentle and unsuspected conveyance, into the gay, the idle, and the wealthy : he therefore prepented knowledge in the most alluring form, not * Taste must decide, WARTON. C. lofty V " lofty...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, L. L. D.: In Twelve Volumes, Volume 10

Samuel Johnson - 1811
...was distinguished only to be censured. His purpose was to infuse literary curiosity, by gentle and unsuspected conveyance, into the gay, the idle, and...and austere, but accessible and familiar. When he shewed them their defects, he shewed them likewise that they might be easily supplied. His attempt...
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Works, Volume 10

Samuel Johnson - 1811
...was distinguished only to be censured. His purpose was to infuse literary curiosity, by• gentle and unsuspected conveyance, into the gay, the idle, and...and austere, but accessible and familiar. When he shewed them their defects, he shewed them likewise that they might be easily supplied. His attempt...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, Volume 10

Samuel Johnson - English literature - 1816
...was distinguished only to be censured. His purpose was to infuse literary curiosity, by gentle and unsuspected conveyance, into the gay, the idle, and...presented knowledge in the most alluring form, not * Taste must decide. WABTON. C, lofty and austere, but accessible and familiar. When he shewed them...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.

Samuel Johnson, Arthur Murphy - English literature - 1820
...was distinguished only to be censured. His purpose was to infuse literary curiosity, by gentle and unsuspected conveyance, into the gay, the idle, and...and austere, but accessible and familiar. When he shewed them their defects, he shewed them likewise that they might be easily supplied. His attempt...
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