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" No greater felicity can genius attain than that of having purified intellectual pleasure, separated mirth from indecency, and wit from licentiousness; of having taught a succession of writers to bring elegance and gaiety to the aid of goodness; and, if... "
The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D. - Page 114
by Samuel Johnson - 1820
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Lives

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1800
...to bring elegance and piety to the aid of goodness ; and, if 1 may use expressions yet more awful, M having " turned many to righteousness." . ^ ADDISON,...life, and for some time afterwards, was considered by |l>e greater part of readers as supremely excelling both in poetry and critvfcm. Part of his reputation...
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The Meditations of a Recluse: Chiefly on Religious Subjects

John Brewster - 1802
...felicity can " genius attain than that of having purified " intellectual pleasure, separated mirth.from " indecency, and wit from licentiousness; " of having...gaiety to the aid " of goodness; and, if I may use expres" sions yet more awful, of having turned 11 many to righteousness*." * Johnson's Life of Addison....
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The Spectator: In Eight Volumes. : Vol. I[-VIII].

English literature - 1803
...character, above all Greek, above all Roman fame. No greater felicity can genius attain than that of having purified intellectual pleasure, separated mirth...indecency, and wit from licentiousness; of having taught a sucession of writers to bring elegance and gaiety to the end of goodness ; and, to use expressions...
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Select British Classics, Volume 11

English literature - 1803
...character, above all Greek, above all Roman fame. No greater felicity can genius attain than that of having purified intellectual pleasure, separated mirth...indecency, and wit from licentiousness; of having taught a sucession of writers to bring elegance and gaiety to the end of goodness ; and, to use expressions...
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The works of the poets of Great Britain and Ireland. With prefaces ..., Volume 1

Great Britain - 1804
...character, " above all Greek, above all Ro" man fame." No greater felicity can genius attain than that of having purified intellectual pleasure, separated mirth...having taught a succession of writers to bring elegance and1 gaiety totheaidof goodness; and, if I may use expressions yet more awful 3 of having " turned...
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Essays Biographical, Critical, and Historical, Illustrative of the ..., Volume 2

Nathan Drake - English literature - 1805
...tens of thousands. " No greater felicity," says the moral Johnson, " can genius attain, than that of having purified intellectual pleasure, separated mirth...more awful, of having ' turned many to righteousness' ^[." Of the literary character of Addison, the preceding essays have attempted to delineate the leading...
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Essays, Biographical, Critical, and Historical, Illustrative of ..., Volume 3

Nathan Drake - English literature - 1805
...tens of thousands. " No greater felicity," says the moral Johnson, " can genius attain, than that of having purified intellectual pleasure, separated mirth...more awful, of having ' turned many to righteousness' ^f." Of the literary character of Addison, the preceding essays have attempted to delineate the leading...
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The British Essayists, Volume 6

Alexander Chalmers - English essays - 1808
...character above all Greek, above all Roman fame. No greater felicity can genius attain, than that of having purified intellectual pleasure, separated mirth...more awful, of having turned many to righteousness." — " As a teacher of wisdom, he may be confidently followed. His religion has nothing in it enthusiastic...
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The British Plutarch [by T. Mortimer].

Thomas Mortimer - 1808
...character, above all Greek, above all Roman fame. No greater felicity can genius attain, than that of having purified intellectual pleasure, separated mirth from indecency, and wit from licentiousness ; and having taught a succession of writers to bring elegance and gaiety to the aid of goodness ; and...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, Volume 10

Samuel Johnson - 1810
...character, " above all Greek, " above all Roman fame." No greater felicity can genius attain, than that of having purified intellectual pleasure, separated mirth...was considered by a greater part of readers • as as supremely excelling both in poetry and criticism < Part of his reputation may be probably ascribed...
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