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" I am now to examine Paradise Lost ; a poem, which, considered with respect to design, may claim the first place, and with respect to performance the second, among the productions of the human mind. "
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Paradise Lost: With Notes, Selected from Newton and Others, to ..., Volumes 1-2

John Milton, Samuel Johnson - 1796
...Those little pieces may be dispatched without much anxiety ; a greater work calls for greater care. I am now to examine Paradise Lost : a Poem which,...productions of the human mind. By the general consent of critics, the first praise of genius is due to the writer of an epic poem, as it requires an assemblage...
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The works of the poets of Great Britain and Ireland. With prefaces ...

Great Britain - 1804
...Those little pieces may be dispatched without much anxiety ; a greater work calls for greater care. I am now to examine Paradise Lost; a poem, which,...of criticks, the first praise of genius is due to th$ writer of an epick poem, as it requires an assemblage of all the powers which are singly sufficient...
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The Beauties of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Consisting of Maxims and Observations ...

Samuel Johnson - 1804 - 394 pages
...Waller. 'By the general consent of critics, the first praise of GENIUS is due to the writer of an epic poem, as it requires an assemblage of all the powers...which are singly sufficient for other compositions. Poetry is the art of uniting pleasure with truth, by calling imagination to the help of reason. Epic...
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The lives of the most celebrated English poets, with criticisms extr. from ...

Samuel Johnson - 1805
...the critic entertains of the production in the aggregate. " With respect to design ( says he ), it may claim the first place, and with respect to performance,...the second among the productions of the human mind. " The characteristic quality of his poem is sublimity. He sometimes descends to the elegant, but his...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, Volume 10

Samuel Johnson - English literature - 1806
...Those little pieces may be dispatched without much anxiety ; a greater work calls for greater care. I am now to examine Paradise Lost; a poem, which,...productions of the human mind. By the general consent of critieks, the first praise of genius is due to the writer of an epick poem, as it requires an assemblage...
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The poetical works of John Milton, with the life of the author ..., Volumes 1-2

John Milton - 1807
...Those- little pieces may be dispatched without much anxiety ; a greater work calls for greater care. I am now to examine Paradise Lost ; a poem, which,...productions of the human mind. By the general consent of crities, the first praise of genius is due to the writer of an epic poem, as it requires an assemblage...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: With An Essay on His Life and ..., Volume 9

Samuel Johnson - 1810
...Those little pieces may be dispatched without much anxiety; a greater work calls for greater care. I am now to examine Paradise Lost; a poem, which,...place, and with respect to performance the second, Ğmong the productions of the human mind. By the general consent of eriticks the first praise . of...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, L. L. D.: In Twelve Volumes, Volume 9

Samuel Johnson - 1811
...Those little pieces may be despatched without much anxiety ; a greater work calls for greater care. .I am now to examine Paradise Lost ; a poem, which,...which are singly sufficient for other compositions. Poetry is the art of uniting pleasure with truth, by calling imagination to the help of reason. Epick...
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The lives of the most eminent English poets; with critical ..., Volume 1

Samuel Johnson - 1811
...Those little pieces may be despatched without much anxiety ; a greater work calls for greater care. I am now to examine Paradise Lost; a poem, which,...design, may claim the first place, and with respect to performanc, the second, among the productions of th e human mind. By the general consent of criticks,...
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Hypocrisy: A Satire, in Three Books. Book the First

Charles Caleb Colton - 1812 - 296 pages
...is Johnson more consistent in his account of Milton's works. He terms the Paradise Lost a Poem which with respect to design may claim the first place,...the second, among the productions of the human mind. Before the greatness displayed iu Milton's poem, all other greatness shrinks away ; when he canuot...
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