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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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The Works of the English Poets, from Chaucer to Cowper: Including ..., Volume 9

Alexander Chalmers - English poetry - 1810
...character " above all Greek, above all Roman fame." No greater felicity can genius attain, than that of having purified intellectual pleasure, separated mirth...and for some time afterwards, was considered by a great part of readers as supremely excelling both in poetry and criticism. Part of his reputation may...
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Dryden, Smith, Duke, King, Sprat, Halifax, Parnell, Garth, Rowe, Addison

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1810
...character " above all Greek, above all Roman fame." No greater felicity can genius attain, than that of having purified intellectual pleasure, separated mirth...and for some time afterwards, was considered by a great part of readers as supremely excelling both in poetry and criticism. Part of his reputation may...
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The Works of the English Poets, from Chaucer to Cowper: Including ..., Volume 9

Alexander Chalmers - English poetry - 1810
...fame." No greater felicity can genius attain, than that of having purified intellectual yjleasure, separated mirth from indecency, and wit from licentiousness;...life, and for some time afterwards, was considered bv a •j great part of readers as supremely excelling both in poetry and criticism. Part of his reputation...
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The Spectator, Volume 1

Alexander Chalmers - English essays - 1810
...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 Works of the English Poets, from Chaucer to Cowper;

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1810
...above all Greek, above all Roman fame." No greater felicity can genius attain, than that of i-iaving purified intellectual pleasure, separated mirth from...more awful, of having turned many to righteousness. Addisoo, in his life, and for some time afterwards, was considered bv a great part of readers as supremely...
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The Spectator, Volume 1

Alexander Chalmers - English essays - 1810
...ees«? all üw*, eAev» ttll /few«» flimf. No greater felicity can genius at' tain» than that of having purified intellectual pleasure) separated mirth from Indecency, and wit from licentiousness i of having taught a sue« eession of writers to bring elegance and gaiety tu the aid of goodness t...
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Select Psalms in Verse, with Critical Remarks

Walter Hutchinson Aston - Bible - 1811 - 288 pages
...literary character, " above all Greek, above all Roman fame." Ko greater felicity can genius attain, than having purified intellectual pleasure, separated mirth...more awful, of having "turned many to righteousness." JOHNSON'* Lire* of the Poeti. 60 What, though, in solemn silence, all Move round the dark terrestrial...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, L. L. D.: In Twelve Volumes, Volume 10

Samuel Johnson - 1811
...character, "above all Greek, above all Roman, fame." No greater felicity can genius attain than that of having purified intellectual pleasure, separated mirth...succession of writers to bring elegance and gaiety to Ihe aid of goodness; and, if I may use expressions yet more awful, of having " turned many to righteousness."...
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The General Biographical Dictionary:: Containing an Historical and Critical ...

Alexander Chalmers - Biography - 1812
...character, " above all Greek, above all Roman fame." No greater felicity can genius attain than that of having purified intellectual pleasure, separated mirth...elegance and gaiety to the aid of goodness ; and, to use expressions yet more awful, of having " turned many to righteousness." As a describer of life...
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The General Biographical Dictionary, Volume 1

Alexander Chalmers - Biography - 1812
...character, " above all Greek, above all Roman fame." No greater felicity can genius attain than that of having purified intellectual pleasure, separated mirth...elegance and gaiety to the aid of goodness ; and, to use expressions yet more awful, of having " turned many to righteousness.'* As a descriher of life...
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