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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 Samuel Johnson, Volume 10

Samuel Johnson - English literature - 1816
...character, " above all Greek, " above all Roman fame." No greater felicity can genius attain, than thatof having purified intellectual pleasure, separated mirth...to bring elegance and gaiety to the aid of goodness j and, if I may use expressions yet more awful, of having " turned many to righteousness." Addison,...
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The British Plutarch: Containing the Lives of the Most Eminent ..., Volume 5

Francis Wrangham - Great Britain - 1816
...character, ' Above all Greek, above all Roman fame.' No greater felicity can genius attain, than that of having purified intellectual pleasure, separated mirth...taught a succession of writers to bring elegance and gayety to the aid of goodness ; and, if I may use expressions yet more aweful, of having turned many...
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The British Nepos; or, Youth's mirror: lives of illustrious Britons

William Fordyce Mavor - 1816
...having purified intellectual pleasures, separated mirth from indecency, and wit from licentiousnpss; of having taught a succession of writers to bring elegance and gaiety to the aid of goodness, and of having converted many from vice and the error of their ways. ( 292 ) JOHN CHURCHILL, DUKE OF MARLBOROUGH,...
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The General Biographical Dictionary: Containing an Historical and ..., 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 describer of life...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.

Samuel Johnson, Arthur Murphy - English literature - 1820
...character, " above all Greek, " above all Roman fame." No greater felicity can genius attain, than that of having purified intellectual pleasure, separated mirth...gaiety to the aid of goodness ; and, if I may use espressions yet more awful, of having " turned many to righteousness." Addison, in his life, and for...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.

Samuel Johnson, Arthur Murphy - English literature - 1820
...character, " above all Greek, " above all Roman fame." No greater felicity can genius attain, than that of having purified intellectual pleasure, separated mirth...gaiety to the aid of goodness ; and, if I may use espressions yet more awful, of having " turned many to righteousness." Addison, in his life, and for...
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The Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets: With Critical ..., Volume 2

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1821
...discerning whatever was wrong or ridiculous, and not unwilling to expose it. " There are," .says tl JOV Steele, " in his writings many oblique strokes upon...more awful, of having " turned many to righteousness. ". ui > Addison, in his life, and for some time afterwards, was considered by a greater part of readers'...
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The Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets: With Critical ..., Volume 2

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1821
...character, " above all Greek, above all Roman fame." No greater felicity can genius attain than that of having purified intellectual pleasure, separated mirth...expressions yet more awful, of having " turned many to righteousness.";-^'Gnr.iir. Addison, in his life, and for some time afterwards, was considered by a...
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The British Poets: Including Translations ...

British poets - Classical poetry - 1822
...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 New Annual Register, Or General Repository of History, Politics, and ...

English poetry - 1822
...character ' above all Greek, above all Roman fame.' No greater felicity can genius attain than that of having purified intellectual pleasure, separated mirth...awful, of having ' turned many to righteousness.' " " It would appear that when Dryden neglected his stipulated labors, Tonson possessed powers of animadversion,...
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