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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D. - Page 114
by Samuel Johnson - 1820
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The British essayists, with prefaces by A. Chalmers, Volumes 5-6

British essayists - 1823
...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." — " As a b3 teacher of wisdom, he may be confidently followed. His religion has nothing in it enthusiastic...
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The British Essayists: With Prefaces Biographical, Historical ..., Volumes 5-6

Lionel Thomas Berguer - English essays - 1823
...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, if 1 may use expressions yet more awful, of having ' turned many to righteousness.' In his private character,...
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Encyclopaedia Britannica: Or, A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and ..., Volume 1

Encyclopedias and dictionaries - 1823
...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 British Essayists: Spectator

Lionel Thomas Berguer - English essays - 1823
...greater felicity can genius attain, than that of having purified intellectual pleasure, separated rnirth from indecency, and wit from licentiousness ; of having...elegance and gaiety to the aid of go'odness ; and, if 1 may use expressions yet more awful, of having ' turned many to righteousness.' In his private character,...
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The lives of the English poets

Samuel Johnson, Arthur Murphy - Authors, English - 1823
...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 successon of writers to bring elegance and gaiety to the aid of goodness ; and, if I may use expressions...
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The lives of the English poets

Samuel Johnson, Arthur Murphy - Authors, English - 1823
...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 successon of writers to bring elegance and gaiety to the aid of goodness ; and, if I may use expressions...
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The works of Samuel Johnson, Volume 6

Samuel Johnson - 1824
...character, " above all Greek, above all Roman fame." No greater felicity can genius attain, than that of having purified intellectual pleasure, separated mirth...life, and for some time afterwards, was considered by the greater part of readers as supremely excelling both in poet-ry and criticism. Part of his reputation...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson ...: Lives of the poets

Samuel Johnson - 1825
...character, " above all Greek, above all Roman fame." No greater felicity can genius attain, than that of having purified intellectual pleasure, separated mirth...life, and for some time afterwards, was considered, by the greater part of readers, as supremely excelling both iu poetry and criticism. Part of his reputation...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Lives of the poets

Samuel Johnson - 1825
...character, " above all Greek, above all Roman fame." No greater felicity can genius attain, than that of having purified intellectual pleasure, separated mirth...life, and for some time afterwards, was considered, by the greater part of readers, as supremely excelling both in poetry and criticism. Part of his reputation...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: With Murphy's Essay, Volume 3

Samuel Johnson - 1825
...character, " above all Greek, above all Roman fame." No greater felicity can genius attain, than that of- having purified intellectual pleasure, separated mirth...life, and for some time afterwards, was considered by the greater part of readers as supremely excelling both in poetry and criticism. Part of his reputation...
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