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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D. - Page 114
by Samuel Johnson - 1820
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The works of Samuel Johnson [ed. by F.P. Walesby].

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.: Lives of the poets

Samuel Johnson - Great Britain - 1825
...having purified iateUgfit.ual pleasure, sep_arated mirth from indecency, and wit from Jicentiousgessj of having taught a succession of writers to bring...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 Lives of the English Poets, Volume 1

Samuel Johnson - Poets, English - 1826 - 420 pages
...character, ' above all Greek, above all Roman fame.' No greater felicity can genius attain than that of having purified intellectual pleasure, separated mirth...righteousness.' Addison, in his life, and for some time afterward, was considered by a greater part of readers as supremely excelling both in poetry and criticism....
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: Lives of the poets

Samuel Johnson - 1837
...character, " above all Greek, above all Roman fame." No greater felicity can genius attain than that of een f`e - gayety to the aid of goodness ; and, if I may use expressions yet more awful, of having " turned many...
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The British Cyclopaedia of the Arts, Sciences, History, Geography ...

1838
...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 ADELUNG, JOHN CHRISTOPHER ADRETS, FRANCOISE DE BEAUMONT. 33 taught a succession of writers to bring...
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Lives of the English Poets: With Critical Observations on Their Works ; And ...

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1840 - 502 pages
...character, ' above all Greek, above all Roman fame/ No greater felicity can genius attain, than (hat of having purified intellectual pleasure, separated mirth...elegance and gaiety to the aid of goodness; and, if I niay use expressions yet more awful, of having * turned many to righteousness.1 Addison, in his life,...
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Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets: With Critical ..., Volume 2

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1854
...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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Lives of the most eminent English poets, with critical ..., Volume 2

Samuel Johnson - 1854
...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 Wesleyan Local Preachers' Manual; Being a Series of Lectures on Biblical ...

George Smith - Theology, Practical - 1855 - 576 pages
...from every thing which can serve as an alloy : ' No greater felicity can genius attain than that of having purified intellectual pleasure, separated mirth from indecency, and wit from licentiousness.'* Bliss is that which is purely spiritual; it has its source in the imagination, and rises above the...
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The British Essayists: With Prefaces, Historical and Biographical, Volume 5

Alexander Chalmers - English essays - 1855
...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 awful, of having turned many...
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