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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 Lives of the English Poets: cowley. Denham. Milton. Butler. Rochester ...

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1858
...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." his enemies: of those with whom interest or opinion united him he had not only the esteem, but the...
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A Critical Dictionary of English Literature: And British and ..., Volume 1

Samuel Austin Allibone - American literature - 1858
...from licentiousness; >f having taught a succession of writers to bring oleganco and , gayety to tho aid of goodness; and, if I may use expressions yet more awful, of having 'turiu-d many to righteousness.' *"IIls sentences have neither studied amplitude, nor affected brevity;...
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A Critical Dictionary of English Literature, and British and American ...

Samuel Austin Allibone - American literature - 1859 - 3140 pages
...subservient to the cause of reason and of truth. 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 expression* yet more awful, of having ' turned many...
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The lives of the most eminent English poets; with critical ..., Volume 2

Samuel Johnson - 1864
...writers to bring elegance and gaiety to the aid of goodness ; and, if I may use exADDISON. 137 pressions yet more awful, of having " turned many to righteousness."...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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Wisdom and Genius of Dr. Samuel Johnson: Selected from His Prose Writings

Samuel Johnson, William Alexander Clouston - 1875 - 298 pages
...of Addison may be justly applied to himself : " No greater felicity can genius attain than that of having purified intellectual pleasure, separated mirth from indecency, and wit from licentiousness ; and of having taught a succession of writers to bring elegance and gaiety to the aid of goodness."...
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Doctor Johnson: His Life, Works & Table Talk

James Macaulay - 1884 - 156 pages
...character, above all Greek, above all Rome fame. No greater felicity can genius attain than that of having purified intellectual pleasure, separated mirth...writers to bring elegance and gaiety to the aid of good men; and, if I may use expressions yet more awful, of having turned many to righteousness" To...
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The Six Chief Lives from Johnson's Lives of the Poets: With Macaulay's "Life ...

Samuel Johnson - Poets, English - 1886 - 463 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 aftenvards, was considered by the greater part of readers as supremely excelling both in poetry and...
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Sir Roger de Coverley: Essays from the "Spectator."

Joseph Addison - 1887 - 172 pages
...No greater felicity can genius attain than that of having purified intellectual pleasure, separating mirth from indecency and wit from licentiousness ;...awful, of having ' turned many to righteousness.' " 2 It need only be added that to a. fair share of this high praise Steele also is justly entitled....
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Wit and Wisdom of Samuel Johnson

Samuel Johnson, George Birkbeck Norman Hill - Aphorisms and apothegms - 1888 - 323 pages
...character, ' above all Greek, above all Roman fame1.' No greater felicity can genius attain, than that of having purified intellectual pleasure, separated mirth...more awful, of having ' turned many to righteousness V Works, vu. 451. 1 Pope, Imitations of Horace, ii. 1. 26. 2 Danid, xii. 3. Advice : Advice : ADVICE,...
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Wit and Wisdom of Samuel Johnson

Samuel Johnson, George Birkbeck Norman Hill - Aphorisms and apothegms - 1888 - 323 pages
...character, ' above all Greek, above all Roman fame1.' No greater felicity can genius attain, than that of having purified intellectual pleasure, separated mirth...expressions yet more awful, of having ' turned many to righteousness2.' Works, vii. 451. 1 Pope, Imitations of Horace, ii. I. 26. 2 Daniel, xii. 3. Advice...
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