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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 Spectator: Selected Papers

Spectator, Sir Richard Steele - 1876 - 276 pages
...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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Select Essays of Dr. Johnson: The Rambler (Continued). The Adventurer. The Idler

Samuel Johnson - 1889
...and character istical excellency of Addison was his humour." — Warton's Essay on Pope, p. 269. 2 " Addison in his life, and for some time afterwards, was considered by the greater part of readers as supremely excelling both in poetry and criticism. ... A great writer...
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Select Essays, Volume 2

Samuel Johnson - 1889
...and characteristical excellency of Addison was his humour." — Warton's Essay on Pope, p. 269. 2 " Addison in his life, and for some time afterwards, was considered by the greater part of readers as supremely excelling both in poetry and criticism. ... A great writer...
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Johnson's Lives of the Poets, Volume 2

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1890
...of goodness ; and, if I may use expressions yet more awful, of having turned many to righteousness.1 Addison, in his 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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Writers and Readers

George Birkbeck Norman Hill - English literature - 1892 - 211 pages
...Roman fame.' No greater felicity can genius attain II.— INTELLECTUAL CORRUPTION. 81 than that of having purified intellectual pleasure, separated mirth...awful, of having ' turned many to righteousness.' " ' The task of the future reformer will be not a little different and perhaps somewhat harder. " The...
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Writers and Readers

George Birkbeck Norman Hill - English literature - 1892 - 211 pages
...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.' " " The task of the future reformer will be not a little different and perhaps somewhat harder. " The...
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WRITERS AND READERS

GEORGE BIRKBECK HILL - 1892
...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.'"1 The task of the future reformer will be not a little different and perhaps somewhat...
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Johnson's Life of Addison, with intr. and notes by F. Ryland

Samuel Johnson - 1893
...He has dissipated the prejudice that had long connected gaiety with vice, and easilicentiousness ; 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 Library of Wit and Humor, Prose and Poetry: Selected from the ..., Volume 2

Ainsworth Rand Spofford, Rufus Edmonds Shapley - Wit and humor - 1894
...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 expressions yet more awful, of having 'turned many...
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The Life and Writings of Addison

Thomas Babington Macaulay Baron Macaulay - Essays - 1898 - 211 pages
...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 describer of life and manners, he must be allowed to stand perhaps the first of the first...
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