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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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A Critical Dictionary of English Literature and British and ..., Volume 1

Samuel Austin Allibone - American literature - 1899 - 3140 pages
...and wit from licentiousness ; >f having 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 hating * turned many to righteousness.' -• His sentences have neither studied amplitude, nor affected...
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A Critical Dictionary of English Literature and British and ..., Volume 1

Samuel Austin Allibone - American literature - 1899 - 3140 pages
...generally subKrvlt-nt to the cauw of reason and of truth. No greater felicity ma genius attain than that of having purified intellectual pleasure, separated mirth from Indecency, and wit from licentiousness; If having taught a succession of writers to bring elegance and gayety to the aid of goodness; and,...
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Lives of Milton and Addison

Samuel Johnson, John Wight Duff - English poetry - 1900 - 209 pages
...character " above all Greek, above all Roman fame." No greater felicity can genius at5 tain than that of having purified intellectual pleasure, separated mirth...if I may use expressions yet more awful, of having 10 "turned many to righteousness." Addison in his life, and for some time afterwards, was considered...
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Lives of the English Poets: Smith-Savage

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1905
...character, ' above all Greek, above all Roman fame '.' No greater felicity can genius attain than that of having purified intellectual pleasure, separated mirth from indecency, and wit from licentiousness 3 ; of having taught a succession of writers to bring elegance and gaiety to the aid of goodness ;...
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Essays and Addresses

Richard Claverhouse Jebb - Classical philology - 1907 - 648 pages
...wished to say, grave or lively, could be said in this tone. As Johnson finely says of him, Addison " taught a succession of writers to bring elegance and gaiety to the aid of goodness." But Johnson had grown up to middle-life, a poor and recluse student struggling with adversity ; " toil,...
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Selections from the Works of Samuel Johnson

Samuel Johnson - 1909 - 479 pages
...above all Greek, above all Roman fame.' No greater felicity can genius attain, than that of havthe aid of goodness; and, if I may use expressions yet...life, and for some time afterwards, was considered by the greater part of readers as supremely excelling both in poetry and criticism. Part 5 of his reputation...
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English Essays: From Sir Philip Sidney to Macaulay

Charles William Eliot - English essays - 1910 - 421 pages
...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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Century Readings for a Course in English Literature, Volume 1

John William Cunliffe, James Francis Augustin Pyre, Karl Young - English literature - 1910 - 1143 pages
...can genius attain than that of having purified intellectual pleasure, separated mirth from ind cency, and wit from licentiousness; of having taught a succession...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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Twelve Centuries of English Poetry and Prose

Alphonso Gerald Newcomer - English literature - 1910 - 756 pages
...succession of writers ie Swift's Inamorata. IT Quoted from Pope, To Augustus, to bring elegance ami e revision, may now begin to assume the dignity of an ancient, and claim the privilege rightJAMES BOSWELL (1740-1795) FIIOM TIIK LIFE OF SAMUEL JOHNSON, LL.D. JOHNSON AT SCHOOL He was first...
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Joseph Addison and Richard Steele: The Critical Heritage

Edward Alan Bloom, Lillian D. Bloom - Reference - 1995 - 480 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. (19) ADDISON, in his life, and for some time afterwards, was considered by the greater part of readers,...
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