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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 Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D: With an Essay on His Life and ..., Volume 10

Samuel Johnson, Arthur Murphy - 1823
...character, " above all Greek, " above all Roman fame." No greater felicity can genius attain, than that of having purified intellectual pleasure, separated mirth...afterwards, was considered by a greater part of readers 10 as supremely excelling both in poetry and criticism. Part of his reputation may be probably ascribed...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson...

Samuel Johnson - English literature - 1825
...character, " above all Greek, above all Roman, fame." No greater felicity can genius attain than that of having purified intellectual pleasure, separated mirth...the aid of goodness ; and, if I may use expressions yel more awful, of having " turned many to righteousness." Addison, in his life, and for some time...
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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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