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" The plan of Paradise Lost has this inconvenience, that it comprises neither human actions nor human manners. The man and woman who act and suffer are in a state which no other man or woman can ever know. The reader finds no transaction in which he can... "
Johnson's Lives of the the English Poets: Abridged: with Notes and Illustrations - Page 33
by Samuel Johnson - 1797 - 239 pages
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The Annual Register of World Events: A Review of the Year, Volume 22

1796
...pernicious, if, as is faid, he in private allowed it to be :,il(e. The plan of Paradife Lft ha this inconvenience, that it comprifes neither human...actions nor* human manners. The man and) woman who aft and fuffier, are in a ftate which no other man or woman can ever know. The readef ' finds no tranfa&ion...
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The Critical Review: Or, Annals of Literature, Volume 47

Tobias George Smollett - 1779
...comprifes neiiher human aiUons nor human manners. The man and woman who aft and iuifer, are in a ftatc which no other man or woman can ever know. The reader finds no tranfaflion in which he can be engaged ; beholds no condition in which he can by any effort of imagination...
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Prefaces, Biographical and Critical, to the Works of the English Poets ...

Samuel Johnson - 1779
...true; and MILTO N. 197: vile and pernicious, if, as is faid, he in private allowed it to be falfe. The plan of Paradife Loft has this inconvenience, that it comprifes neither human adtions nor human manners. The man and woman who act and fuffer, are in a ftate which no other man...
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Annual Register, Volume 22

Edmund Burke - 1780
...be falfe. The plan of P&radife Loft has this inconvenience, that it comprifes neither human aftjons nor human manners. The man and woman who act and fuffer<...other man or woman can ever know. The reader finds no tranfaftion in which he can be engaged j beholds no condition in which he can by any effort of imagination...
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The Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets;: Cowley. Denham. Milton. Butler ...

Samuel Johnson - 1781 - 503 pages
...thought it true; an<d vile and pernicious, clous, if, as is faid, he in private allowed it to be falfe. The plan of Paradife Loft has this inconvenience, that it comprifes neither human aftions nor human manners. The man and woman who aft. and fuffer, are in a ftate which no other man...
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The Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets;: With Critical ..., Volume 1

Samuel Johnson - 1783
...vile and pernicious, if, as is faid, he in private allowed it to be falfe. The plan of Paradlfe Lojt has this incon,venience, that it comprifes neither...other man or woman can ever know. The reader finds no tranfadtion in which he can be engaged ; beholds no condition in which he can by any effort of imagination...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: The lives of the most eminent English poets

Samuel Johnson, John Hawkins - 1787
...he thought it true ; and vile and pernicious, if} as is faid, he in private allowed it to be falfe. The plan of Paradife Loft has this inconvenience,...actions nor human manners. The man and woman who act and fufler, are in a ftate which no other man or woman can ever know. The reader finds no tranfaction in...
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The lives of the most eminent English poets

Samuel Johnson, John Hawkins - 1787
...he thought it true ; and vile and pernicious, if, as is faid, he in private allowed it to be falfe. The plan of Paradife Loft has this inconvenience,...comprifes neither human actions nor human manners. The man anl woman who act and fuffer, are in a ftate which no other man or woman can ever know. The reader...
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The Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets,: With Critical ..., Volume 1

Samuel Johnson - 1790
...as ii faidj he in private allowed it to be falfe. The plan of Paradife Loft has this iticoovenience, that it comprifes neither human actions nor human...other man or woman can ever know* The reader finds no tranfactk>n in which he can by any effort of imagination place himfelf; he has, therefore, little natural...
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The Annual Register, Or, A View of the History, Politics, and Literature for ...

1796
...and pernicious, if, as is faid, he in private allowed it to be falfe. The plan of Paradift Ltft ha* this inconvenience, that it comprifes neither human actions nor human manners. The man and woman who aft and fuller, are in a ftate which no other man or woman can ever know. The reader finds no tranfadion...
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