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" The reason of this general perusal, Addison has attempted to [find in] derive from the delight which the mind feels in the investigation of secrets. " His best actions are but [convenient] inability of wickedness. " When once he had engaged himself in... "
The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: Comprehending an Account of His Studies ... - Page 322
by James Boswell - 1821
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The Works of the English Poets: With Prefaces, Biographical and ..., Volume 61

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1772
...is furely reafon to fufpedt that he pleafed himfelf as well as his audience ; and that thefe, like the harlots of other men, had his love, though not his approbation. He had fometimes faults of a lefs generous and fplendid kind. He makes, like 298 DRYDE N. like almoft...
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Prefaces, Biographical and Critical, to the Works of the English Poets, Volume 3

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1779
...is furely reafon to fufpect that he pleated himfelf as well as his .audience j and that thefe^ like •the harlots of other men, had .his love, though not his approbation, He had fometimes faults of a lefs ge* nerous and fplendid kind. He makes, like almoft all other poets,...
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Dryden. Smith. Duke. King. Sprat. Halifax. Parnell. Garth. Rowe. Addison ...

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1781
...There is furely reafon to fufpect that he pleafed himfelf as well as his audience; and that thefe, like the harlots of other men, had his love, though not his approbation. He had fbmetimes faults of a lefs generous and fplendid kind. He makes, like almoft all other poets, very...
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The lives of the most eminent English poets

Samuel Johnson, John Hawkins - 1787
...is furely reafon to fufpect that he pleafed himfelf as well as his audience ; and that thefe, like the harlots of other men, had his love, though not his approbation. '• He had fometimes faults of a left generous an<J fplendid kind. He makes, like almoft all other poets,...
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The works of the English poets. With prefaces, biographical and ..., Volume 2

English poets - 1790
...is furely reafon to fufpeft that he pieafed himfelf as well as his audience ; and that thefe, like the harlots of other men, had his love, though not his approbation. He had fometimes faults of a lefs generous and fplendid kind. He makes, like almoft all other poets, very...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson.LL.D..: The lives of the English poets

Samuel Johnson - 1792
...There is furely reafon to fufpect that he pleafed himfelf as well as his audience; and that thefe, like the harlots of other men, had his love, though not his approbation. He had fometimes faults of a lefs generous and fplendid kind. He makes, like almoft all other poets, very...
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Lives of English poets

Samuel Johnson - 1801
...is furely reafon to fufpect that he pleafed himfelf as well as his audience ; and that thefe, like the harlots of other men, had his love, though not his approbation. He had fometimes faults of a lefs generous and fplendid kind. He makes, like almoft all other poets, very...
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The works of the poets of Great Britain and Ireland. With prefaces ..., Volume 1

Great Britain - 1804
...surely reason to suspect that he he pleased himself as well as his audience ; and that these, like the harlots of other men, had his love, though not his approbation. He had sometimes faults of a less generous and splendid kind. He makes like almost all other poets, very...
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The works of Samuel Johnson, Volume 9

Samuel Johnson - 1806
...is furely reafon to fufpect that he plealed himfelf as well as his audience ; and that thefe, like the harlots of other men, had his love, though not his approbation. He had fometimes faults of a lefs generous and fplendid kind. He makes, like almoft all other poets, very...
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The life of Samuel Johnson. [With] The principal corrections and ..., Volume 4

James Boswell - 1807
...the mind feels in the investigation of secrets. " His best actions are but [convenient] inability of wickedness. " When once he had engaged himself in...harlots,] the harlots of other men, had his love though ;ot his approbation. .1 9 [It seems to me, that there are many pathetink passages in Johnson's works,...
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