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Samuel Johnson : Lives of the Poets

'[Johnson was fair to Milton's poetic genius, despite hating his politics] Indeed even Dr. Towers, who may be considered as one of the warmest zealots of [italics] The Revolution Society[end italics] itself, allows, that "Johnson has spoken in the highest terms of the abilities of that great poet, and has bestowed on his principal poetical compositions the most honourable encomiums".'

Century: 1700-1799     Reader/Listener/Group: Dr Towers      Print: Book


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