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" But knowledge is as food, and needs no less Her temperance over appetite, to know In measure what the mind may well contain ; Oppresses else with surfeit, and soon turns Wisdom to folly, as nourishment to wind. "
The New monthly magazine, and literary journal. [American ed.] - Page 389
1825
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Bell's Edition: The Poets of Great Britain Complete from Chaucer to ...

English poetry - 1776
...food, and needs no less Her temp'rance over appetite to know Or measure what the mind may well contain; Oppresses else with surfeit, and soon turns Wisdom to folly', as nourishment to wind. l5a Know then, that after Lucifer from fieav'n (So call him, brighter once amidst the host Of Angels,...
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The Rambler

Samuel Johnson - 1792 - 463 pages
...the beginning of words, than to cut them off from the end . Milton therefore Teems to have fomewhat mistaken the nature of our language, of which the chief defect is niggednefs and aljterity, and has left our Iim-lli cadences yet hardier. Buthiselifions are not all...
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Paradise Lost: A Poem, in Twelve Books. The Author John Milton. Printed from ...

John Milton - 1795
...and needs no less Her temp' ranee over appetite, to know Or measure what the mind may we'-l contain ; Oppresses else with surfeit, and soon turns Wisdom to folly', as nourishment to wind. 130 Know then, tlwt after Lucifer from Heaven (So call him, brighter once amidst the host Of Angels,...
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Paradise lost: With notes, selected from Newton and others, to ..., Volumes 1-2

John Milton, Samuel Johnson - 1796
...and needs no less Her temp'rance over appetite to know In measure what the mind may well contain ; Oppresses else with surfeit, and soon turns Wisdom to folly', as nourishment to wind. 130 Know then, that after Lucifer from Heav'n (So call him, brighter once amidst the host Of Angels...
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Paradise lost, a poem. Pr. from the text of Tonson's correct ed. of 1711

John Milton - History - 1801
...and needs no less Her temp'rancc over appetite, to know Or measure what the mind may well contain ; Oppresses else with surfeit, and soon turns Wisdom to folly', as nourishment to wind. 130 KNOW then, that after Lucifer from Heaven (?o call him, brighter once amidst the host Of Angels,...
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Select British Classics, Volume 6

English literature - 1803
...vowel before another, or the suppression of the last syllable of a word ending with a vowel, when a vowel begins the following word. As.... Knowledge...soon turns Wisdom to folly, as nourishment to wind. This licence, though now disused in English poetry, was practised by our old writers, and is allowed...
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The Rambler, by S. Johnson

1806
...suppression of the last syllable of a word ending with a vowel, when a vowel begins the following word. As, Oppresses else with surfeit, and soon turns Wisdom to folly, as nourishment to wind. Knowledge— This licence, though now disused in English poetry, was practised by our old writers,...
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The works of Samuel Johnson, Volume 5

Samuel Johnson - 1806
...before another, or the suppression of th^ Itst syllable of a word ending with a vowel, whea a IIH el begins the following word. As • Knowledge Oppresses else with surfeit, and soon tarns \Yitdom to folly, as nourishment to wind, Sib..This licence, though now disused in English poetry,...
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The poetical works of John Milton, with the life of the author by S. Johnson

John Milton - 1807
...and needs no less Her temp'rance over appetite to know Or measure what the mind may well contain ; Oppresses else with surfeit, and soon turns Wisdom to folly', as nourishment to wind. 130 Know then, th.n after Lucifer from Heav'n (^o call him, brighter once amidst the host Of Angels,...
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The British Essayists;: Rambler

Alexander Chalmers - English essays - 1808
...vowel before another, or the suppression of the last syllable of a word ending with a vowel, when a vowel begins the following word. As Knowledge Oppresses else with surfeit, and soon turn? Wisdom to fol/y, as nourishment to wind. There is reason to believe that we have negligently...
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