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" We know that they never drove a field, and that they had no flocks to batten; and though it be allowed that the representation may be allegorical, the true meaning is so uncertain and remote, that it is never sought because it cannot be known when it... "
The Lives of the English Poets: and a Criticism of Their Work - Page 192
by Samuel Johnson - 1795 - 536 pages
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Prefaces, Biographical and Critical, to the Works of the English Poets, Volume 2

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1779
...heard What time the grey fly winds her fultry horn, Batt'ning our flocks with the frefh dews of night, We know that they never drove a field, and that they...the heathen deities ; Jove and Phoebus, Neptune and JSolus, with a long train of mythological imagery, fuch as a College eafily fupplies. Nothing can lefs...
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Prefaces, Biographical and Critical, to the Works of the English Poets ...

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1779
...What time the grey fly winds her futtry horn, . Batt'ning our flocks with the frefh dews of night. We know that they never drove a field, and that they...remote, that it is never fought, becaufe it can.not be-known when it is found. Among the flocks, and copfes, and flowers, appear the heathen deities; Jove...
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The Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets;: Cowley. Denham. Milton. Butler ...

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1781 - 503 pages
...heard What time the grey fly winds her fultry horn, Battening our flocks with the frefhdews of night. We know that they never drove a field, and that they...fought, becaufe it cannot be known when it is found. p Among the flocks, and copfes, and flowers^ appear the heathen deities ; Jove and Phoebus, Neptune...
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The Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets;: Cowley. Denham. Milton. Butler ...

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1781 - 503 pages
...heard What time the grey fly winds her fultry horn, Battening our flocks with the frefh dews of night. We know that they never drove a field, and that they...reprefentation may be allegorical, the true meaning is fb uncertain and remote, that it is never fought, becaufe it cannot be known when it is found. Among...
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The Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets;: With Critical ..., Volume 1

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1783
...heard What time the grey fly winds her fultry horrv Battening our flocks with the frefh dews of night. We know that they never drove a field, and that they...meaning is fo uncertain and remote, that it is never (ought becaufe it cannot be known when it is found. Among the flocks, and copfes, and flowers, appear...
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Critical Essays on Some of the Poems of Several English Poets

John Scott, John Hoole - English poetry - 1785 - 386 pages
...can be excited by thefe lines,' " We " drove afield," &c ? ' We know that ' they never drove afield, and that they * had no flocks to batten ; and though...fought, becaufe it cannot be ' known when it is found.' Cowley fpeaks of Hervey in propria ferfona, Milton is pro tempore a ruftick poet ; one therefore mud...
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The lives of the most eminent English poets

Samuel Johnson, John Hawkins - 1787
...heard What time the grey fly winds her fultry horn, Battening our flocks with the frefh dews of night. We know that they never drove a field, and that they had no flocks no batten ; and though it he allowed that tfie reprefentation may be allegorical, the true meaning...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: The lives of the most eminent English poets

Samuel Johnson, John Hawkins - English literature - 1787
...heard \Vhattime the grey fly winds her fultry horn, Battening our flocks with the licfh dews of night. We know that they never drove a field, and that they had no flocks no batten ; and though it be allowed that the reprefentation may be allegorical, the true meaning is...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson.LL.D..: The lives of the English poets

Samuel Johnson - 1792
...heard What time the grey fly winds her fultry horn, Battening our flocks with the frefh dews of night. We know that they never drove a field, and that they...the Heathen deities; Jove and Phoebus, Neptune and TEolus, with a long train of mythological imagery, fuch as a college eafily fupplies. Nothing can lefs...
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Paradise Lost: With Notes, Selected from Newton and Others, to ..., Volumes 1-2

John Milton, Samuel Johnson - 1796
...sultry horn, Batt'ning dur flocks with the fresh dews of night. We know that they never drove afield, and that they had no flocks to batten ; and though it be allowed that the representation may be allegorical, the true meaning is so uncertain and remote, that it is never sought,...
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