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" We drove a field, and both together heard What time the grey fly winds her sultry horn, Battening our flocks with the fresh dews of night. We know that they never drove a field, and that they had no flocks to batten... "
The Works of Samuel Johnson.LL.D..: The lives of the English poets - Page 150
by Samuel Johnson - 1792
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Prefaces, Biographical and Critical, to the Works of the English Poets ...

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1779
...We drove a field, and both together heard What time the grey fly winds her futtry horn, . Batt'ning our flocks with the frefh dews of night. We know that...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
...exhaufted ; 6 haufted ; and its inherent improbability always forces diflatisfaction on the mind. When Cowley tells of Hervey that they ftudied together,...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;: Cowley. Denham. Milton. Butler ...

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1781 - 503 pages
...together 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...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;: With Critical ..., Volume 1

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1783
...thefe lines ! We drove a field, and both together heard What time the grey fly winds her fultry horrv Battening our flocks with the frefh dews of night....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
...long ago exhaufted ; and its inherent improbability always forces diffatisfacr.ion on the mind. When Cowley tells. of Hervey that they ftudied together,...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
...both together 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 Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets,: With Critical ..., Volume 1

Samuel Johnson - Poets, English - 1790
...labours) and the partner of his difcoveries; but what, image of tendernefs can be excited by thefe Jines! We drove a field, and both together heard What time...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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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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Lives

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1800
...time the gtey fly winds her sultry horn/ Battening oar flocks with the fresh dews of night. ft Vnow that they never drove a field, and that they had no flocks to batten ? "J though it be allowed that the representation may be allegorical, the true anmg is so uncertain...
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