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" Let not our veneration for Milton forbid us to look with some degree of merriment on great promises and small performance, on the man who hastens home, because his countrymen are contending for their liberty, and, when he reaches the scene of action,... "
The Works of Samuel Johnson.LL.D..: The lives of the English poets - Page 92
by Samuel Johnson - 1792
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Prefaces, Biographical and Critical, to the Works of the English Poets, Volume 2

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1779
...our veneration for Milton forbid us to look with fome degree of merriment on great promifes and fmall performance, on the man who haftens home, 'becaufe...of action, vapours away his patriotifm in a private boarding-fchodl. This is the period of his life from which all his biographers feem inclined •to...
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Prefaces, Biographical and Critical, to the Works of the English Poets ...

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1779
...look with fome degree of merriment on great promifes and fmall performance, on the man who haftcns home, becaufe his countrymen are contending for their liberty, and, when he reaches the fcene of adtion, vapours away his patriotifm in a private boarding-fchool. This is the period of his life from...
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The Monthly Review, Or, Literary Journal, Volume 61

Books - 1780
...look with fume degree of merriment on great promifes and fmall performance, on the man who battens home, becaufe his 'countrymen are contending for their...of action, vapours away his patriotifm in a private boaiding fchool.' What the Doctor finds to excite merriment we own ourfelves ignorant of. Whatever...
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The Monthly Review, Volume 61

1780
...degree of merriment on great promifes and fmall performance, on the man who haftens home, bccaufe ЬЦ countrymen are contending for their liberty, and,...when he reaches the fcene of action, vapours away his pacriotifm in a private boarding-fchool.' ' This is the period of his life from which all his biographers...
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The Monthly Review, Volume 61

1780
...degree of merriment on great promifes and fmall performance, on the man who haftens home, becaufe hi^ countrymen are contending for their liberty, and,...when he reaches the fcene of action, vapours away his pacriotifm in a private board ing- fchool.* What the Doclor finds to excite merriment we own ourfelves...
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Remarks on Johnson's Life of Milton: To which are Added Milton's Tractate of ...

Francis Blackburne - 1780 - 381 pages
...promifes and fmail perfor" mances, on the man who haftens home " becaufe his countrymen are contend" ing for their liberty, and when he " reaches the fcene of action vapours " away away his patriotifm in a private board" ing fchool." This fneer is derived from a reflection of Mr....
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The Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets;: Cowley. Denham. Milton. Butler ...

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1781 - 503 pages
...Milton forbid us to look with fome degree of merriment on great promifes and final! performance, --dh. the man who -haftens home, be'ca'ufe -his countrymen...of action, vapours away his patriotifm in a private boarding fchool. this is the period of his life from which all his biographers feem inclined to fhrink....
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The Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets;: Cowley. Denham. Milton. Butler ...

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1781 - 503 pages
...veneration for Milton forbid us .to look with fome degree of merriment on great promifes and frnall performance, on the man who haftens home, becaufe...for their liberty, and, when he reaches the fcene of a&iop, vapours away his patriotifm in a private board.ing-fchool. this is the period of his life from...
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The Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets;: With Critical ..., Volume 1

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1783
...becaufe his . countrymen are contending for their liberty, and, when he reaches the fcene of a&ion, vapours away his patriotifm in a private boarding-fchool...period of. his life from which all his biographers feem inchned to mrink. They are unwilling that Milton mould be degraded to a fchool-mafter ; but, iince...
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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
...becaufe his countrymen arc contending for their liberty, and, when he reaches the fcene of attion, vapours away his patriotifm in a private boarding-fchool....inclined to fhrink. They are unwilling that Milton * This is inaccurately expreficd : Philips, and Dr. Newton after him, fay a garden houfe, ie a houfe...
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