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" Nothing can less display knowledge, or less exercise invention, than to tell how a shepherd has lost his companion, and must now feed his flocks alone, without any judge of his skill in piping ; and how one god asks another god what is become of Lycidas,... "
Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets: With Critical Observations on Their ... - Page 141
by Samuel Johnson - 1854
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Prefaces, Biographical and Critical, to the Works of the English Poets ...

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1779
...and muft now feed his flocks alone, without any judge of his flull iit piping; and how one god alks another god what is become of Lycidas, and how neither god can telL He who thus grieves will excite no fy.mpathy;- hewho-thus praifcs will confer no honour. This poem has yet a groflbr fault. ^With thefe...
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The lives of the most eminent English poets

Samuel Johnson, John Hawkins - 1787
...and muft now feed his flocks alone, without any judge of his fkill in piping ; and how one god afks another god what is become of Lycidas, and how neither god can tell. He who thus grieves will excite no fympathy ; he who thus praifes will confer no honour. This poem has yet a grofler fault. With thefe...
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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
...ami mUft now feed his flocks alone, without any judge of his fkill in piping ; and how one god afks another god what is become of Lycidas, and how neither god can tell. He who thus grieves will excite no fympathy ; he who thus praifes will confer no honour. This poem has yet a grofler fault. With thefe...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson.LL.D..: The lives of the English poets

Samuel Johnson - 1792
...and muft now feed his flocks alone, without any judge of his fkill in piping; and how one god alks another god what is become of Lycidas, and how neither god can tell. He who thus grieves will excite no fympathy ; he who thus praifes will confer no honour. This poem has yet a groffer fault. With thefe...
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The Lives of the English Poets: and a Criticism of Their Work

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1795 - 536 pages
...and muft now feed his flocks alone, without any judge of his /kill in piping ; and how one god afks another god what is become of Lycidas, and how neither god can tell. He who thus grieves will excite no fympathy ; he who thus praifes will confer no honour. This poem has yet a grofler fault. With thefe...
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Paradise Lost: With Notes, Selected from Newton and Others, to ..., Volumes 1-2

John Milton, Samuel Johnson - 1796
...such as a college easily supplies. Nothing can less display knowledge, or less exercise invention, than to tell how a shepherd has lost his companion, and must ndw feed his flocks alone, without any judge of his skill in piping ; and how one god asks another...
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Lives

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1800
...^Eolus, with a lony train of mythological imagery^ Such as- a College easily supplies. Nothing can k-ss display knowledge, or less exercise inventions, than...now feed his flocks alone, without any judge of his skijl in piping.; and how one god asks another god what is become of Lyxrid-is, and how neither god...
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Lives of English poets

Samuel Johnson - 1801
...and muft now feed his flocks alone, without any judge of his flcill in piping ; and how one god afks another god what is become of Lycidas, and how neither god can tell. He who thus grieves will excite no fympathy ; he who thus prailes will confer no honour. This poem has yet a groffer fault. With thcfe...
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The works of the poets of Great Britain and Ireland. With prefaces ..., Volume 1

Great Britain - 1804
...train of mythological imagery; such as a College easily supplies. Nothing can less display kndwledge, or less exercise inventions, than to tell how a shepherd...what is become of Lycidas, and how neither god can tefl. He who thus grieves will excite no sympathy ; he who thus praise^ will confer no honour. This...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, Volume 10

Samuel Johnson - English literature - 1806
...such as a college easily supplies. Nothing can less display knowledge, or less exercise invention, than to tell how a shepherd has lost his companion,...yet a grosser fault. With these trifling fictions are mingled the most awful and sacred truths, such as ought never to be polluted with such irreverend...
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