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" Damn with faint praise, assent with civil leer, And without sneering, teach the rest to sneer; Willing to wound and yet afraid to strike, Just hint a fault and hesitate dislike; Alike... "
preface biograpical and critical, to the works of the english poets - Page 14
by samuel johnson - 1779
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The Twentieth Century, Volume 10

Nineteenth century - 1881
...afforded apt quotations to hundreds of writers and speakers, from that time to our own. Should such a man, too fond to rule alone, Bear, like the Turk, no rival near the throne ; View him with scornful yet with jealous eyes, And hate for arta that caus'd...
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Johnson as Critic

Samuel Johnson - Criticism - 1973 - 472 pages
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Forewords and Afterwords

Wystan Hugh Auden - Literary Collections - 1973 - 529 pages
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A History of English Literature

Peter Quennell, Hamish Johnson - English literature - 1973 - 512 pages
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The Restoration and the Eighteenth Century

Martin Price - Literary Collections - 1973 - 800 pages
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The Augustan Vision

Pat Rogers - Classicism - 1974 - 318 pages
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The Dictionary of Biographical Quotation of British and American Subjects

Richard Kenin, Justin Wintle - Great Britain - 1978 - 860 pages
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Literature and Reality, 1600-1800

Colin Nicholas Manlove - England - 1978 - 238 pages
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Tradition and Experiment in English Poetry

Philip Hobsbaum - English poetry - 1979 - 343 pages
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