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" How charming is divine Philosophy! Not harsh and crabbed, as dull fools suppose, But musical as is Apollo's lute, And a perpetual feast of nectar'd sweets, Where no crude surfeit reigns. "
Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets: With Critical Observations on Their ... - Page 162
by Samuel Johnson - 1854
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Literary Remains of the Late William Hazlitt: With a Notice of His ..., Volume 1

William Hazlitt - 1836 - 315 pages
...mind first became directed to the prosecution of philosophical inquiry, — to him, at least — " Not harsh and crabbed as dull fools suppose, But musical as is Apollo's lute." After having diligently studied the works of some of the most eminent metaphysicians, the youthful...
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Another stroll, being the third, of W.C.S. and his alter idem friend P.P.

sir William Cusack Smith (2nd bart.) - 1836
...of Religion winning to gaiety and youth. What has Milton said ? How charming is divine philosophy I Not harsh, and crabbed, as dull fools suppose; But musical as is Apollo's lute, And a perpetual feast of nectar'd sweets, Where no crude surfeit reigns.* Less than he has said of...
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Essays and Selections

Basil Montagu - Fore-edged painting - 1837 - 356 pages
...bitter bad judges in matters of philosophy, but with John Milton, " How charming is divine philosophy ! Not harsh and crabbed as dull fools suppose, But musical as is Apollo's lute ; And a perpetual feast of nectar'd sweets, Where no crude surfeit reigns." In the main, ignorance...
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Modernist Montage: The Obscurity of Vision in Cinema and Literature

P. Adams Sitney - Performing Arts - 1990 - 250 pages
...the uniform. The tone with which he incants the lines from Comus: How charming is divine Philosophy! Not harsh, and crabbed as dull fools suppose, But musical as is Apollo's lute . . . (11. 476-78) argues against the message he asserts; in this context it forbodes a "crabbed" and...
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New Directions in Economic Methodology

Roger Backhouse - Business & Economics - 1994 - 394 pages
...gentleman's [FCS Schiller's] particular bete noire, it will be as Shakespeare said (of it remember) 'Not harsh and crabbed, as dull fools suppose, But musical as is Apollo's lute,' etc. (5.S37)22 A division of labour presupposes a common enterprise. For Peirce there is a difference...
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Milton: The life

William Riley Parker - Poets, English - 1996 - 1539 pages
...younger brother to exclaim (one must imagine the audience listening): How charming is divine philosophy I Not harsh and crabbed, as dull fools suppose, But musical as is Apollo's lute, And a perpetual feast of nectared sweets Where no crude surfeit reigns. (476-80) At this point they...
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Poetry and the Practical

William Gilmore Simms - Literary Criticism - 1998 - 124 pages
...diligence; but where did you ever see them feed their souls? At what fountains of sweet philosophy— "Not harsh and crabbed as dull fools suppose, But musical as is Apollo's lute," — have you beheld them drink of that Marah — that divine bitter, which refreshes the germ of immortality...
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Manifesto of a Passionate Moderate: Unfashionable Essays

Susan Haack - Philosophy - 2000 - 237 pages
...they are not abstruse, arid, and abstract, in which case, ... it will be as Shakespeare said . . . "Not harsh and crabbed, as dull fools suppose, But musical as is Apollo's lute," . . . (5.537). The reader may find the matter [of my "Minute Logic"] so dry, husky and innutritious...
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The Collected Works of W.B. Yeats Vol X: Later Articles and Reviews ...

William Butler Yeats - Books - 1989 - 426 pages
...magistrate. We sought religious conviction by a more difficult research: How charming is divine philosophy! Not harsh and crabbed, as dull fools suppose, But musical as is Apollo's lute.402 Now that Ireland was substituting traditions of government for the rhetoric of agitation our...
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Women and Radicalism in the Nineteenth Century: Specific controversies

Mike Sanders - Social Science - 2001 - 624 pages
...22 June 1839, p. 549. TO THE EDITOR OF THE NEW MORAL WORLD. Sir, "How charming is divine philosophy. Not harsh and crabbed as dull fools suppose. But musical, as is Apollo's lute, And a perpetual feast of nectar'd sweets, Where no crude surfeits reigns." Such were the outpourings...
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