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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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The works of Samuel Johnson, Volume 9

Samuel Johnson - 1806
...his flocks alone, without any judge of his fkill in piping; and how one god afks another godwhat has become of Lycidas, and how neither god can tell. He who thus grieves will excite no fympathy ; he who thus pnufes will confer no honour. This poem has yet a grofler fault. With thefe...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, Volume 9

Samuel Johnson - 1810
...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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Cowley, Denham, Milton

Alexander Chalmers - English poetry - 1810
...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 now feed hig flocks alone, without any judge of his skill in piping ; and how one god asks another god what...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, L. L. D.: In Twelve Volumes, Volume 9

Samuel Johnson - 1811
...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,...tell. He who thus grieves will excite no sympathy j he who thus praises will confer no honour. This poem has yet a grosser fault. With these trifling...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, Volume 9

Samuel Johnson - English literature - 1816
...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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The works of Samuel Johnson, Volume 6

Samuel Johnson - 1818
...meaning is so uncertain and remote, that it is never sought, because it cannot be known when it is found. a shepherd has lost his companion, and must now feed...in piping • and how one god asks another god what has become of Lycidas, and how neither god can tell. He who thus grieves will excite no sympathy ;...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.

Samuel Johnson, Arthur Murphy - English literature - 1820
...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 saVOL. IX. L cred truths, such as ought never to be polluted with such...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.

Samuel Johnson - 1820
...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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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.

Samuel Johnson, Arthur Murphy - English literature - 1820
...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 sa* VOL. IX. L cred truths, such as ought never to be polluted with...
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The British poets, including translations, Volume 16

British poets - 1822
...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,...must now feed his flocks alone, without any judge of bis skill in piping; and how one god asks another god what is become of Lycidas, and how neither god...
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