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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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Works, Volume 2

Samuel Johnson - English literature - 1838
...flocks alone, without any judge of his skill in piping ; and how one god asks another god what has become of Lycidas, and how neither god can tell. He...; he who thus praises will confer no honour. This Ppem has yet a grosser fault. With these trifling fictions are mingled the most awful and sacred truths,...
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The British Cyclopaedia of the Arts, Sciences, History, Geography ...

1838
...Subordinate poets exercise no invention when they tell how a shepherd has lost a companion, and must feed his flocks alone without any judge of his skill in piping; but Milton dignifies and adorns these common artificial incidents with unexpected touches of picturesque...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.

Samuel Johnson - 1840
...appear the heathen deities ; Jove and Phcebus, Neptune and Л£о1ив, with a long train of myshepherd Whatever the profit of his cmpIojinenU has become of Lycidas, and how neither god can tell. He who thus grieves will excite no sympathy ;...
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Lives of the English Poets: With Critical Observations on Their Works ; And ...

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1840 - 502 pages
...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 his flocks alone, without any iudge of his skill in piping; and how one god asks another god what is become of Lycidas, and how neither...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: With and Essay on His Life ..., Volume 2

Samuel Johnson, Arthur Murphy - 1842
...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,...in piping ; and how one god asks another god what has become of Lvcidas, and how neither god can tell. He wlio thus grieves will excite no sympathy ;...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: With an Essay on His Life and ..., Volume 2

Samuel Johnson, Arthur Murphy - 1843
...such as a college easily supplies. Nothing can less display knowledge, or less exercise invention, Sir Thomu Browne. J Wood, and Life of Sir Thorn«...contentment. But the superio@ gredient and obscured p pod what has become of Lycidas, and how neither god can trll. He who thus grieves will excite no sympathy...
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The Living Age ..., Volume 121

1874
...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 his flocks alone ; how one god asks another god what has become of Lycidas, and how neither god can tell. He who thus...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: With an Essay on His Life and ..., Volume 2

Samuel Johnson, Arthur Murphy - 1846
...such as a college casilv supplies. Nothing can less display knowledge, or less exercise invention, than to tell how a shepherd has lost his companion, and must now fee<i his flocks alone, without any judge of his skill in piping ; and how one god asks another god...
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The Metropolitan Magazine, Volume 50

1847
...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 skill in piping ; and how one god asks of another god what has become of Lycidas, and how neither god...
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The Metropolitan, Volume 50

English literature - 1847
...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 skill in piping ; and how one god asks of another god what has become of Lycidas, and how neither god...
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