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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 POETICAL WORKS OF JOHN MILTON: WITH A Life of the Author

CHARLES DEXTER CLEVELAND - 1873
...Subordinate poets exercise no invention, when they tell how a shepherd has lost his companion, and must feed his flocks alone, without any judge of his skill in piping: imt MiUnn dignififiA,and adorns ihese. common -artificial incidents with unexpected ^^ toa^^J^mct^e84ULft.,bŁauty,...
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Eclectic Magazine: Foreign Literature, Volume 19; Volume 82

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 Cornhill Magazine, Volume 29

William Makepeace Thackeray - Electronic journals - 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 Lycidas and Epitaphium Damonis of Milton

John Milton - English literature - 1874 - 141 pages
...it cannot be known ca when it is found. Among the flocks, &c., appear the heathen deities, Jove, &c. He who thus grieves will excite no sympathy ; he who thus praises will confer no honour.' Again— 'With these trifling fictions are mingled the most awful and sacred truths The shepherd is...
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The Lycidas and Epitaphium Damonis of Milton

John Milton - 1874 - 141 pages
...it cannot be known j when it is found. Among the flocks, &c., appear the heathen deities, Jove, &c. He who thus grieves will excite no sympathy ; he who thus praises will confer no honour.' Again — ' With these trifling fictions are mingled the most awful and sacred truths The shepherd...
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The Lycidas and Epitaphium Damonis of Milton, ed. with notes and intr. by C ...

John Milton - 1874
...Though the representation when it is found. Among the flocks, &c., appear the heathen deities, Jove, &c. He who thus grieves will excite no sympathy ; he who thus praises will confer no honour.' Again — 'With these trifling fictions are mingled the most awful and sacred truths The shepherd is...
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The Living Age, Volume 121

1874
...has lost his compan-. ion, 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 grieves can excite no sympathy, he who thus praises will confer no honour." Of course every tyro in criticism...
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Lycidas

John Milton - 1877 - 28 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,...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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Samuel Johnson

Sir Leslie Stephen - 1878 - 195 pages
...skill in piping ; how one god asks another god what has become of Lycidas, and neither god can tell. Ho who thus grieves will excite no sympathy ; he who thus praises will confer no honour." This is of course utterly outrageous, and yet much of it is iindeniaLly true. To explain why, in spite of...
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Acme Library of Standard Biography: Third Series

Authors, English - 1880 - 541 pages
...imagery 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,...flocks alone, without any judge of his skill in piping ; how one god asks another god what has become of Lycidas, and neither god can tell. He who thus grieves...
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