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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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Lives of Milton and Addison

Samuel Johnson, John Wight Duff - English poetry - 1900 - 209 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 2 5 his flocks alone, without any judge of his skill in piping ; and how one god asks another god what...
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The Quarterly Review, Volume 194

English literature - 1901
...nature, for there is no truth. . . . 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 Lycidas, and how neither god can tell. He who thus grieves will excite no sympathy ;...
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The Quarterly Review, Volume 194

1901
...nature, for there is no truth. . . . 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 Lycidas, and how neither god can tell. He who thus grieves will excite no sympathy ;...
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The Quarterly Review, Volume 194

English literature - 1901
...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...sympathy ; he who thus praises will confer no honour.' Perhaps a young reader would really learn more from such remarks than from the critic who simply shrieks...
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Milton's Lycidas

John Milton - 1902 - 112 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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Alexander Pope

Leslie Stephen - Poets, English - 1902 - 216 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 thua grieves...
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Lives of the English Poets: Cowley-Dryden

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1905
...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...without any judge of his skill in piping ; and how ^ne god asks another god what is become of Lycidas, and how neither god can tell. He who thus grieves...
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AN ENGLISH PROSE MISCELLANY

JOHN MASEFIELD - 1907
...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 irreverent...
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Milton

Samuel Johnson - 1907 - 144 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,...his skill in piping; and how one god asks another 20 god what is become of Lycidas, and how neither god can tell. He who thus grieves will excite no...
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Shakespeare as a man. Southey's letters. New lights on Milton. Emerson ...

Leslie Stephen - Authors, English - 1907
...nature, for there is no truth. . . . Nothing can less display knowledge, or less exercise invention, than to tell how a shepherd has lost his companion, and must now feed his flock alone, without any judge of his skill in piping; and how one god asks another god what has become...
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