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" Learning once made popular is no longer learning ; it has the appearance of something which we have bestowed upon ourselves, as the dew appears to rise from the field which it refreshes. "
The lives of the most eminent English poets - Page 377
by Samuel Johnson, John Hawkins - 1787
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Life of Dryden

Samuel Johnson - 1913 - 300 pages
...is no longer doubted the evidence ceases to be examined. Of an art universally practised the first teacher is forgotten. Learning once made popular is no longer learning; it has the appearance of something which we have bestowed upon ourselves, as the dew appears to rise from the field which it...
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Sensibility in Transformation: Creative Resistance to Sentiment ..., Volume 10

Syndy M. Conger - Literary Criticism - 1990 - 235 pages
...measure their success: "A writer who obtains his full purpose loses himself in his own lustre. . . . Learning once made popular is no longer learning; it has the appearance of something we have bestowed upon ourselves, as the dew appears to rise from the field which it refreshes."1...
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Wordsworth's Pope: A Study in Literary Historiography

Robert J. Griffin, Robert J. (tel-Aviv University) - Literary Criticism - 1995 - 190 pages
...particularly one that uses the Norton anthology. Its fate is what Johnson observed of Dryden's criticism: "Learning once made popular is no longer learning: it has the appearance of something which we have bestowed on ourselves, as the dew appears to rise from the field which it refreshes."3...
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Johnson, Writing, and Memory

Greg Clingham - Literary Criticism - 2002 - 222 pages
...doubted, the evidence ceases to be examined. Of an art universally practised, the first teacher is often forgotten. Learning once made popular is no longer learning: it has the appearance of something which we have bestowed on ourselves, as the dew appears to rise from the field which it refreshes"...
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Shakespeare and the Classics

Charles Martindale, A. B. Taylor - Literary Criticism - 2011
...doubred, the evidence ceases to be examined. Of an art universally practiced, the first reacher is often forgotten- Learning once made popular is no longer learning: it has the appearance of someshing which we have bestowed upon ourselves, as the dew appears to rise from the field which it...
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