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" But such airy beings are for the most part suffered only to do their natural office, and retire. Thus Fame tells a tale and Victory hovers over a general or perches on a standard; but Fame and Victory can do no more. To give them any real employment or... "
The Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets,: With Critical Observations on ... - Pagina 260
door Samuel Johnson - 1790
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The Annual Register of World Events: A Review of the Year, Volume 22

1796
...tale, and Viflory hovers over a general, or perches on a liandard ; but Fame and Victory can do no more. To give them any real employment, or afcribe...material agency, is to make them allegorical no longer, bat to .(hock the mind by afcribing effects to non-entity. In the frometheut of jEfchylus, we fee Fiolence...
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Prefaces, Biographical and Critical, to the Works of the English Poets ...

Samuel Johnson - 1779
...tale, and Victory hovers over a general, or perches on a flandard; but -Fame and Victory can do no more. To .give them any real employment, or -afcribe...afcribing effects to .non-entity. In the Prometheus of JEfchylus, we fee Violence and Strength, and in the Alcejlii of Euripides, we fee Death brought upon...
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Prefaces, Biographical and Critical, to the Works of the English Poets ...

Samuel Johnson - 1779
...tale, and Victory hovers over a general, or perches on a ftandard ; but fame and Victory can do no more. To give them any real employment, or afcribe to them any material agency, k to make them allegorical no longer, but to Ihock the mind by afcribing effects to non-entity. In...
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Annual Register, Volume 22

Edmund Burke - 1780
...tale, and Viflory hovers over a general, or perches on a ftandard ; but Fame and Viflory can do no more. To give them any real employment,^ or afcribe to them any ma- • terial agency, is to make them allegorical no longer, but to mock the mind by afcribing effefts...
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The lives of the most eminent English poets

Samuel Johnson, John Hawkins - 1787
...has always been the right of poetry. But fuch airy beings are, for the moft part, fuffered only to do their natural office, and retire. Thus Fame tells...afcribing effects to non-entity. In the Prometheus of jEfchylus, we fee Violence and Strength, and in the Alcejlis of Euripides, we fee Death, brought upon...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: The lives of the most eminent English poets

Samuel Johnson, John Hawkins - 1787
...their natural office, and retire. Thus Fame tells a tale, and Victory hovers over a general, or perehes on a ftandard ; but Fame and Victory can do more....allegorical no longer, but to fhock the mind by afcribing eflects to non-entity. In the Prometheus of ^Efchylus, we fee Violence and Strength, and in the Aleefiis...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson.LL.D..: The lives of the English poets

Samuel Johnson - 1792
...has always been the right of poetry. But fuch airy beings are, for the moft part, fuffered only to do their natural office, and retire. Thus Fame tells...^Efchylus, we fee Violence and Strength, and in the Alcejlis of Euripides, we fee Death, brought upon the ftage, all as active perfons of the drama; but...
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The Lives of the English Poets: and a Criticism of Their Work

Samuel Johnson - 1795 - 536 pagina’s
...tale, and Victory hovers over a general, or perches on a ftandard ; but Fame and Victory can do no more. To give them any real employment, or afcribe...of ^Efchylus, we fee Violence and Strength, and in \hs.Alcejih of Euripides, we fee Death brought upon the ftage, all as active perfons of the drama ;...
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The Annual Register, Or, A View of the History, Politics, and Literature for ...

1796
...a tale, and Viflory hovers over a general, or perches on a fiandard; but Fame and Viftory can do no more. To give them any real employment, or afcribe...agency, is to make them allegorical no longer, but to (hock the mind by afcribing effedls to non-entity. Tn the Prometheus of .<Efchylus, we fee fioleace...
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Paradise Lost: With Notes, Selected from Newton and Others, to ..., Volumes 1-2

John Milton, Samuel Johnson - 1796
...perches on a standard ; but Fame and Victory can do no more. To give them any real employment, or ascribe to them any material agency, is to make them allegorical no longer, but to shock the mind by ascribing effects to non-entity. In the Prometheus of ^Eschylus, we see Violence...
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