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" Let not our veneration for Milton forbid us to look with some degree of merriment on great promises and small performance, on the man who hastens home, because his countrymen are contending for their liberty, and, when he reaches the scene of action,... "
Lives of English poets - Pagina 96
door Samuel Johnson - 1801
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“The” Works of Thomas De Quincey: Style and rhetoric

Thomas De Quincey - 1862
...some degree of merriment on great promises and small performance: on the man who hastens home because his countrymen are contending for their liberty ; and when he reaches the scene of action, vapours away his patriotism in a private boardingschool." It is not true that Milton...
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The Works of Thomas De Quincey: Style and rhetoric and other papers

Thomas De Quincey - 1862
...some degree of merriment on great promises and small performance: on the man who "hastens home because his countrymen are contending for their liberty; and when he reaches the scene of action, vapours away his patriotism in a private boardingschool." It is not true that Milton...
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Selections from the prose writings of John Milton, ed. with memoir, notes ...

John [prose Milton (selected]) - 1862
...some degree of merriment on great promises and small performance; on the man who hastens home because his countrymen are contending for their liberty, and when he reaches the scene of performance vapours away his patriotism in a private boarding school." It is even more marvellous...
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The poetical works of John Milton, with illustr. by E.H. Corbould and J. Gilbert

John Milton - 1864
...some degree of merriment on great promises and small performance : on the man who hastens home because his countrymen are contending for their liberty, and when he reaches the scene of action, vapours away his patriotism in a private boardingschool." This unworthy sneer is easily...
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The National quarterly review, ed. by E.I. Sears

Edward Isidore Sears - 1869
...some degree of merriment on great promises and small performance, on the man who hastens home because his countrymen are contending for their liberty, and when he reaches the scene of action vapors away his patriotism in a private boarding school." The " great promises" consisted...
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Three Household Poets

John Tomlinson - 1869 - 174 pagina’s
...degree of merriment on great promises and small performances : on the man who hastens home because his countrymen are contending for their liberty, and when he reaches the scene of action, vapours out his patriotism, in a private boarding-school.' " " Truly," replied Mr...
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Class-book of English Poetry from Chaucer to Tennyson

Daniel Scrymgeour - 1870 - 597 pagina’s
...pupils ; and this occupation has drawn on him Jonson's ridicule, as "a man who hastens home because his countrymen are contending for their liberty, and, when he reaches the scene of action, vapours away his patriotism in a private boarding-school." Milton's controversial...
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The Friendship of Books, and Other Lectures

Frederick Denison Maurice - 1874 - 392 pagina’s
...some degree of merriment on great promises and small performance, on the man who hastens home because his countrymen are contending for their liberty, and when he reaches the scene of action vapours away his patriotism in a private boarding.school." Johnson does not explain...
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English Pedagogy: Education, the School, and the Teacher in English Literature

Henry Barnard - 1876 - 482 pagina’s
...learning." of merriment on great promises and small performance, on the man who hastens home, because his countrymen are contending for their liberty, and, when he reaches the scene of action, vapors away his patriotism in a private boarding-school. This is the period of his...
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The Friendship of Books and Other Lectures

Frederick Denison Maurice - 1880 - 384 pagina’s
...some degree of merriment on great promises and small performance, on the man who hastens home because his countrymen are contending for their liberty, and, when he reaches the scene of action, vapours away his patriotism in a private boarding-school." Johnson does nflt explain...
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