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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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Tractate Of Education

John Milton - 1895 - 50 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." The fair comment on this...
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Macaulay's Essay on Milton

Thomas Babington Macaulay Baron Macaulay - 1895 - 89 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." Again, Milton's pamphlets...
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Macaulay's Essays on Milton and Addison

Thomas Babington Macaulay Baron Macaulay - 1895 - 211 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." Again, Milton's pamphlets...
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The Ridpath Library of Universal Literature ...: A Biographical ..., Volume 17

John Clark Ridpath - 1898
...look with some merriment on ^reat 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, vapors away his patriotism in a private boarding-school." Milton himself tells us...
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The Ridpath Library of Universal Literature: A Biographical and ..., Volume 17

John Clark Ridpath - 1903
...with some 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, vapors away his patriotism in a private boarding-school." Milton himself tells us...
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Essays from the Rambler and the Idler, with Passages from the Lives of the ...

Samuel Johnson - 1901 - 179 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 boardingschool. This is the period of his...
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Collected Essays, Volume 1

Augustine Birrell - 1902
...allow our veneration for Milton to rob us of a joke at the expense of 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;' but that this observation...
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Milton's Lycidas

John Milton - 1902 - 112 pagina’s
...degree of merriment on great promises and small performance — on the man who hastened 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." Whatever we may think of...
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Milton

Samuel Johnson - 1907 - 144 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 iIf ' l a private boarding-schoo1. This is the period...
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An Anthology of Modern English Prose (1741 to 1892)

Annie Barnett, Lucy Dale - 1911 - 450 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. This is the period of his...
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