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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 Gallery of Portraits: with Memoirs ...

1833
...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." It is not true that Milton...
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The Gentleman's Magazine, Volumes 158-159

1835
...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 away his patriotism in a private boarding-school.' Cowper. ' O spite ! ' Johnson....
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Sketches of English Literature: With Considerations on the Spirit ..., Volume 2

François-René vicomte de Chateaubriand - 1836
...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 away his -patriotism in a private boarding-school. This is the period of his...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: Lives of the poets

Samuel Johnson - 1837
...some degree of merriment on great promises and small performance, on the man who hastens home, because holds no condition in which he can by any effort of imagination place him scene of action, vapours away his patriotism in a private boarding-school. This is the period of his...
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Distinguished men of modern times [selected from The gallery of portraits ...

Arthur Thomas Malkin - 1838
...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." It is not true that Milton...
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Lives of the English Poets: With Critical Observations on Their Works ; And ...

Samuel Johnson - 1840 - 502 pagina’s
...decree 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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The Methodist Quarterly Review

1847
...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, vapors away his patriotism in a private boarding-school.' The passage is as false...
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The Cabinet Portrait Gallery of British Worthies, Volumes 5-8

1845
...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." It is not true that Milion...
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Cabinet Portrait Gallery of British Worthies, Volumes 7-9

1846
...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." It is not true that Milton...
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Homes and haunts of the most eminent British poets, Volume 1

William Howitt - 1847
...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 away his patriotism in a private boarding-school." The passage is as false...
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