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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 Portrait Gallery of Distinguished Poets, Philosophers ..., Volume 2

1853
...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 most eminent English poets, with critical ..., Volume 1

Samuel Johnson - 1854
...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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Johnson's Lives of the British poets completed by W. Hazlitt, Volume 2

Samuel Johnson - 1854
...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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Annual Meeting: Proceedings, Constitution, List of Active Members, and Addresses

American Institute of Instruction - 1855
...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 MR. SMITH S LECTURE. I private boarding-school." But...
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Annual Meeting of the American Institute of Instruction, Volume 25

American Institute of Instruction - 1855
...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." But Dr. Johnson, great as...
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Homes and Haunts of the Most Eminent British Poets, Volume 1

William Howitt - 1856
...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 Logic of Political Economy, and Other Papers

Thomas De Quincey - 1859 - 387 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, vapors away his patriotism in a private boarding-school." It is not true that Milton...
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THE LOGIC OF POLITICAL ECONOMY, AND OTHER PAPERS

THOMAS DE QUINCEY - 1859
...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." It is not true that Milton...
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The Logic of Political Economy, and Other Papers

Thomas De Quincey - 1859 - 387 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, vapors away his patriotism in a private boarding-school." It is not true that Milton...
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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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