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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 Six Chief Lives from Johnson's Lives of the Poets: With Macaulay's Life ...

Samuel Johnson - 1881 - 466 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 Doarding-school. This is the period of his...
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Baptist Worthies: A Series of Sketches of Distinguished Men who Have Held ...

William Landels - 1883 - 231 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 performance, vapours away his patriotism in a private boarding-house." One is sorry for that...
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Obiter Dicta ...: Milton. Pope. Johnson. Burke. The muse of history. Charles ...

Augustine Birrell - 1887
...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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Obiter Dicta

Augustine Birrell - 1887 - 233 pagina’s
...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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The Friendship of Books: And Other Lectures

Frederick Denison Maurice - 1889 - 298 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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The Collected Writings of Thomas De Quincey, Volume 4

Thomas De Quincey, David Masson - 1890
...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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OBITER DICTA

AUGUSTINE BIRRELL - 1891
...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, with an Introduction and Notes

Samuel Johnson - 1892 - 139 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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Johnson's Life of Milton, with intr. and notes by F. Ryland

Samuel Johnson - 1894
...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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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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