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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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Methodist Review, Volume 29

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 Collected Essays & Addresses of the Rt. Hon. Augustine Birrell ..., Volume 1

Augustine Birrell - 1923
...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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John Milton: Introductions

Roy Daniells - 1973 - 343 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 . . . He did not sell literature...
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His and Hers: Essays in Restoration and Eighteenth-century Literature

Ann Messenger - 1986 - 271 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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Romanticism and Women Poets: Opening the Doors of Reception

Harriet Kramer Linkin, Stephen C. Behrendt - 1999 - 294 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." 13. W. Wordsworth, Letters,...
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The Major Works

John Milton - 2003 - 966 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.'3 Johnson had no sympathy...
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