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" How science dwindles, and how volumes swell. How commentators each dark passage shun, And hold their farthing candle to the Sun. "
Hamlet travestie: with burlesque annotations - Pagina 71
door John Poole - 1811
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The British Poets: Including Translations ...

British poets - 1822
...: Some future strain, in which the Muse shall tell How science dwindles, and how volumes swell. How commentators each dark passage shun, And hold their farthing candle to the Sun. How tortured texts to speak our sense are made, And every vice is to the Scripture laid. How misers...
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Dramatic and Prose Miscellanies: Lucianus redivivus: or, Dialogues ...

Andrew Becket - 1838
...sentiments and feelings of Warburton: and that we shall see no more of those petty commentators, who Each dark passage shun, - And hold their farthing candle to the sun. — YOUNG. But, see, Theobald is returning towards us, seemingly in an angry mood. Warb. Away! and...
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Dramatic and Prose Miscellanies: Lucianus redivivus: or, Dialogues ...

Andrew Becket - 1838
...sentiments and feelings of Warburtoii: and that we shall see no more of those petty commentators, who Each dark passage shun, And hold their farthing candle to the sun. — YOUNG. But, see, Theobald is returning towards us, seemingly in an angry mood. Warb. Away! and...
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The Sporting review, ed. by 'Craven'., Volume 21

John William Carleton - 1849
...next morning's gazette ; but if " Nob" is '' scarce," every respect is shown to his retirement " Thus commentators each dark passage shun, And hold their farthing candle to the sun." But this is a hasty, if not an unfair conclusion. Slight reports only reach short distances ; but when...
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The Poetical Works of Edward Young, Volume 2

Edward Young - 1844
...strain. Some future strain, in which the mnse shall tell How science dwindles, and how volumes swell. How commentators each dark passage shun, And hold their farthing candle to the sun. How tortur'd texts to speak our sense are made. And every vice is to the scripture laid. How misers...
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Common sense, and the rights of conscience, vindicated, against spiritual ...

Independent Whig - 1845
...— " How tortured texts to speak their sense are made, And every vice is to the Scripture laid! How commentators each dark passage shun, And hold their farthing candle to the sun!" The contrast between what our Lord taught and his apostles exemplified, and what their pretended successors...
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The Biblical review, and Congregational magazine [formerly The ..., Volume 6

1849
...expatiating on those that require no explanation ; the sarcasm of Pope has often been repeated, — ' See commentators each dark passage shun, And hold their farthing candle to the sun,' — — with diluting and attenuating the pure milk and solid gold of Scriptural truth, and with inducing...
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Notes and Queries, Volume 43

1871
...and the various Commentators. By George Poole, Esq. ' Quantum mut л t us ab ílio.' — Virgil. ' Commentators each dark passage shun, And hold their farthing candle to the sun.' Young. " Third Edition. London : Printed for JM Richardson, No. 3, Cornhill, opposite the Royal Exchange....
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Notes and Queries

1876
...Black forgive me for saying that this reminds rue of Young's sarcastic -lines — * How commentator* each dark passage shun, And hold their farthing candle to the sun " t ' JONATHAX BoUCHfER. ' ' The old port of Arbroath has long claimed to be the Fairport, its adjoining...
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Guy's new speaker, selections of poetry and prose from the best writers in ...

Joseph Guy - 1852
...Some future strain, in which the Muse shall tell How science dwindles, and how volumes swell : How commentators each dark passage shun, And hold their farthing candle to the sun : How tortured texts to speak our sense are made, And every vice is to the scripture laid: How misers...
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