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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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A Collection of Familiar Quotations: With Complete Indices of Authors and ...

John Bartlett - 1856 - 358 pagina’s
...nature's end of language is declined, And men talk only to conceal their mind.* Satire vii. Line 97. How commentators each dark passage shun, And hold their farthing candle to the sun.f Lines Written with the Diamond Pencil of Lord Chesterfield. Accept a miracle, instead of wit,...
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THE POETICAL WORKS OF EDWARD YOUNG VOLUME II

1859
...strain. 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 tortur-'d texts to speak our sense are made. And every vice is to the scripture laid. How misers...
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An index to familiar quotations selected principally from British authors ...

John Cooper Grocott - 1863
...COMMENTATORS.— Some future strain, in which the muse shall tell How scieace dwindles, and how eolumes swell, How commentators each dark passage shun, And hold their farthing candle to the sun. YOUNG. — Love of Fame, Sat. VII. Line 05. COMMON. — As common as a barber's chair. COMMON. —...
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Familiar Quotations: Being an Attempt to Trace to Their Source Passages and ...

John Bartlett - 1865 - 480 pagina’s
...thousands, takes a specious name, War's glorious art, and gives immortal fame. Satire vii. Line 55. How commentators each dark passage shun, And hold their farthing candle to the sun.* Satire vii. Line 97. The blood will follow where the knife is driven, The flesh will quiver where the...
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Lacon in Council

John Frederick Boyes - 1865 - 259 pagina’s
...unequivocal testimony, in behalf of himself and Lord Lyndhurst, of their adherence to Revelation. So commentators each dark passage shun, And hold their farthing candle to the sun. No commentator can more slyly pass O'er a learned unintelligible place* YOUNG. POPE. they do not skip...
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The Complete Poetical Works of Edward Young: With Life ; Eight Steel Engravings

Edward Young - 1866 - 502 pagina’s
...strain. 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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A Dictionary of Quotations from the English Poets

Henry George Bohn - 1867 - 715 pagina’s
...lost their sense, their learning to display, And those explained the meaning quite away. Pope. How commentators each dark passage shun, And hold their farthing candle to the sun. Young, Love of Fame, vn. 97. Oh ! rather give me commentators plain, Who with no deep researches vex...
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Latin proverbs and quotations: With translations and parallel passages and a ...

Alfred Henderson - 1869 - 505 pagina’s
...bushel. [Unrevealed merit or skill.] Lucernam adhtbes in meridie. — You use a lantern at noonday. " How commentators each dark passage shun, And hold their farthing candle to the sun. YOUNG." See " Solem adjuvdre." * Umbra, " a shadow," literally, but used also in the sense of " a guest's...
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Treasury of Choice Quotations

Treasury - 1869 - 458 pagina’s
...thousands, takes a specious name, War's glorious art, and gives immortal fame. Satire vii. Line 55. How commentators each dark passage shun, And hold their farthing candle to the sun.* Satire vii. Line 07. The blood will follow where the knife is driven, The flesh will quiver where the...
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Bible Lore

James Comper Gray - 1870 - 312 pagina’s
...diamonds write on glass, obscuring light with scratches," and of some othen it may be said, — " How commentators each dark passage shun, And hold their farthing candle to the sun !" the student will be thankful that so much learning and piety have been in all ages brought to the...
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