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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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Aischulou Promētheus desmōtēs. The Prometheus vinctus, from the text of ...

Aeschylus - 1870
...PREFACE. In writing the notes appended to this play, I have often thought of the lines of Young, How commentators each dark passage shun, And hold their farthing candle to the sun. I fear that I am chargeable with having sometimes held my candle where its little light did not seem...
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The Gentleman's Magazine, Deel 2

1871
...accurate pencil. His is the well-known and witty aphorism upon the commentators of Shakespeare : — The commentators each dark passage shun, And hold their farthing candle to the sun. In the " Wits' Club " it was the custom for a new member, upon being summoned, to write an extempore...
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Familiar Quotations: Being an Attempt to Trace to Their Source Passages and ...

John Bartlett - 1874 - 778 pagina’s
...thousands takes a specious name, War's glorious art, and gives immortal fame. Satire viL Line 55. How commentators each dark passage shun, And hold their farthing candle to the sun.2 Satire vii. Line 97. 1 As if Misfortune made the throne her seat, And none could be unhappy but...
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Select thoughts on the ministry and the Church, gathered by E. Davies

Select thoughts - 1875
...experience the deepest exposit, ív in the things of God. — R. Montgomery. COHMENTATOUS.— The Aim of Commentators each dark passage shun, And hold their farthing candle to the sun. — Dr. E. Young. COMMENTATORS. - The Bible in Belation to Commentators are excellent, in general,...
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Poetical Quotations from Chaucer to Tennyson: With Copious Indexes ...

Samuel Austin Allibone - 1875 - 772 pagina’s
...authors damn'd have their revenge in this,— To see what wretches gain the praise they miss. YOUNG. How commentators each dark passage shun, And hold their farthing candle to the sun. YOUNG. One judges as the weather dictates, right The poem is at noon, and wrong at night; Another judges...
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Familiar Quotations ...

John Bartlett - 1875 - 864 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.2 Satire vii. Line 97. 1 Speech was given to the ordinary sort of men, whereby to communicate their...
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A Dictionary of Poetical Illustrations: Specially Selected with View to the ...

Robert Aitkin Bertram - 1877 - 748 pagina’s
...of thy advice. Expect not praise from the mean, neither gratitude from the selfish. — Tapper. 536. s home his footsteps he hath tum'd From wandering Young. 537. COMMUNION. Divine THEY know, who thus oppress me, 'Tis hard to be alone ; But know not...
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Poetical Quotations from Chaucer to Tennyson

Samuel Austin Allibone - 1878 - 772 pagina’s
...authors damn'd have their revenge in this, — To see what wretches gain the praise they miss. YOUNG. How commentators each dark passage shun, And hold their farthing candle to the sun. YOUNU. One judges as the weather dictates, right The poem is at noon, and wrong at night; Another judges...
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The Principles of Elocution: With Exercises and Notations for Pronunciation ...

Alexander Melville Bell - 1878 - 243 pagina’s
...~- enjoyment; in a word, with knowledge. — that fatal fruit, the -- m ^ Pi*COMMENTATORS. Yulltlg. Commentators each dark passage shun. And hold their. . . farthing candle to the sun CONTEMPT. — Byron. 4 ..^" •! q Patience! Hence, — that word was made For brutes of burthen, not...
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The Cornhill Magazine

George Smith, William Makepeace Thackeray - 1878
...truth when he said in his haste that some succeeding muse should tell, among other matters — How commentators each dark passage shun, And hold their farthing candle to the sun. The idea of holding a taper or candle to the sun, which constitutes in both cases the tropical splendour...
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