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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 Dictionary of Quotations from the English Poets

Henry George Bohn - 1881 - 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 ! ratuer give me commentators plain, Who with no deep researehes vex...
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The Battle-ground of the Spiritual Reformation

Samuel Byron Brittan - 1882 - 510 pagina’s
..."— " Hark, from the Tombs ! "— Demonology of the Ancient Greeks and Modern Spiritualists. " How commentators each dark passage shun, And hold their farthing candle to the sun." — Young. Editor of the Van Buren Press : I AM indebted to one of your citizens for a copy of your...
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Great thoughts on great truths, gathered by E. Davies

Great thoughts - 1882
...experience the deepest expositor in the things of God.— A'. Montgomery. COMMENTATORS.— The Aim of Commentators each dark passage shun, And hold their farthing candle to the sun. — Dr. E. Young. COMMENTATORS.— The Bible in Relation to Commentators ore excellent, in general,...
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The Cyclopędia of Practical Quotations: English and Latin, with an Appendix ...

1882 - 899 pagina’s
...ne'er provoke their spite, Depend upon't their judgment's right. eL JONATHAN S win— On Poetry. How commentators each dark passage shun, And hold their farthing candle to the sun . e. Youuo — Love of Fame. Satire VII. Line 97. CRUELTY. Man's inhumanity to man Makes countless...
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Gems for the Fireside: Comprising the Most Unique, Touching, Pithy, and ...

Otis Henry Tiffany - 1883 - 912 pagina’s
...And since you ne'er provoke their spite, Depend upon't their judgment's right. (Jonathan Suift. How commentators each dark passage shun, And hold their farthing candle to the sun. ( I oung. Authors are partial to their wit, 'tis true ; But are not Critics to their judgment too?...
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A Dictionary of Quotations from English and American Poets

Henry George Bohn - 1883 - 761 pagina’s
...tapers to the sun. 718 Crabbe : Parish Register. Ft. i. Line 83 COMMENTATORS— COMPENSATION. 79 How commentators each dark passage shun, And hold their farthing candle to the sun. 719 Young : Love of Fame. Satire vii. Line 97 COMPARISONS. Comparisons are odorous. 720 Shaks. : Much...
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Familiar quotations [compiled] by J. Bartlett. Author's ed

Familiar quotations - 1883
...thousands takes a specious name, War's glorious art, and gives immortal fame. Satire vll. Line 55. How commentators each dark passage shun, And hold their farthing candle to the sun.1 Line 97. Their feet through faithless leather met the dirt, And oftener changed their principles...
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The Expositor

Samuel Cox, Sir William Robertson Nicoll, James Moffatt - 1883
...passes over numberless real difficulties sicco pcde, after the fashion of editors in all ages who " Each dark passage shun And hold their farthing candle to the sun." It creates numberless difficulties which it does nothing to solve. It abandons the literal sense for...
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The Life and Teachings of Our Lord in Verse: Being a Complete ..., Volume 1

Abraham Coles - 1884 - 746 pagina’s
...siccissiwis pcdibns (' with the driest feet') over difficult places." And Young too, satirizes : " How commentators each dark passage shun And hold their farthing candle to the sun" — but in all honesty the author of the Evangel pleads " Not guilty," to the charge : for, not only...
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Pausanias' Description of Greece, Volume 1

Pausanias - 1886
...reason to remember the famous lines of a well-known Rector of Welwyn in the Eighteenth Century. " The commentators each dark passage shun, And hold their farthing candle to the Sun." In the Index it is hardly necessary to state that I owe much to Schubart. CAMBRIDGE, May, ISb'tt. CONTENTS....
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