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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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Chats on Writers and Books, Volume 1

John N. Crawford - 1903
...indeed. Some for renown on scraps of learning dote, And think they grow immortal as they quote. How commentators each dark passage shun, And hold their farthing candle to the sun. In 1728 Young took holy orders, as that seemed to offer him the best inducement for a livelihood, and...
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Familiar Quotations: A Collection of Passages, Phrases, and Proverbs Traced ...

John Bartlett - 1903 - 1158 pagina’s
...thousands takes a specious name, War's glorious art, and gives immortal fame. Satire rii. Line 53. How commentators each dark passage shun, And hold their farthing candle to the sun. Line 97. The man that makes a character makes foes. To Mr. Pope. £piitte i. Line 28. Their feet through...
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Ten Thousand Words Often Mispronounced: A Rev. and Enl. Ed. of "7000 Words ...

William Henry Pinkney Phyfe - 1903 - 656 pagina’s
...therefore, that I shall not be held amenable to the criticism involved in Young's familiar couplet : " How commentators each dark passage shun. And hold their farthing candle to the sun." WILLIAM HENRY P. PHYFE. NEW YORK, March 12, 1889, The author of " 10,000 Words Often Mispronounced"...
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Getting One's Bearings: Observations for Direction and Distance

Alexander McKenzie - 1903 - 301 pagina’s
...enlarge or illustrate this power and effects of love is to set a candle in the sun." And Young: " How commentators each dark passage shun, And hold their farthing candle to the sun." Romeo turned from the sport saying: " For I am proverbed with a grandsire phrase: I'll be a candle-holder...
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Twelve Thousand Words Often Mispronounced

William Henry Pinkney Phyfe - 1908 - 756 pagina’s
...therefore, that I shall not be held amenable to the criticism involved in Young's familiar couplet : " How commentators each dark passage shun, And hold their farthing candle to the sun." WILLIAM HENRY P. PHYFE. NEW YORK, March 12, 1889. CONTENTS. PREFACE 5 THE SOUNDS OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE,—...
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A Dictionary of Quotations from English and American Poets: Based Upon Bohn ...

Henry George Bohn - 1911 - 761 pagina’s
...brain, Who from the dark and doubtful love to run, And hold their glimmering tapers to the sun. 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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The Americana: A Universal Reference Library, Comprising the Arts ..., Volume 8

Frederick Converse Beach, George Edwin Rines - 1912
...four temptations beset the interpreters of Bible truth. One of these is apparent in those exegetes who "Each dark passage shun And hold their farthing candle to the sun." What is clear in itself needs no further explanation, 'fhe office of the exegete becomes a necessity...
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HOYT'S NEW CYCLOPEDIA OF PRACTICAL QUOTATIONS

KATE LOUISE ROBERTS - 1922
...13 Some future strain, in which the muse shall tell How science dwindles, and how volumes swell. How ach corrupted state. SAMUEL JOHNSON — London. L. 93. is Then in town let me l YOUNG— Lotę of Fame. Satire VII. L. 95. (See also BYRON) And then, exulting in their taper, cry,...
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The Life and Letters of Edward Young

Henry Charles Shelley - 1914 - 289 pagina’s
..." 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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Horace on Poetry, Volume 1

C. O. Brink - 1963 - 300 pagina’s
...scripsere, merito ut dubitari possit pluresne versus sint an interprets. 1576 ALDVS MANVTIVS PAVLLI F. How commentators each dark passage shun And hold their farthing candle to the sun. EDWARD YOUNG How on earth does A — think he can understand Blake? Why, he doesn't even understand...
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