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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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Upon the Types of the Old Testament, Volume 1

Edward Taylor - 1989 - 1005 pagina’s
...ridiculing his own scholastic propensity? This is a puzzle of the kind Edward Young describes: "How commentators each dark passage shun, / And hold their farthing candle to the sun." jLove of Fame, Satire.7.97]. SERMON I7 SACRIFICES OF THE OLD TESTAMENT 342.19 it] Right: "Actiones...
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Milton Re-viewed: Ten Essays

Edward Le Comte - 1991 - 148 pagina’s
...to." Worse is the absence of any attention to a notable ambiguity. (One recalls Edward Young: "How commentators each dark passage shun, / And hold their farthing candle to the sun!") I mean the conclusion of the eloquent sentence: "Thus from the laureate fraternity of poets riper years...
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Dictionary of Quotations

Connie Robertson - 1998 - 669 pagina’s
...thousands, takes a specious name, 'War's glorious art', and gives immortal fame. 12935 The Love of Fame How hoard is little, but our hearts are great. 1 1507 Idylls of the King 'The Marri 12936 Night Thoughts 'Night 1 ' Tired Nature's sweet restorer, balmy sleep! 12937 Night Thoughts 'Night...
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The Book Buyer: A Monthly Review of American and Foreign Literature

1887
...compelled to remember the lines of the well-known Rector of Welwyn in the eighteenth century : " The commentators each dark passage shun, and hold their farthing candle to the sun." The first volume of Lady Burton's edition of her husband's " Arabian Nights " is being printed and...
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