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" Nothing can less display knowledge, or less exercise invention, than to tell how a shepherd has lost his companion, and must now feed his flocks alone, without any judge of his skill in piping; and how one god asks another god what is become of Lycidas,... "
Prefaces, Biographical and Critical, to the Works of the English Poets ... - Page 134
by Samuel Johnson - 1779
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The Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets;: Cowley. Denham. Milton. Butler ...

Samuel Johnson - 1781 - 503 pages
...and mufr now feed his flocks alone, without any judge of his fkill in piping; and how one god afks another god what is become of Lycidas, and how neither...praifes will confer no honour. This poem has yet a groffer fault. With tlicfe trifling fi&ions are mingled the rnoft awful and facred truths, fuch as...
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The Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets;: With Critical ..., Volume 1

Samuel Johnson - 1783
...now feed his flocks alone, without any 7 judge judge of his (kill in piping ; and how* bnft god alks another god what is become of Lycidas, and how neither god can tell. Hfc who thus grieves will excite no fympathy j he who thus praifes will confer no honour. This poem...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: The lives of the most eminent English poets

Samuel Johnson, John Hawkins - 1787
...ami mUft now feed his flocks alone, without any judge of his fkill in piping ; and how one god afks another god what is become of Lycidas, and how neither...fault. With thefe trifling fictions are mingled the moft awful and facred truths, fuch as ought never to be polluted with fucli irreverend combinations....
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The lives of the most eminent English poets

Samuel Johnson, John Hawkins - 1787
...and muft now feed his flocks alone, without any judge of his fkill in piping ; and how one god afks another god what is become of Lycidas, and how neither...fault. With thefe trifling fictions are mingled the moft awful and facred truths, fuch as ought never to be polluted with fuch irreverend combinations....
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The Works of Samuel Johnson.LL.D..: The lives of the English poets

Samuel Johnson - 1792
...and muft now feed his flocks alone, without any judge of his fkill in piping; and how one god alks another god what is become of Lycidas, and how neither...praifes will confer no honour. This poem has yet a groffer fault. With thefe trifling fictions are mingled the moft awful and facred truths, fuch as ought...
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The Lives of the English Poets: and a Criticism of Their Work

Samuel Johnson - 1795 - 536 pages
...and muft now feed his flocks alone, without any judge of his /kill in piping ; and how one god afks another god what is become of Lycidas, and how neither...fault. With thefe trifling fictions are mingled the moft awful and facred truths, fuch as ought never to be polluted with fuch irreverend combinations....
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Paradise Lost: With Notes, Selected from Newton and Others, to ..., Volumes 1-2

John Milton, Samuel Johnson - 1796
...and must ndw feed his flocks alone, without any judge of his skill in piping ; and how one god asks another god what is become of Lycidas, and how neither...god can tell; He who thus grieves, will excite no sympathy ; he who thus praises, will confer no honour. This poem has yet a grosser fault. With these...
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Lives

Samuel Johnson - 1800
...without any judge of his skijl in piping.; and how one god asks another god what is become of Lyxrid-is, and how neither god can tell. He who thus grieves will excite no sympathy.-, he who thus praises will confer no honour. This poem has yet a grosser fault. With these...
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Lives of English poets

Samuel Johnson - 1801
...and muft now feed his flocks alone, without any judge of his flcill in piping ; and how one god afks another god what is become of Lycidas, and how neither...thus grieves will excite no fympathy ; he who thus prailes will confer no honour. This poem has yet a groffer fault. With thcfe trifling fictions are...
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The works of the poets of Great Britain and Ireland. With prefaces ..., Volume 1

Great Britain - 1804
...and mus't now feed his flocks alone, without any judge of his skill in piping ; and how one god asks another god what is become of Lycidas, and how neither god can tefl. He who thus grieves will excite no sympathy ; he who thus praise^ will confer no honour. This...
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