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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 works of Samuel Johnson [ed. by F.P. Walesby].

Samuel Johnson - 1825
...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, 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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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: With Murphy's Essay, Volume 3

Samuel Johnson - 1825
...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, 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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The Lives of the English Poets, Volume 1

Samuel Johnson - 1826 - 420 pages
...flocks alone, without any jndge of his' skill in piping; and how one god asks another god what has become of Lycidas, and how neither god can tell. He who thus grieves will exoite no sympathy ; he who thus praises will confer no honour. This poem has yet a grosser fault....
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: Lives of the poets

Samuel Johnson - 1837
...flocks alone, without any judge of his skill in piping ; and how one god asks another god what has tion ; t But, according to Dr. Warton, " ought not to have intended."— C. for the sympathy ; he who thus praises will confer no honour. This poem has yet a grosser fault. With these...
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Lives of the English Poets: With Critical Observations on Their Works ; And ...

Samuel Johnson - 1840 - 502 pages
...and must now feed his flocks alone, without any iudge 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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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.

Samuel Johnson - 1840
...flocks alone, without any judge of his skill in piping ; and how one god asks another god what has o sooner /iped to study than his life was assailed by more dreadful calamities, dis sympathy ; he who thus praises will confer no honour. This poem has yet a grosser fault. With these...
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The Living Age ..., Volume 121

1874
...has lost his companion, and must now feed his flocks alone ; how one god asks another god what has become of Lycidas, and how neither god can tell. He who thus grieves can excite no sympathy, he who thus praises will confer no honour." Of course every tyro in criticism...
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Lives of the most eminent English poets, with critical ..., Volume 1

Samuel Johnson - 1854
...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, 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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Johnson's Lives of the British poets completed by W. Hazlitt, Volume 2

Samuel Johnson - 1854
...flocks alone, without any judge of his skill in piping ; and how one god asks another god what has 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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An Account of the Life, Opinions, and Writings of John Milton: With an ...

Thomas Keightley - 1855 - 484 pages
...companion, and must now feed his flocks alone, without a 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. The poem has yet a grosser fault ; with these...
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