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" Is not a Patron, my Lord, one who looks with unconcern on a man struggling for life in the water and, when he has reached ground, encumbers him with help... "
Wit and Wisdom of Samuel Johnson - Σελίδα 39
των Samuel Johnson - 1888 - 323 σελίδες
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The National Magazine, Τόμος 2

Abel Stevens, James Floy - 1853
...favor. Such treatment I did not expect, for I never had a patron hefore. " The shepherd in ' Virgil' grew at last acquainted with Love, and found him a...rocks. " Is not a patron, my lord, one who looks with uneoneern on a man struggling for life iu the water, and when he luis reached ground, eneumhers him...

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1853
...to Lord Chesterfield, says, in reference to the hollowness of patronage : " The shepherd, in Virgil, grew at last acquainted with Love ; and found him a native of the rocks." To what passage in Virgil does Johnson here refer, and what is the point intended to be conveyed ?...

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Charles Dexter Cleveland - 1854 - 776 σελίδες
...boaU to tow me Into harbor T" 2 The conqueror of the conqueror of the world. 55 The shepherd in Virgil grew at last acquainted with Love, and found him a native of the rocks. la not a patron, mv lord, one who looks with unconcern on a man struggling for life in the water, and,...

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Mary Russell Mitford - 1855 - 558 σελίδες
...of favor. Such treatment I did not expect, for I never had a patron before. " The Shepherd in Virgil grew at last acquainted with Love, and found him a...The notice which you have been pleased to take of my labors, had it been early had been kind ; but it has been delayed till I am indifferent, and can not...

English Grammar: The English Language in Its Elements and Forms. With a ...

William Chauncey Fowler - 1855 - 754 σελίδες
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The Life and Times of Oliver Goldsmith

John Forster - 1855 - 472 σελίδες
...of the trade wind, hard to move. ' ' The shepherd in Virgil, " wrote Johnson to Lord Chesterfield, "grew at last acquainted with Love, and found him a "native of the rocks." Nor had adverse circumstances been without their effect upon the literary character itself. Covered...

A Compendium of English Literature: Chronologically Arranged, from Sir John ...

Charles Dexter Cleveland - 1856 - 776 σελίδες
...boar« to tow nw Into tarbor I" 3 Tbe conqueror of the conqueror of the world. The shepherd in Virgil grew at last acquainted with Love, and found him a...struggling for life in the water, and, when he has reached the ground, encumbers him with help? The notice which you have been pleased to take of my labors, had...

Critical and Miscellaneous Essays: Complete in One Volume

Thomas Carlyle - 1857 - 568 σελίδες
...one act of assistance,! one word of encouragement, or one smile of favour. "The shepherd in Virgil grew at last acquainted with Love, and found him a...The notice which you have been pleased to take of my laboars, had it been early, had been kind : but it has been delayed till I am indifferent and cannot...

Compendium of English Literature: Chronologically Arranged, from Sir John ...

Charles Dexter Cleveland - 1848 - 776 σελίδες
...cplauea, and odes would they cope. Their numbers retreat before Dryden and Pope ; The shepherd in Virgil grew at last acquainted with Love, and found him a...struggling for life in the water, and, when he has reached the ground, encumbers him with help ? The notice which you have been pleased to take of my labors,...

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Roger D. Sell - 2000 - 348 σελίδες
...out Johnson's experience of the noble lord's own politeness, which had taught him that a patron was "one who looks with unconcern on a man struggling...when he has reached ground, encumbers him with help" (Boswell 1906 [1791]: I 156-9). As this example perhaps reminds us, the less edifying operations of...
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