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" Th' oblivious grave's inviolable shade. Let one great payment every claim appease, And him who cannot hurt, allow to please ; To please by scenes, unconscious of offence, By harmless merriment or useful sense. Where aught of bright or fair the piece displays,... "
The life of Samuel Johnson ... including A journal of his tour to the ... - Page 242
by James Boswell - 1835
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The Poetical Works ...: With the Life of the Author

Samuel Johnson - English literature - 1805 - 132 pages
...useful sense. Where aught of bright or fair the piece displays, Approve it only — 'tis too late to praise. If want of skill, or want of care appear,...By all like him must praise and blame be found, At best a fleeting dream, or empty sound. Yet then shall calm reflection bless the night When liberal...
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Annual Register, Volume 20

History - 1805
...useful sense. Where aught of bright, or fair, the piece displays, Approve it only — 'tis too late to praise. If want of skill, or want of care, appear,...cannot hear. By all, like him, must praise and blame be foun.l, At best, a fleeting gleam, or empty sound. Yet then shall calm reflection bless the night,...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.

Samuel Johnson - English literature - 1806
...useful sense. Where aught of bright or fair the piece displays, Approve it only — 'tis too late to praise. If want of skill or want of care appear, Forbear...By all like him must praise and blame be found, At best a fleeting gleam, or empty sound. * Performed at Covent-Garden theatre in 1777, for the benefit...
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The works of Samuel Johnson, Volume 1

Samuel Johnson - 1806
...useful sense. Where aught of bright or fair the piece displays. Approve it only— 'tis too late to praise. If want of skill or want of care appear, Forbear to hiss— the poet cannot bear. By all like him must praise and blame be found, At best a fleeting gleam, or empty sound. * Performed...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: Comprehending an Account of ..., Volume 2

James Boswell - Authors, English - 1807
...sense. " Where aught of bright or fair the piece displays, " Approve it only ; — 'tis too late to praise. " If want of skill or want of care appear, " Forbear to hiss ; — the poet cannot hear. " But allv like him, must praise and blame be found, " At last, a fleeting gleam, or empty sound ;...
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Works, Volume 1

Samuel Johnson - 1809
...children. t Upon the first representation of this play, 1770, a party assembled to damn. it, and succeeded. If want of skill or want of care appear, Forbear to...cannot hear. By all like him must praise and blame he-found. At best a fleeting gleam, o;' empty sound. Yet then shall calm reflection bless the night,...
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Smart, Wilkie, P. Whitehead, Fawkes, Lovibond, Harte, Langhorne, Goldsmith ...

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1810
...useful sense. Where aught of bright or fair the piece displays, Approve it only — 'tis too late to praise. If want of skill or want of care appear. Forbear...By all like him must praise and blame be found, At best a fleeting gleam, or empty sound. Yet then shall calm reflection bless the night. When liberal...
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The Works of the English Poets, from Chaucer to Cowper: Including ..., Volume 16

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1810 - 782 pages
...appear, Forbear to hiss — the poet cannot hear. By all like him must praise and blame be found, At best a fleeting gleam, or empty sound. Yet then shall calm reflection bless the night. When liutral pity dignify'd delight; When pleasure fiVd her torch at virtue's flame, And mirth was bounty...
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The Poetical Works of Samuel Johnson: Collated with the Best Editions

Samuel Johnson - 1811 - 133 pages
...useful sense. Where aught of bright or fair the piece displays, Approve it only — 'tis too late to praise ! If want of skill, or want of care appear,...By all like him must praise and blame be found, At best a fleeting gleam, or empty sound. Yet then shall calm reflection bless the night, When liberal...
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The History of Rasselas, Prince of Abissinia

Samuel Johnson, Francis William Blagdon - Electronic books - 1811 - 234 pages
...•j- Upon the first representation of this play in 1770, it was damned from the violence of party. If want of skill, or want of care appear, Forbear...By all like him must praise and blame be found, At best a fleeting gleam, or empty sound. Yet then shall calm reflection bless the night, When liberal...
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