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" Churchyard" abounds with images which find a mirror in every mind, and with sentiments to which every bosom returns an echo. The four stanzas, beginning "Yet even these bones," are to me original; I have never seen the notions in any other place, yet... "
The Works of Samuel Johnson - Página 379
por Samuel Johnson - 1816
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Life of Samuel Johnson

Francis Richard Charles Grant - 1887 - 173 páginas
...admiration for Gray, but he does full justice to his "Elegy," of which he says, " Had Gray often written thus, it had been vain to blame, and useless to praise him ;" and on one occasion, in discussing " The Bard," he acknowledged the extraordinary beauty of the...
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English Prose: Its Elements, History, and Usage

John Earle - 1890 - 530 páginas
...its author. The last sentence of all owes some of its weight and dignity to two Subjunctives : — ' Had Gray written often thus, it had been vain to blame, and useless to praise him.' But, whatever becomes of details, the general requisite is that there must be something of elevation....
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Imaginary Conversations, Volumen3

Walter Savage Landor - 1891
...stanzas of which he says " the four stanzas beginning ' yet even those bones ' are to me original .... Had Gray written often thus it had been vain to blame, and useless to praise him." Tooke's suggestion that the Elegy would be made perfect by the exclusion of the second, the third,...
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Religious Thought in Old English Verse

Charles John Abbey - 1892 - 456 páginas
...for the most part, very scanty justice, had only commendation for the Elegy. ' Had Gray,' said he, ' written often thus, it had been vain to blame, and useless to praise him.' 2 Gray was not the founder of a school of poetry in the sense that Cowley, or Dryden and Pope had been....
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From Milton to Tennyson: Masterpieces of English Poetry

Louis Du Pont Syle - 1894 - 306 páginas
...agree with this interpretation, or do you find it far-fetched? Johnson finely said of lines 77-92 : ' Had Gray written often thus, it had been vain to blame and useless to praise him.' 93-128. chance — perchance. Contemplation; compare II Penseroso, 51-54. wan may mean either ' pale...
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The Mirror and the Lamp: Romantic Theory and the Critical Tradition

Meyer Howard Abrams - 1958 - 406 páginas
...Johnson reserves his highest praise for such passages as four stanzas in Gray's Elegy which, he says, 'are to me original: I have never seen the notions...here persuades himself that he has always felt them.' " Read completely rather than in selected passages, then, Johnson may be said to locate the highest...
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A Critical History of English Literature: The Restoration to 1800, Volumen3

David Daiches - 1979 - 319 páginas
...honours. The Church-yard abounds with images which find a mirror in every mind, and with sentiments to which every bosom returns an echo. The four stanzas...persuades himself that he has always felt them. Had Cray written often thus, it had been vain to blame, and useless to praise him. Thanks largely to James...
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Cultural Capital: The Problem of Literary Canon Formation

John Guillory, Professor John Guillory - 1993 - 392 páginas
...honours. The Church-yard abounds with images which find a mirrour in every mind, and with sentiments to which every bosom returns an echo. The four stanzas beginning "Yet e'en these bones" are to me original: I have never seen the notions in any other place; yet he that...
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Solitude: A Philosophical Encounter

Philip Koch - 1994 - 375 páginas
...which find a mirror in every mind, and with sentiments to which every bosom returns an echo. . . . Had Gray written often thus, it had been vain to blame and useless to praise him" (p. 838). 39. Sickels, op. cit., p. 12. Of course there were better and worse expressions of this melancholy:...
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Early Modern Conceptions of Property

John Brewer, Susan Staves - 1996 - 599 páginas
...sentiments to which every hosom returns an echo. The four stanzas beginning "Yet even these hones" are to me original: I have never seen the notions...that he has always felt them. Had Gray written often tbus it had been vain to blame, and useless to praise him. 1Vol. III, p. 441) The poem Johnson describes...
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