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" Deign on the passing world to turn thine eyes, And pause awhile from letters, to be wise; There mark what ills the scholar's life assail, Toil, envy, want, the patron, and the jail. "
The Lady's Magazine and Museum of the Belles-lettres, Fine Arts, Music ... - Pagina 264
1832
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Famous Lines: A Columbia Dictionary of Familiar Quotations

Robert Andrews - 1997 - 625 pagine
...experience; in the attainment of sciences which can, for the most part, be but remotely useful to mankind." 6 There mark what ills the scholar's life assail, Toil, envy, want, the patron, and the gaol. SAMUEL JOHNSON, (1709-1784) British author, lexicographer. The Vanity of Human Wishes, I. 1 59-60 (1...
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Samuel Johnson: The Life of an Author

Lawrence Lipking - 2000 - 384 pagine
...insolence, and is paid with flattery" — and the famous revision in The Vanity of Human Wishes — "There mark what Ills the Scholar's Life assail, /Toil, Envy, Want, the Patron, and the Jail."37 Evidently Johnson likes to ventilate his revenge. Yet his satirical hits also seem to assume...
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The Creation of the Modern World: The Untold Story of the British Enlightenment

Roy Porter - 2000 - 727 pagine
...help.74 - and the significant substitution when Johnson revised The Vanity of Human Wishes in 1749: There mark what ills the scholar's life assail. Toil, envy, want, the Patron, and the jail. (The line had originally indicted not the patron but 'the garret'.)75 While Tory wits mourned...
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Our Greatest Writers: And Their Major Works

John Carrington - 2003 - 331 pagine
...A sceptical eye is cast on both worldly and scholarly ambition: Deign on the passing world to turn thine eyes, And pause awhile from letters to be wise;...life assail, Toil, envy, want, the patron and the jail. In the first edition the word "patron" had been "gibbet". Johnson made the alteration feelingly....
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The Cambridge Companion to John Dryden

Steven N. Zwicker - 2004 - 300 pagine
...(Chicago, 1989), pp. 111-13. 196 COURTING AND COMPLYING WITH DANGER II JOHN BARNARD Dryden and patronage There mark what Ills the Scholar's Life assail, Toil, Envy, Want, the Patron, and the Jail.' Dr. Johnson's scornful equation of imprisonment and dependence on a patron ("Commonly a wretch...
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Into the Land of Bones: Alexander the Great in Afghanistan

Frank L. Holt - 2005 - 254 pagine
...human vanity would make a suitable epitaph for poor Callisthenes: Deign on the passing world to turn thine eyes, And pause awhile from letters to be wise;...life assail, Toil, envy, want, the patron, and the jail.2'' When the tumultuous spring had passed, the king ordered ten thousand infantry and thirty-five...
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Thought-Provoking Quotations

...not commonly been great scholars, nor great scholars great men. - Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809-1894) There mark what ills the scholar's life assail, Toil, envy, want, the patron, and the jail. - Samuel Johnson He was a scholar, and a ripe and good one; Exceeding wise, fair spoken, and...
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English Versions of Roman Satire in the Earlier Eighteenth Century

William Kupersmith - 2007 - 271 pagine
...can only make guesses concerning why they were made. Even the most famous revision, the change from "There mark what Ills the Scholar's Life assail, / Toil, Envy, Want, the Garret, and the Jail" to "the Patron, and the Jail" may not simply be a response to Lord Chesterfield's...
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