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" His fall was destined to a barren strand, A petty fortress, and a dubious hand ; He left the name, at which the world grew pale, To point a moral, or adorn a tale. "
The Poetical Works of Samuel Johnson: Collated with the Best Editions - Pagina 24
di Samuel Johnson - 1811 - 133 pagine
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The Monthly Review, Or, Literary Journal

1814
...itself," and will tell us, if not in the words, at least in the spirit of Johnson, that " He left a name at which the world grew pale, To point a moral or adorn a tale." Many years must elapse before the history of this wonder and horror of our days can be dispassionately...
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The Critical Review: Or, Annals of Literature, Volume 6

Tobias Smollett - 1814
...and abandoned by his chieftaius : tie drops his sword, abdicates his tlirouc, ' And leaves a liMiie, at which the world grew pale, ' To point a moral, or adorn a tale.' ART. 14. — The prospect of perpetual and universal Peace; a Ihanksfiviiisr Sermon, f>rt!te...
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The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: With Critical Observations on His Works

Robert Anderson - 1815 - 639 pagine
...warrior's pride " is strikingly exemplified in the fate of " Swedish. Charles :" " His fall was deatin'd to a barren strand, A petty fortress, and a dubious...which the world grew pale, To point a moral or adorn a tale." The " protracted woes " of " protracted life," are pathetically enumerated, and the dark catalogue...
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A Narrative of the Events which Have Taken Place in France, from the Landing ...

Helen Maria Williams - 1815 - 390 pagine
...last farewel to the present generation, and may be said to belong already to history. " He leaves a name at which the world grew pale, " To point a moral, or adorn a tale." You desire me to give you a sketch of the character of this extraordinary personage ; but who...
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The Poetical Works of Samuel Johnson, L.L.D.: With an Account of the Author ...

Samuel Johnson - 1816 - 140 pagine
...rival monarchs give the fatal wound? Or hostile millions press him to the ground? His fall was destined to a barren strand, A petty fortress, and a dubious...moral, or adorn a tale. All times their scenes of pompous woes afford, From Persia's tyrant to Bavaria's lord: In gay hostility, and barbarous pride,...
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Plutarch's Lives, Volume 3

Plutarch - 1816
...? Did rival monarchs give the fatal wound > Or hostile millions press him to the ground ? His fall was destin'd to a barren strand, A petty fortress,...the world grew pale ! To point a moral, or adorn a tale ! got it, he rode off with it to his father, and cast it at his feet', as he was sitting with...
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The works of Samuel Johnson, Volume 1

Samuel Johnson - 1816
...end? Did rival rnonarchs give the fatal wound ? \Or hostile millions press him to the ground? His fall was destin'd to a barren strand, A petty fortress,...; He left the name, at which the world grew pale, * Ver. 147— 1€7- * O'er love or/oree. To point a moral, or adorn a tale. * All times their scenes...
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Sequel to the English Reader, Or Elegant Selections in Prose and Poetry ...

Lindley Murray - 1816 - 286 pagine
...Th' encumber'd oar icaice leaves the dreaded coall, • Through purple billows and a floating hoft. . He left the name, at which the world grew pale, To point a moral, or adorn a tale. • . ; The bold Bavarian, in a lucklefs hour, f Tries the dread fummits of Cefarean pow'r,...
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A narrative of the events which have taken place in France, from the landing ...

Helen Maria Williams - 1816
...last farewel to the present generation, and may be said to belong already to history. " He leaves a name at which the world grew pale, " To point a moral, or adorn a tale." T 3 YOU You desire me to give you a sketch of the character of this extraordinary personage...
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The Flowers of Modern Travels: Being Elegant, Entertaining and ..., Volume 1

John Adams - 1816
...man, which ever fell from the pen of genius. Tliefour concluding lines describe his death. " His fall was destin'd to a barren strand, " A petty fortress, and a dubious hand j f< He left the name at which the worjd grew pale, ** To point amoral, or adorn a tale." WRAXALI,....
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