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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 Youth's instructer [sic] and guardian, Volume 7

1843
...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 hand : He left a name, at which the world grew pale, To point a moral, or adorn a tale."» * Vanity of Human Wishes:...
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Plutarch's Lives, Volume 3

Plutarch - 1823
...monarchy 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...the world grew pale. To point a moral, or adorn a taie J JOHNSON. * Antigonus the First was killed at the battle of Ipsiis, and Denaetrius the First...
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Justina: Or, The Will. A Domestic Story ...

1823
...of the life of Joseph's once proud and formidable brother, suggested much reflection. " Who left a name at which the world grew pale. To point a' moral, or adorn a tale." At Bordentown our travellers entered another steam-boat, and proceeded down the river Delaware,...
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Ivanhoe: A Romance, Volume 2

Walter Scott - 1823
...Charles of Sweden — His fate was destined to a foreign strand, A petty fortress and an " humble" hand; He left the name at which the world grew pale, To point a mortal and adorn a TALE. ...
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Mein Antheil an der Politik: Unter Napoleons herrsschaft

Hans Christoph Ernst Freiherr von Gagern - 1823
...n>ab,r, »omit bie engltf^J minified elle Settling juerfl feinen £ob anzeigte: • He leaves that name at which the world grew pale, To point a moral or adorn a tale. • , Slllein tie Gegebenheiten waren fo »erroídPelt, unb wieber fo abgeändert , baß tiid)t...
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The Edinburgh Magazine and Literary Miscellany, Volume 92

1823
...career of a man, of whom, more than any other who had ever lived, it might be said, " He left that name, at which the world grew pale, To point a moral, or adorn a tale :" and, with the conclusions now drawn from the history of this extraordinary man, as well as...
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The minstrel, a collection of moral and religious poems

Minstrel - 1824
...press him to the ground ? His fall was destin'd to a harren stand, A petty fortress, and a duhious hand ; He left the name, at which the world grew pale,...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 harh'rous pride,...
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Robert Burns: The Critical Heritage

Donald A. Low - 1995 - 447 pagine
...conservative in its moral and religious outlook. Burns, like 'Swedish Charles' in that poem, had . . . left the name at which the world grew pale, To point a moral, or adorn a tale. It was impossible for Scott to overlook the grim lesson which, he felt, was to be learned from...
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The Cambridge Companion to Samuel Johnson

Brian Friel, Philip Davis, Catherine Neal Parke, Howard David Weinbrot, Paul J. Korshin, Eithne Henson, Robert DeMaria, Robert Folkenflik, Clement Hawes, Fred Parker, Philip Smallwood, Michael Felix Suarez, John Wilshire, Thomas Keymer, Steven Lynn - 1997 - 266 pagine
...that once extended over thousands of miles and men now requires the space of a grave. He leaves only "the Name, at which the World grew pale, /To point a Moral, or adorn a Tale" (111-11). The once terrible warrior now is contained in a homily. Johnson's ultimate target and...
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The Sacred Wood and Major Early Essays

T. S. Eliot - 1997 - 130 pagine
...Wishes"): — His fate was destined to a harren strand, A petty fortress, and a duhious hand; He left a name at which the world grew pale, To point a moral, or adorn a tale, where the effect is due to a contrast of ideas, different in degree hut the same principle, as...
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