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" Hermit hoar in solemn cell, Wearing out life's evening gray : Smite thy bosom, sage, and tell, What is bliss? and which the way?'" BOSWELL. " But why smite his bosom, Sir ?" JOHNSON. " Why to show he was in earnest... "
The life of Samuel Johnson. Copious notes by Malone - Page 358
by James Boswell - 1821
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, Volume 1

Samuel Johnson - English literature - 1806
...IMITATION of the Style of ****. HERMIT hoar, in solemn cell Wearing out life's evening grey, Strike thy bosom, Sage, and tell What is bliss, and which the way. Thus I spoke, and speaking sigh'd, Scarce repress'd the starting tear, When the hoary sage reply'd,...
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Dr. Johnson's table-talk: aphorisms [&c.] selected and arranged from mr ...

Samuel Johnson, James Boswell - 1807
...For example; he'd write thus: " Hermit hoar, in solemn cell, " Wearing out life's evening gray." ; i Gray evening is common enough; but evening gray he'd...JOHNSON. " Why to shew he was in earnest." (smiling). Johnson at an after period added the following stanza: " Thus I spoke; and speakingsigh'd; " Scarce...
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The life of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: comprehending an account of ..., Volume 2

James Boswell - Literary Criticism - 1807
...evening gray he'd think fine. — Stay ; — we'll make out the stanza : ' Hermit hoar, in solemn cellv ' Wearing out life's evening gray : ' Smite thy bosom, sage, and tell, ' What is bliss 1 and which the way I" BOSWELL. " But why smite his bosom, Sir ?" JOHNSON. " Why to shew he was in...
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The Temple of Truth: Or, The Best System of Reason, Philosophy, Virtue, and ...

Charles Edward De Coetlogon - Christianity - 1807 - 566 pages
...aevutn. HOR.ATII SAT« *c Hermit hoar, in solemn cell '* Wearing out life's evening grey, *' Strike thy bosom, Sage, and tell, " WHAT is BLISS, and, WHIcH THE WAY."— Thus I spoke — and speaking sigh'd ; Scarce repress'd the starting tear ; When the hoary Sage replied,...
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Anthologia: A Collection of Epigrams, Ludicrous Epitaphs, Sonnets, Tales ...

Epigrams, English - 1807 - 184 pages
...MOCK PARODY. [BY DR. JOHNSON.] HERMIT hoar, in solemn cell, Wearing out life's evening grey, Strike thy bosom, sage, and tell, What is bliss, and which the way? Thus I spoke, and speaking srghM, Scarce repress'd the falling tear; When the hoary sage reply 'J,...
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Works, Volume 1

Samuel Johnson - 1809
...IMITATION OF THE STYLE OF ***» HERMIT hoar, in solemn cell Wearing out life's evening grey, Strike thy bosom, sage, and tell What is bliss, and which the way. Thus I spoke, and speaking sigh'd, Scarce repress'd the starting tear, When the hoary sage reply'd,...
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The panorama of wit. Exhibiting the choicest epigrams in the English language

Panorama - 1809
...relief. IMITATION OF *«'S STYLE. HERMIT hoar, in solemn cell, Wearing out life's evening grey, Strike thy bosom, sage, and tell, What is bliss, and which the way. Thus I spofce, and speaking sigh'd, Scarce repress'd the starting tear, When the hoary sage reply'd,...
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The Poetical Works of Samuel Johnson: Collated with the Best Editions

Samuel Johnson, Thomas Park - 1811 - 133 pages
...IMITATION OF THE STYLE OF «•*». 4 HERMIT hoar, in solemn cell Wearing out life's evening grey ; Strike thy bosom sage, and tell What is bliss, and which the way !' — Thus I spoke, and speaking sigh'd, Scarce repress'd the starting tear; When the hoary sage replied,...
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The History of Rasselas, Prince of Abissinia

Samuel Johnson, Francis William Blagdon - English fiction - 1811 - 234 pages
...IMITATION OF THE STYLE OF »*•*. ' HERMIT hoar, in solemn cell Wearing out life's evening grey ; Strike thy bosom sage, and tell What is bliss, and which the way !'— Thus I spoke, and speaking sigh'd, Scarce repress'd the starting tear, When the hoary sage replied,...
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The Life of Richard Cumberland, Esq: Embracing a Critical Examination of His ...

William Mudford - Dramatists, English - 1812 - 621 pages
...burlesque lines of Johnson : " Hermit hoar, in solemn cell Wearing out life's evening gray, Strike thy bosom, sage, and tell What is bliss, and which the way ? Thus I spoke, and speaking sigh'd, Scarce repress'd the starting tear : When the hoary sage replied,...
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