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" But such airy beings are for the most part suffered only to do their natural office, and retire. Thus Fame tells a tale and Victory hovers over a general or perches on a standard; but Fame and Victory can do no more. To give them any real employment or... "
The Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets,: With Critical Observations on ... - Page 260
by Samuel Johnson - 1790
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Milton, with an introduction and notes

Samuel Johnson - Literary Criticism - 1892 - 139 pages
...perches on a standard ; but Fame and Victory can do no more. To give them any real employment, or ascribe to them any material agency, is to make them allegorical no longer, but to shock the mind by ascribing effects to non-entity. |In the Prometheus of ^Eschylus, we see Violence...
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Johnson's Life of Milton, with intr. and notes by F. Ryland

Samuel Johnson - 1894
...perches on a standard ; but Fame and Victory can do no more. To give them any real employment, or ascribe to them any material agency, is to make them allegorical no longer, but to shock the mind by ascribing effects to non-entity. In the " Prometheus " of ^Eschylus, we see Violence...
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Lives of Milton and Addison

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1900 - 209 pages
...on a standard ; but Fame and Victory can do no more. To give them any real 5 employment, or ascribe to them any material agency, is to make them allegorical no longer, but to shock the mind by ascribing effects to nonentity. In the ' Prometheus ' of ^Eschylus we see Violence...
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Milton

Samuel Johnson - 1907 - 144 pages
...on a standard ; but Fame 20 and Victory can do no more. To give them any real employment, or ascribe to them any material agency, is to make them allegorical no longer, but to shock the mind by ascribing effects to nonentity. In the'Prometheus ' of Aeschylus, we see Violence...
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Meaning in Comedy: Studies in Elizabethan Romantic Comedy

John Weld - Drama - 1975 - 255 pages
...perches on a standard; but Fame and Victory can do no more. To give them any real employment, or ascribe to them any material agency is to make them allegorical no longer, but to shock the mind by ascribing effects to non-entity." 9 It is precisely this real employment given to...
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John Milton: 1732-1801

John T. Shawcross - Reference - 1995 - 452 pages
...perches on a standard; but Fame and Victory can do no more. To give them any real employment, or ascribe to them any material agency, is to make them allegorical no longer, but to shock the mind by ascribing effects to non-entity. In the Prometheus of Aeschylus, we see Violence...
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Literary Power and the Criteria of Truth

Laura Quinney - Literary Criticism - 1995 - 183 pages
...seem both convincing and illogical, "To give (allegorical figures] any real employment, or ascribe to them any material agency, is to make them allegorical no longer, but to shock the mind by ascribing effects to nonentity" (Lives 1:133). This analysis begs the question of...
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Milton and the Jews

Douglas A. Brooks - Literary Criticism - 2008
...proponent of this position; he goes on to say that to give such figures "any real employment, or ascribe to them any material agency, is to make them allegorical no longer, but to shock the mind by ascribing affects to non-entity."6 Gordon Teskey argues that they are structured...
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