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" All that pious verse can do is to help the memory and delight the ear, and for these purposes it may be very useful ; but it supplies nothing to the mind. The ideas of Christian theology are too simple for eloquence, too sacred for fiction, and too majestic... "
Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets: With Critical Observations on Their ... - Página 268
por Samuel Johnson - 1864
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The Critical Review: Or, Annals of Literature, Volume 47

Tobias George Smollett - 1779
...power, becaufe it is applied to the decoration of fomething more excellent than itfelf. All that verfe can do is to help the memory, and delight the ear, and for thefe purpofes it may be veryufeful; but it fupplies nothing to the mind. The ideas of Chriftian. theology...
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Prefaces, Biographical and Critical, to the Works of the English Poets, Volume 1

Samuel Johnson - 1779 - 10 páginas
...power, bccaufe it is applied to the decoration of fomething more excellent than itfelf. All that vcrfe can do is to help the memory, and delight the ear, and for thcfc purpofes k maybe veryufeful ; but it fupplies nothing to the mind. The ideas of Chrif; • tiar...
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The Monthly Review, Or, Literary Journal, Volume 61

1780
...power, bccaufe it ii applied to the decoration of fomething more excellent than itfelf. All that verfe can do is to help the memory, and delight the ear, and for thefe purpofes it may be very ufeful; but it fupplies nothing to the mind. The ideas of Chriilian Theology...
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The lives of the most eminent English poets

Samuel Johnson, John Hawkins - 1787
...becaufe it is applied to the decoration of fomething more excellent than itfelf. All that pious verfe can do is to help the memory, and delight the ear, and for thefe purpofes it may be very ufeful ; but it fupplies nothing to the mind. The ideas of Chriftian...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: The lives of the most eminent English poets

Samuel Johnson, John Hawkins - 1787
...becaufe it is applied to the decoration of fomething more excellent than itfelf. All that pious verfe can do is to help the memory, and delight the ear, and for thefe purpofes it may be very ufcful ; but it fupplies nothing to the mind. The ideas of Chriftian...
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The works of the English poets. With prefaces, biographical and critical, by ...

English poets - 1790
...becaufe it is applied to the decoration of fomething more excellent than itfelf. All that pious verfe can do is to help the memory, and delight the ear, and for thefe purpofes it may be very ufeful ; but it fupplies nothing .to the mind. The ideas of Chriftian...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson.LL.D..: The lives of the English poets

Samuel Johnson - 1792
...becaufe it is applied to the decoration of fomething more excellent than itfelf. All that pious verfe can do is to help the memory, and delight the ear, and for thcfe purpofes it may be very ufeliul; but it fupplies nothing to the mind. The ideas of Chriftian...
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Sacred Biography- Or: The History of the Patriarchs to which is ..., Volume 2

Henry Hunter - 1794
...power, becaufe it is applied to the decoration of fomething more excellent than itfelf. All that verfe can do is to help the memory and delight the ear ; and for thefe purpofes it may be very ufeful ; but it fupplies nothing to the mind. The ideas of chriftian...
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The Lives of the English Poets: and a Criticism of Their Work

Samuel Johnson - 1795 - 536 páginas
...power, becaufe it is applied to the decoration of fomething more excellent than itfelf. All that verfe can do is to help the memory, and delight the ear, and for thefe purpofes it may be very ufeful ; but it fupplies nothing to the mind. The ideas of Chriftian...
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Lives

Samuel Johnson - 1800
...can only cry for mercy, Of sentiments purely religious it will be found that the most simple exEon is the most sublime. Poetry loses its lustre and its power, because pplied to the decoration of something more excellent than itself. All that pious verse can do is .to...
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