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" how it could exalt the low and amplify the little. To this ambition, perhaps, we owe the frogs of Homer; the gnat and the bees of Virgil; the butterfly of Spenser; the shadow of Wowerus; and the quincunx of Browne. ' Cardinal de Richelieu, amongst all... "
Chambers's Pocket Miscellany - Page 59
1854
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Miscellaneous and Fugitive Pieces, Volume 1

Samuel Johnson - English literature - 1774
...obfcure Properties, and to produce to the World an Object of Wonder to which Nature had contributed little. To this Ambition, perhaps, we owe the Frogs...the Gnat and the Bees of Virgil, the Butterfly of Spencer, the Shadow of Wnverus, and the Qmncunx of Browne. In the Profecntion of this Sport of Fancy,...
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The Beauties of Johnson: Consisting of Maxims and Observations ..., Volume 1

Samuel Johnson - 1782 - 209 pages
...obfcure properties, and to produce to the world an objeft of wonder, to which nature had contributed little. To this ambition, perhaps we owe the Frogs...the Gnat and the Bees of Virgil, the Butterfly of Spencer, the Shadow of Woverus, and the Quincunx of Browne. Life of Sir Thomis Browne, p. 266. GOVERNMENT....
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL. D.: The lives of the most eminent English ...

Samuel Johnson, John Hawkins - English literature - 1787
...obfcure propcrtir<; > and to produce to the •world an object of wonder to which nature had contributed little. To this ambition, perhaps, we owe the Frogs...the gnat and the bees of Virgil, the butterfly of Spenfer, the fhadow of Wowerus, and the quincunx of Browne. In the profecution of this fport of fancy,...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson.LL.D..: Lives of eminent persons. Letters. Prayers

Samuel Johnson - 1792
...obfcure properties, and to pro. duce to the world an object of wonder to which nature had'contributed little. To this ambition, perhaps, we owe the frogs...the gnat and the bees of Virgil, the butterfly of Spenfer, the fhadow of Wowerus, and the quincunx of Browne. In the profecution of this fport of fancy,...
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Curiosities of Literature: Consisting of Anecdotes, Characters ..., Volume 1

Isaac Disraeli - Anecdotes - 1798
...(Johnfon obferves in his Life of Sir Thomas Browne) to have been in all ages the pride of Art to fhew how it could exalt the low, and amplify the little....the Gnat and the Bees of Virgil ; the Butterfly of Spenfer; the Shadow of Wowerus; and the Quincunx of Browne. Montaigne found a very agreeable playmate...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.

Samuel Johnson - 1806
...properties, and to produce to the world an object of wondrr to which nature had contributed iittle. To this ambition, perhaps, we owe the frogs of Homer,...and the bees of Virgil, the butterfly of Spenser, Ihc shadow of Wowerus, and the quincunx of BrowneIn the prosecution of this sport of fancy, he considers...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, L. L. D.: In Twelve Volumes, Volume 12

Samuel Johnson - 1812
...obscure properties, and to produce to the world an object of wonder to which nature had contributed little. To this ambition, perhaps, we owe the frogs...the shadow of Wowerus, and the quincunx of Browne. In the prosecution of this sport of fancy, he considers every production of art and nature in which...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, Volume 12

Samuel Johnson - English literature - 1816
...obscure properties, and to produce to the world an object of wonder to which nature had contributed little. To this ambition, perhaps we owe the frogs...the shadow of Wowerus, and the quincunx of Browne. In the prosecution of this sport of fancy, he considers every production of art and nature in which...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, Volume 12

Samuel Johnson - 1816
...obscure properties, and to produce to the world an object of wonder to which nature had contributed little. To this ambition, perhaps we owe the frogs...the shadow of Wowerus, and the quincunx of Browne. In the prosecution of this sport of fancy, he considers every production of art and nature in which...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, Ll. D.: Containing miscellaneous pieces

Samuel Johnson, Arthur Murphy - English literature - 1820
...obscure properties, and to produce to the world an object of wonder to which nature had contributed little. To this ambition, perhaps, we owe the frogs...the shadow of Wowerus, and the quincunx of Browne. VOL. XII. T In the prosecution of this sport of fancy, he considers every production of art and nature...
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