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" A grotto is not often the wish or pleasure of an Englishman, who has more frequent need to solicit than exclude the sun ; but Pope's excavation was requisite as an entrance to his garden, and, as some men try to be proud of their defects, he extracted... "
The lives of the most eminent English poets (concluded). Miscellaneous lives - Page 45
by Samuel Johnson, John Hawkins - 1787
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The Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets;: Pope. Pitt. Thomson. Watts. A ...

Samuel Johnson - 1781 - 503 pages
...who has more frequent need to folicit than exclude the fun ; but Pope's excavation was requifite as an entrance to his garden, and, as fome men try to...inconvenience, and vanity produced a grotto where neceflity enforced a paflage. It may be frequently remarked of the ftudious and fpeculative, that they...
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The Works of the English Poets: With Prefaces, Biographical and ..., Volume 65

Samuel Johnson - 1781
...than ex-clude the fun; but Pope's excavation was requifite as an entrance to his gar, andj as fomemen try to be proud of their defects, he extracted an...inconvenience, and vanity produced a grotto where neceflity enforced a paffage. It may be frequently remarked of the ftudious and fpeculative, that they...
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prefaces biographical and crirical to the works of the english poets

samuel johnson - 1781
...excavation was rcquifite as an entrance to his garden., and, as fame men try to be proud of their defeats, he extracted an ornament from an inconvenience, and...vanity produced a grotto where neceffity enforced a naffage. It may be frequently remarked of the ftudious and fpeculative, that they are proud of trifles,...
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The Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets;: Pope. Pitt. Thomson. Watts. A ...

Samuel Johnson - 1781 - 503 pages
...frequent need to folicit than exclude the fun ; but Pope's excavation was requifite as an entrance t/p his garden, and, as fome men try to be proud of their defeats, he extracted an orna,ment from an inconvenience, and vanity. produced a grotto where neceflity...
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The Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets;: With Critical ..., Volume 4

Samuel Johnson - 1783
...excavation was requifite as an entrance to his garden, and, as fome men try to be proud of their defeats, he extracted an ornament from an inconvenience, and...vanity produced a grotto where neceffity enforced a palTage. It may be frequently remarked of the ftudious and fpeculative, that they are proud of trifles,...
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The lives of the most eminent English poets (concluded). Miscellaneous lives

Samuel Johnson, John Hawkins - 1787
...excavation was requifite* as an entrance to his garden, and, as fome men try to fee proud of their defeats, he extracted an ornament from an inconvenience, and...fpeculative, that. they are proud of trifles, and that their amufementi feem frivolous and childifh; whether it be that men confcious of great reputation think...
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Lives

Samuel Johnson - 1800
...than exclude the sun, but Pope's excavation was requisite as an entrance to his garden, and, as some men try to be proud of their defects, he extracted...inconvenience, and vanity produced a grotto where necessity forced a passage. It may be frequently remarked of the studious and speculative, that they...
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The works of the poets of Great Britain and Ireland. With prefaces ..., Volume 1

Great Britain - 1804
...than exclude the sun, but Pope's excavation was requisite as an entrance to his garden, and, as some men try to be proud of their defects, he extracted...inconvenience, and vanity produced a grotto where necessity forced a passage. It may be frequently remarked of the studious and speculative, that they...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: With An Essay on His Life and ..., Volume 11

Samuel Johnson - 1810
...than exclude the sun ; but Pope's excavation was requisite as an entrance to his garden, and, as some men try to be proud of their defects, he extracted...inconvenience, and vanity produced a grotto where necessity enforced a passage. It may be frequently remarked of the .studious and speculative, that...
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Broome, Pope, Pitt, Thomson

Samuel Johnson - 1810
...than exclude the sun ; but Pope's excavation was requisite as an entrance to his garden, and, as some men try to be proud of their defects, he extracted...inconvenience, and vanity produced a grotto where necessity enforced a passage. It may be frequently remarked of the studious and speculative, that they...
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