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" In the house of commons he could not speak, and, therefore, was useless to the defence of the government. In the office, says Popey, he could not issue an order without losing his time in quest of fine expressions. "
The Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets: With Critical Observations on ... - Pągina 97
per Samuel Johnson - 1821
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The works of Samuel Johnson, Volum 10

Samuel Johnson - 1824
...through other offices ; but expectation is often disappointed ; it is universally confessed that he was unequal to the duties of his place. In the House...an order without losing his time in quest of fine ex- „. pressions. What he gained in rank he lost in credit ; and, finding by experience his own inability,...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: With Murphy's Essay, Volum 3

Samuel Johnson - 1825
...ascent through other offices; but expectation is often disappointed; it is universally confessed that he was unequal to the duties of his place. In the house...office, says Pope,^ he could not issue an order without • Augutt 2. t Spence. } Ibid. 563 losing his time in quest of fine expressions. What he gained in...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson ...: Lives of the poets

Samuel Johnson - 1825
...through other offices ; but expectation is often disappointed ; it is universally confessed that he was unequal to the duties of his place. In the house...the defence of the government. In the office, says Popey, he could not issue an order without losing his time in quest of fine expressions. What he gained...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Lives of the poets

Samuel Johnson - 1825
...through other offices ; but expectation is often disappointed ; it is universally confessed that he was unequal to the duties of his place. In the house...the defence of the government. In the office, says Popey, he could not issue an order without losing his time in quest of fine expressions. What he gained...
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The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.: Lives of the poets

Samuel Johnson - 1825
...disappointed ; it is universally con- N-^ •» fessed that he WMjmequal_tp_thg_ duties of his place. In V- v' the house of commons he could not speak, and, therefore,...was useless to the defence of the government. In the v *, office, says Popey, he could not issue an order without ^ ~* losing his time in quest of fine...
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The Lives of the English Poets, Volum 1

Samuel Johnson - 1826 - 420 pągines
...of ten disappointed; it is universally confessed that he was unequal to the duties of his place. la the House of Commons he could not speak, and therefore...the defence of the government. In the office, says Fope.f he could not issue an order without losing his tine in quest of fine expressions. What he gained...
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British theatre, comprising tragedies, comedies, operas, and farces; with ...

British theatre - 1828
...disappointed ; it ia universally confessed, that he was unequal to the duties of -» г^тт [л the Hoosc of Commons he could not speak, and therefore was useless to the defence of the Government. :ī .e «See, says Pope, he could not »me an order without losing his time in quest of fine expressions."...
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A Universal Biographical Dictionary, Containing the Lives of the Most ...

Charles N. Baldwin - 1820 - 444 pągines
...rose to his highest elevation, being made secretary of state ; but it is universally confessed that he was unequal to the duties of his place. In the house of commons lie could not speak, and therefore was useless to the defence of the government. In the office he could...
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A Universal Biographical Dictionary, Containing the Lives of the Most ...

Charles N. Baldwin - 1833 - 444 pągines
...being made secretary of state ; but it is universally confessed that he was unequal to the du ties of his place. In the house of commons he could not speak, and therefore was useless tc the defence of the government. In the office be could not issue an order without losing lib time...
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Lives of the poets. Lives of eminent persons. Political tracts. Philological ...

Samuel Johnson, Arthur Murphy - 1834
...expectation is often disappointed ; it is universally confessed that he was unequal to the duties ol his place. In the House of Commons he could not speak,...the defence of the government. In the office, says Pope,J he could not issue an order without losing his time in quest of fine expressions. What he gained...
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