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  • n. Obsolete form of panegyric.


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  • But, upon recollecting that its usher was a superlative panegyrick on one, who endeavoured to sap the credit of our holy religion, he revoked his recommendation.

    Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides

  • And he will be seen as he really was; for I profess to write, not his panegyrick, which must be all praise, but his Life; which, great and good as he was, must not be supposed to be entirely perfect.

    The Life of Samuel Johnson LL.D.

  • I objected also to what appears an anticlimax of praise, when contrasted with the preceding panegyrick, — ‘and diminished the public stock of harmless pleasure!’ — ‘Is not HARMLESS PLEASURE very tame?’

    The Life of Samuel Johnson LL.D.

  • To be as he was, is indeed subject of panegyrick enough to any man in this state of being; but in every picture there should be shade as well as light, and when I delineate him without reserve, I do what he himself recommended, both by his precept and his example.

    The Life of Samuel Johnson LL.D.

  • Wyvil having considered the alternative, resolved to mortify S — by printing the panegyrick, for which he received a sound drubbing.

    The Expedition of Humphry Clinker

  • I have sometimes adopted his restoration of a comma, without inserting the panegyrick in which he celebrated himself for his achievement.

    Preface to Shakespeare

  • In Johnson's words, 'his zeal of friendship, or ambition of eloquence, has produced a funeral oration rather than a history: he has given the character, not the life of Cowley; for he writes with so little detail that scarcely any thing is distinctly known, but all is shewn confused and enlarged through the mist of panegyrick.'

    Characters from 17th Century Histories and Chronicles

  • Mr. Hayley gently rebukes Cowley (after observing that if Pope borrowed from Crashaw, it was "as the sun borrows from the earth") for his "glowing panegyrick."

    A History of Elizabethan Literature

  • [1223] 'Though a sepulchral inscription is professedly a panegyrick, and therefore not confined to historical impartiality, yet it ought always to be written with regard to truth.

    Life Of Johnson

  • He was, however, soothed [330] in the highest strain of panegyrick, in a poem called The Remonstrance, by the Rev.Mr. Stockdale [331], to whom he was, upon many occasions, a kind protector.

    Life Of Johnson


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