Yet hope not life from grief or danger free, Nor think the doom
of man reversed for thee: Deign on the
passing world to turn thine eyes, And pause awhile
from letters, to be wise; There mark what
ills the scholar's life assail, Toil, envy, want,
the patron and the jail. Samuel known as Dr Johnson Johnson The Vanity of Human Wishes, l.155^60.
Is not a Patron, my lord, one who looks with unconcern ona manstruggling
for life inthewater, and,whenhehas reached ground,
encumbers him with help? The notice which you have been
pleased to take of my labours, had it been early, had been
kind; but it has been delayed till I am indifferent, and
cannot enjoy it; till I am solitary, and cannot impart it;
till I am known, and do not want it. Samuel known as Dr Johnson Johnson Letter to Lord Chesterfield,7 Feb. Quoted in James
Boswell The Life of
Samuel Johnson (1791), vol.1.
Patron.Commonly a wretch who supports with insolence, and is
paid with flattery. Samuel known as Dr Johnson Johnson A Dictionary of the English Language.
The patron saint of journalists, officially named by the church, is
St.Francisde Sales.Thetraditional patronsaint of editors is St.John
Bosco. (The protector of computer- age journalists may
well be St. Anthony of Padua, patron saint of searchers
for lost articles.) J A, and Clements,Warren McFarlane The Globe and Mail Style Book.
No little lily-handed baronet he, A great
broad-shouldered genial Englishman, A lord of fat
prize-oxen and of sheep, A raiser of huge
melons and of pine, A patron of some thirty
charities, A pamphleteer on
guano and on grain. Tennyson The Princess,'Conclusion', l.84^9.