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" A little learning is a dangerous thing ; Drink deep, or taste not the Pierian spring : There shallow draughts intoxicate the brain, And drinking largely sobers us again. "
Poems - Page 21
by Joseph Addison - 1810 - 597 lehte
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Sacred History of the Deluge Illustrated: And Corroborated by Tradition ...

Francis Fellowes - 1836 - 174 lehte
...has, in this way, been not unfrequently exemplified: "A little learning is a dangerous thing; Drink deep, or taste not the Pierian spring. There shallow...the brain, And drinking largely sobers us again." To express the same general sentiment in the words of inspiration itself, professing themselves wise,...
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The Poetical Works of A. Pope: Including His Translation of Homer , to which ...

Alexander Pope - 1836 - 502 lehte
...know, Make use of every friend — and every foe. Л little learning is a dangerous thing ! 1 >riuk deep, or taste not the Pierian spring ; There shallow...intoxicate the brain, And drinking largely sobers us again. Fired at first sight with what the muse imparta, In fearless youth we tempt the height of aru, 220...
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The English Reader: Or, Pieces in Prose and Verse, from the Best Writers ...

Lindley Murray - 1836 - 264 lehte
...know, Make use ofev'ry friend — and ev'ryfoe. A little learning is a dangerous thing; Drink <}eep, or taste not the Pierian spring: There shallow- draughts...the brain ; And drinking largely sobers us again. 3 Fir'd at first sight with what the muse imparts, In fearless youth we tempt the heights of arts,...
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Harry and Lucy: With Other Tales ...

Maria Edgeworth - 1836 - 394 lehte
...if Lucy would repeat four or five, he knew he could then go on cleverly. Lucy repeated — " ' Fired at first sight with what the muse imparts, In fearless youth we 'tempt the height of arts, While from the bounded level of our mind Short views we take, nor see the lengths behind.'...
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Harry and Lucy concluded: being the last part of Early lessons, 3. köide

Maria Edgeworth - 1837 - 356 lehte
...if Lucy would repeat four or five, he knew he could then go on cleverly. Lucy repeated — " Fired at first sight with what the muse imparts, In fearless youth we 'tempt the height of arts, While, from the hounded level of our mind, Short views we take, nor see the lengths...
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English Grammar: Made Easy to the Teacher and Pupil

John Comly - 1834 - 226 lehte
...true, Applause, in spite of trivial faults, is due." " A little learning is a dangerous thing; Drink deep, or taste not the Pierian spring; There shallow...the brain, And drinking largely, sobers us again." " Harmony of period, and melody of style, have greater weight than is really imagined, in the judgment...
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The poetical works of Alexander Pope. Ed. by H.F. Cary, with a biogr. notice ...

Alexander Pope - 1839 - 510 lehte
...to know, Make use of every friend — and every foe. A little learning is a dangerous thing ; Drink deep, or t Fired at first sight with what the Muse imparts, In fearless youth wo tempt the heights of arts, 3...
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Lectures to young men, on the formation of character, and on reading. Repr

Joel Hawes - 1839 - 146 lehte
...both true and important. " A little learning is a dangerous thing, Drink deep or taste not the Pierean spring: There shallow draughts intoxicate the brain, And drinking largely sobers us again." He who would read profitably, must read with an humble and teachable mind, and be ready to embrace...
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The Holy State, and the Profane State

Thomas Fuller - 1841 - 494 lehte
...celebrated lines in the " Essay on Criticism : " — " A little learning is a dangerous thing : Drink deep, or taste not the Pierian spring. There, shallow...the brain, And drinking largely sobers us again." — EDIT. II. He desires to imitate the ancient Fathers, as well in their piety, as in their postures....
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Specimen of Printing Types

Henry Caslon - 1841 - 598 lehte
...publici consilii particeps: notât et ABCVEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZjEŒ ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPtlRSTU VWX YZJÎŒ Fir'd at first sight with what the Muse imparts, In fearless youth we tempt the heights of Arts, While from the bounded level of our mind, Short views we take, nor see the lengths behind; But more...
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