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" He says but little, and that little said Owes all its weight, like loaded dice, to lead. His wit invites you by his looks to come, But when you knock it never is at home: 'Tis like a parcel sent... "
Poems - Seite 159
von William Cowper - 1803 - 363 Seiten
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Life of Johnson: Including Boswell's Journal of a Tour to the ..., Band 1

James Boswell - 1799
...true choice spirit we admit; With wits a fool, with fools a wit.' Churchill's Duellist, Book iii. ' The solemn fop, significant and budge ; A fool with judges, amongst fools a judge.' Cowper's Poems, Conversation, \. 299. According to Rebecca Warner (Original Letters, p. 204), Johnson...
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Boswell's Life of Johnson: Including Boswell's Journal of a Tour of ..., Band 1

James Boswell - 1799
...true choice spirit we admit; With wits a fool, with fools a wit." Churchill's Duellist, Book iii. ' The solemn fop, significant and budge ; A fool with judges, amongst fools a judge.' Cowper's Poems, Conversation, \. 299. According to Rebecca Warner (Original Letters, p. 204), Johnson...
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Poems, Band 1

William Cowper - 1806
...keep himself away. A graver coxcomb we may sometimes see, Quite as absurd, though not so light as ha: A shallow brain behind a serious mask, An oracle within...all its weight, like loaded dice, to lead. His wit inyites you by his looks to come, But when you knock it never is at home; Tis like a parcel sent you...
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Poems, Band 1

William Cowper - 1810 - 368 Seiten
...cogence, we may say, Why such a one should keep himself away. A graver coxcomb we may sometimes see, Quite as absurd, though not so light as he: A shallow...He says but little, and that little said Owes all it's weight, like loaded dice, to lead. His wit invites you by his looks to come, But when you knock...
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Poems, Band 1

William Cowper - 1810
...cogence, we may say, Why such a one should keep himself away. A graver coxcomb we may sometimes see, Quite as absurd, though not so light as he : A shallow...He says but little, and that little said Owes all it's weight, like loaded dice, to lead. His wit invites you by his looks to come, But when you knock...
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Poems, Band 1

William Cowper - 1812
...cogence, we may say, Why such a one should keep himself away. A graver coxcomb we may sometimes see, Quite as absurd, though not so light as he: A shallow...He says but little, and that little said Owes all it's weight, like loaded dice, to lead. His wit invites you by his looks to come, But when you knock...
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Poems by William Cowper ...

William Cowper - 1814 - 480 Seiten
...we may sometimes see, Qnite as absnrd, thongh not so light as he : A shallow brain behind a serions mask* An oracle within an empty cask, The solemn fop ; significant and bndge ; A fool with jndges, amongst fools a jndge; He says bnt little, and that little said Owes all...
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Elegant Extracts: A Copious Selection of Instructive, Moral, and ...

1817
...cogence, we may say, Why such a one should keep himself away. A graver coxcomb we may sometimes see r Quite as absurd, though not so light as he: A shallow...little said Owes all its weight, like loaded dice, to le&d. His wit invites you by his looks to come, But when you knock it never is at home; Tis like a...
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Table talk, and other poems

William Cowper - 1817 - 204 Seiten
...cogence, we may say, Why such a one should keep himself away. A graver coxcomb we may sometimes see, Quite as absurd, though not so light as he: A shallow...fool with judges, amongst fools a judge ; He says bnt little, and that little said Owes all its weight, like loaded dice, to lead. His wit invites you...
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Poems, Band 1

William Cowper - 1817
...cask, The solemu fop ; siguificant and hndge , A fool with jndges, amongst fools a jndge ; He says hut little, and that little said Owes all its weight, like loaded dice, to lead. His wit invites yon hy his looks to come, But when you knock it never is at home : Tis like a parcel sent yon hy the...
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