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" Read Homer once, and you can read no more ; For all books else appear so mean, so poor, Verse will seem prose : but still persist to read, And Homer will be all the books you need. "
The Works of Alexander Pope - Seite 408
von Alexander Pope - 1822
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A Classical Dictionary: Containing Brief and Accurate Accounts of the Proper ...

Edward Sylvester Ellis - 1900 - 208 Seiten
...giving Homer the palm of "loftiness of thought." One of the old poets thus alludes to his verse:— " Read Homer once, and you can read no more, For all books else appear so mean and poor; Verse will seem prose; but still persist to read, And Homer will be all the books you need."...
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The Library of Literary Criticism of English and American Authors: 1730-1784

Charles Wells Moulton - 1902
...not be Content to know, — what was too much for thee! — VAUGHAN, HENRY, 1678, Thalia Rediviva. Read Homer once, and you can read no more ; For all...to read, And Homer will be all the books you need. —SHEFFIELD, JOHN, 1682, Essays on Poetry. Books like proverbs receive their chief value from the...
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Chambers's Cyclopaedia of English Literature: A History Critical and ...

Robert Chambers - 1902
...human-kind ! Nature's whole strength united ! endless fame And universal shouts attend their name ! Read Homer once, and you can read no more, For all...to read, And Homer will be all the books you need. Sir Richard Blackuiore (birth year unknown ; died 1729) was one of the most fortunate physicians and...
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Familiar Quotations: A Collection of Passages, Phrases, and Proverbs Traced ...

John Bartlett - 1903 - 1158 Seiten
...Eetaliation. Potttcript. * These last four lines are attributed to Eochester. * See Snckling, page 257. Bead Homer once, and you can read no more ; For all books...to read, And Homer will be all the books you need. Eizay on Poetrt, THOMAS OTWAY. 1651-1685. 0 woman ! lovely woman ! Nature made thee To temper man :...
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Chamber's Cyclopædia of English Literature, Band 2

Robert Chambers - 1902
...human-kirn! ! Nature's whole strength united ! endless fame And universal shouts attend their name ! Let not my pretty Susan mourn lie all the books you need. Sir Ku-liard Blackiuore (birth year unknown ; died 1729) was one of the...
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Side-walk Studies

Austin Dobson - 1902 - 294 Seiten
...monster which the world ne'er saw' ? And all good Homerists will certainly endorse the following: ' Read Homer once, and you can read no more, For all...Verse will seem prose; but still persist to read, And Homer's will be all the books you need.' It is to another noble warrior, in many respects second only...
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Familiar Quotations: A Collection of Passages, Phrases, and Proverbs Traced ...

John Bartlett - 1903 - 1158 Seiten
...Retaliation. Postscript. ' Them last four lines are attributed to Rochester. » See Suckling, p««e 257. Head Homer once, and you can read no more ; For all books...to read, And Homer will be all the books you need. £if(ty on foet>i_ THOMAS OTWAY. 1651-1685. O woman ! lovely woman ! Nature made thee To temper man...
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Best Thoughts of Best Thinkers: Amplified, Classified, Exemplified and ...

Hialmer Day Gould, Edward Louis Hessenmueller - 1904 - 643 Seiten
...Nature's chief masterpiece is writing well. —Sheffield, Duke of Buckingham, 1649-1720. Essay on Poetry. Read Homer once, and you can read no more, For all...to read, And Homer will be all the books you need. — Sheffield. If on my theme I rightly think, There are five reasons why men drink: Good wine, a friend,...
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The World's Best Poetry ...

John Vance Cheney, Sir Charles George Douglas Roberts, Charles Francis Richardson, Francis Hovey Stoddard, John Raymond Howard - 1904
...dark, but he Could not want sight who taught the world to see. Progress of Learning. SIR J. DENHAM. Read Homer once, and you can read no more, For all books else appear so mean, so poor ; Verse may seem prose ; but still persist to read, And Homer will be all the books you need. ESxOIJ on Poetry....
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A History of Classical Scholarship ...: The eighteenth century in Germany ...

John Edwin Sandys - 1908
...poems, which, in the language of an English critic, remain unsurpassed in the poetry of the world: — Read Homer once, and you can read no more; For all...poor, Verse will seem Prose; but still persist to rend, And Homer will be all the Hooks you need1. 1 John Sheffield, Duke of Buckingham, An Essay ufon...
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