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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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1825-1854

Charles Wells Moulton - 1910
...children gathering pebbles on the shore. —MILTON, JOHN, 1671, Paradise Regained, bk. iv, 1. 322. Bead Homer once, and you can read no more ; For all books...still persist to read, And Homer will be all the books yon need. —SHEFFIELD, JOHN, 1682, Essay on Poetry. The improvement of the understanding is for two...
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1730-1784

Charles Wells Moulton - 1910
...too much for thee! — VAUGHAN, HENRY, 1678, Thalia Rediviva. Read Homer once, and you can read DO more ; For all books else appear so mean, so poor,...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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1785-1824

Charles Wells Moulton - 1910
...immaculate purity, and displays the whole force of turgid eloquence. . . . Bead Hawkins onoe, and yon can read no more, For all books else appear so mean, so poor, Johnson's a dance ; but still persists to read, And Hawkins will be all the books you need. — PORSON,...
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A Dictionary of Quotations from English and American Poets: Based Upon Bohn ...

Henry George Bohn - 1911 - 761 Seiten
...dark, but he Could not want sight who taught the world to see. 2186 ' Denham : Progress of Learning 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. 2187 Sheffield,...
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Methodist Review, Band 24

1842
...reader can pause at his pleasure. The duke of Buckingham thus eulogizes the prince of epic poets : — " Read Homer once, and you can read no more ; For all...to read, And Homer will be all the books you need !" This is the language of a professed friend of the Puritan reformation and faith. The Bible itself...
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The Dial, Band 57

1914
...are common in the bookshops. Widely indeed have we departed from the counsel of him who bade us ' ' read Homer once, and you can read no more; for all...to read, and Homer will be all the books you need. ' ' • • • THE LIBRARY'S INTEREST IN THE COMING GENERATION is a well-reasoned and legitimate interest;...
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Selected Addresses on Subjects Relating to Education, Biography, Travel, Etc

James Tyson - 1914 - 366 Seiten
...Vergil in his rendering of the same story. Recall the lines of Sheffield, Duke of Buckinghamshire: "Read Homer once, and you can read no more; For all...to read, And Homer will be all the books you need." Tragedy received its intensest expression in the plays of Euripides, Sophocles and Aeschylus, while...
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English Literature

Edwin Lillie Miller - 1917 - 597 Seiten
...lines: " Of all those arts in which the wise excell, Nature's chief masterpiece is writing well." " Read Homer once and you can read no more, For all...to read And Homer will be all the books you need." A third, Sir Charles Sedley (1639-1701), produced several good love songs. The Earl of Dorset (1638-1706),...
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Homiletic Review, Band 80

1920
...keep in the best company. When once we taste the best, relish for the inferior is taken away. "Bead Homer once and you can read no more For all books else appear so mean and poor." With still greater force does this apply to the greatest book in all the world — the Bible....
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One Thousand Best Books: The Household Guide to a Lifetime's Reading; a ...

1924 - 416 Seiten
...is one of the Fame 75. Homer "The Father of Song" Flourished about 10th Century BC 26 endorsements. Read Homer once, and you can read no more; For all...to read, And Homer will be all the books you need. — John Sheffield, 1682. "The Iliad" and "The Odyssey," epic poems ascribed to a shadowy, blind Grecian...
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