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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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Homer and His Influence, Band 1

John Adams Scott - 1925 - 169 Seiten
...Buckinghamshire, and his Essay on Poetry; the sum of his conclusions is expressed in the famous verses: "Siead Homer once, and you can read no more, For all books...to read, And Homer will be all the books you need. Johnson wrote : " Dryden may properly be considered as the father of English criticism," and Sir Walter...
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The Quarterly Review, Band 147

1879
...rhyming stanzas, a variation which will be diversely estimated, though hardly found fault with. ' Head Homer once, and you can read no more, For all books...read, And Homer will be all the Books you need.' That Homer will be read more than ever for the marvellous battle-pieces and councils of his ' Iliad,' and...
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1000 Classical Characters Briefly Described: A Concise Account of Every Name ...

Ivory Franklin Frisbee - 2004 - 348 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 Trojan War

Craig C Conant, Carol G. Thomas, Craig Conant - 2005 - 209 Seiten
...in the eighteenth century, John Sheffield, duke of Buckinghamshire, declared in his Essay on Poetry: Read Homer once, and you can read no more For all books else appear so dull and poor, Verse will seem prose, yet often on him look And you will hardly need another Book....
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