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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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Absenteeism; or, The ladies' soirée a Brandiport, reported by a lover of home

Brandiport - 1849
...work of Homer, the great Grecian bard, might be appropriately said of the Bible— " Read God's word 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 God's word " will be all the...
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The Poetical Works of Alexander Pope, Esq: To which is Prefixed the Life of ...

Alexander Pope - 1850 - 484 Seiten
...appear FO mean, so poor. Verse will &it>m prose: but still persist (o read, And II oilier will be nil the books you need: That the earl of Halifax was one of the firet to favour me, of whom it is hard to say whether the advancement of the polite arts is more owing...
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Essays and Marginalia, Ausgabe 28,Band 2

Hartley Coleridge - 1851
...evacuation and abasement of corporal nature, to make man fearful of his lusts. AN ESSAY ON POETRY. " Read Homer once, and you can read no more ; For all...else appear so mean, so poor, Verse will seem prose." Yes, such verse as your Grace's. HN Coleridge has well observed, that the same class of fastidious...
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The Ohio Journal of Education, Band 3

1854
...actors, of those heroic ages. Considering all his excellences, if we can not say with another — " Read Homer once, and you can read no more — For...to read, And Homer will be all the books you need ; " we can at least say that "he stands, by prescription, alone and aloof, on Parnassus, where it is...
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Elements of Rhetoric and Literary Criticism

James Robert Boyd - 1852 - 352 Seiten
...for October, 184S, what follows : The Duke of Buckingham thus eulogizes the prince of Epic poets : Read Homer once, and you can read no more, For all books else appear so-mean, so poor. Vene shall seem prose ; but still persist to read, And Homer will be all the books...
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Cyclopædia of English Literature: A Selection of the Choicest Productins of ...

Robert Chambers - 1853
...kind ! Nature's whole strength united ! endless fame, And universal shouts attend their name ! Head Homer once, and you can read no more, For all books...to read, And Homer will be all the books you need. Had Bossu never writ, the world had still, Like Indians, view'd this wondrous piece of skill; Аз...
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Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets: With Critical Observations ..., Band 2

Samuel Johnson - 1854
...1735 (Scott, xviii. 3-17). llalifax.'s letter is dated 6th October, 1709, and is in Scott, xv. 348. "The Earl of Halifax was one of the first to favour...it is hard to say, whether the advancement of the Fine Arts is more owing to his generosity or his example." — POPE : Prvfuce to fliml. " Fed with...
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Lives of the most eminent English poets, with critical observations ..., Band 2

Samuel Johnson - 1854
...1735 (Scott, xviii. 327). Halifax's letter is dated 6th October, 1709, and is in Scott, xv. 348. " The Earl of Halifax was one of the first to favour...it is hard to say, whether the advancement of the Fine Arts is more owing to his generosity or his example." — POPE : Preface to Iliad. " Fed with...
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La Cruz, Band 7

1855
...Mas ¿á qué hacer vanos esfuerzos para enumerar las incontables bellezas de este libro de libros? "Read Homer once and you can read no more; For all...to read And Homer will be all the books you need." ' Por el estudio dt; éste y los demás clásicos, es por el que todos los hombres célebres por su...
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A Collection of Familiar Quotations: With Complete Indices of Authors and ...

John Bartlett - 1856 - 358 Seiten
...well. There 's no such thing in nature, and you 'll draw A faultless monster which the world ne'er saw. Read Homer once, and you can read no more, For all...to read, And Homer will be all the books you need. THOMAS OTWAY. 1651-1685. Venice Preserved. Act i. Sc. 1. O woman ! lovely woman ! Nature made thee...
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