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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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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...prose : but still persist to read, And Homer -will bo all the Books you need.' That Homer will be read more than ever for the marvellous battle-pieces...
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Education, Band 11

1891
...he was buried. His memory was always preserved by his countrymen and handed down to all posterity. " Read Homer once and you can read no more For all books else, appear so poor ; Verse will seem prose, but still persist to read, And Homer will be all you need." Such is the...
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A dictionary of daily blunders, by the author of 'A handy book of synonyms ...

Thomas Preston (lexicographer.) - 1880
...Homer the palm for M loftiness of thought." One of the old poets thus alludes to his verse :— " Bead Homer once, and you can read no more, For all books else appear so mean and poor ; Verse will seem prose ; bat still persist to read, And Homer will be all the books you need."...
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A Dictionary of Quotations from the English Poets

Henry George Bohn - 1881 - 715 Seiten
...dark ; but he Could not want sight who taught the world to see. Denham, Progren of Learning, 41. Bead 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. Sheffield, Duke...
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The Cyclopædia of Practical Quotations: English and Latin, with an Appendix ...

1882 - 899 Seiten
...Act' IV. Sc. 2. We burn daylight;— here, read, read. /. Merry Wives of Windsor. Act II. Sc. 1. Head e g. SHEFFIELD— JEs-su ij on Poetry. Studious let me sit, And hold high converse with the mighty dead....
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The Cyclopædia of Practical Quotations: English and Latin, with an Appendix ...

Anna Lydia Ward - 1882 - 899 Seiten
...Act IV. So. 2. We burn daylight;— here, read, read. /. Merry Wives of Windsor. Act П. i>c. 1. Bead Homer once, and you can read no more, For all books else appear so mean, so poor; Verse will seem prase; but still persist to read, And Homer will bo all the books you need. g. SHEFFIELD— Essay on...
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The Iliad [of Homer].

Homer - 1883 - 500 Seiten
...should undertake the author to whom he has given (in his excellent Essay) so complete a praise : *' Read Homer once, and you can read no more ; For all...' That the Earl of Halifax was one of the first to favor me : of whom it is hard to say whether the advancement of the polite arts is more owing to his...
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Christian ethics and wise sayings, by a presbyter of the Church of England

Christian ethics - 1883 - 277 Seiten
...granted, nor to find talk and discourse, but to weigh and consider. Reading, the key of knowledge. Read Homer once, and you can read no more, For all...to read, And Homer will be all the books you need. Half the gossip of society would perish if the books that are truly worth reading were but read. Our...
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English Literature in the Eighteenth Century

Thomas Sergeant Perry - 1883 - 450 Seiten
...draw A faultless monster which the world ne'er saw." And finally, in speaking of the epic, he says : " Read Homer once, and you can read no more ; For all...to read, And Homer will be all the books you need." This brief recapitulation will make clearer the relation of Pope's poem, the " Essay on Criticism,"...
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Familiar quotations [compiled] by J. Bartlett. Author's ed

Familiar quotations - 1883
...There 's no such thing in nature, and you '11 draw A faultless monster which the world ne'er saw.1 IKd. Read Homer once, and you can read no more ; For all...to read, And Homer will be all the books you need. Ibid, 1 Whoever thinks a faultless piece to see, Thinks what ne'er was, nor is, nor e'er shall be....
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