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" Blasphem'd his gods, the dice, and damn'd his fate ; Then gnaw'd his pen, then dash'd it on the ground, Sinking from thought to thought, a vast profound ! Plung'd for his sense, but found no bottom there, Yet wrote and flounder'd on in mere despair. "
The works of the English poets. With prefaces, biographical and critical, by ... - Page 97
by English poets - 1790
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The Dunciad: An Heroic Poem. In Three Books

Alexander Pope - 1728 - 47 pages
...fupperlefshe fate, 100 And pin'd, unconfcious of his riling fate; Studious he fate, with all his books around, Sinking from thought to thought, a vaft profound ' Plung'd for his fenfe, but found no bottom there: Then writ, and flounder'd on, in mere defpair. roll'dhis eyes that witnefs'd huge difmay, Where, yet...
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Memoirs of the Life and Writings of Alexander Pope, Esq, Volume 1

William Ayre, Edmund Curll - Poets, English - 1745
...the Heroe fate, Blafphem'd his Gods, the Dice, and damn'd his Fate ; Then gnaw'd his Pen, then dalh'd it on the Ground, Sinking from Thought to Thought, a vaft Profound'! Plung'd for his Senfe, but -found no Bottom -there ; Yet wrote and flounder'd on in meer Defpair. Round him much Embryo,...
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The Works of Alexander Pope, Esq. ...: Juvenile poems

Alexander Pope - 1751
...Hero fate, 1 1 5 Blafphem'd his Gods, the Dice, and damn'd his Fate. Then gnaw'd his pen, then dafli'd it on the ground, Sinking from thought to thought,...there, Yet wrote and flounder'd on, in mere defpair. 1 20 REMARKS. carefling (hould make even Dulnefs herfelf pert, efpecially in her youth ; though her...
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The Works of Alexander Pope, Esq. ...: The Dunciad

Alexander Pope - 1751
...allowed me. What ! am I only to be dull, and " dull itill, and again, and for ever ?" He liicu folemnl/ Then gnaw'd his pen, then dafh'd it on the ground, Sinking from thought to thought, a vaft profound ! NOTES. appealed to his own confcience, that " he could not " think himfelf fo, nor believe that our...
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The Lives of the Poets of Great Britain and Ireland, to the Time ..., Volume 5

Robert Shiells - 1753
...fupperlefs he fate, And pin'd unconfcious of his rifing fate ; Studious he fate, with all his books around, Sinking from thought to thought, a vaft pro[found ! Plung'd for his fenfe, but found no bottom there ; Then writ, and flounder'd on, in meer defpair. He roll'd his eyes, that witnefs'd huge difmay, Where...
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The works of Alexander Pope. With his last corrections, additions ..., Volume 5

Alexander Pope - 1754
...and •' dull at leaft you might have allowed me. What ! am I only Then gnaw'd his Pen, then dafli'd it on the ground Sinking from thought to thought, a vaft profound ! REMARK 3. " to be dull- and dull ftill, and again, and for ever!" He then folemnly ap pealed to his...
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The works of Alexander Pope: esq., with his last corrections, additions, and ...

Alexander Pope, William Warburton - 1757
...kept private. For his character, as a writer, it is given us as follows : " Mr. Dennis is excellent Then gnaw'd his Pen, then dafh'd it on the ground, Sinking from thought to thought, a vaft profound ! REMARKS. " at Pindaric writings, ptrfeflly regular in all his perform" ances, and a perfou of found...
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The Works of Alexander Pope: The Dunciad, in four books

Alexander Pope - English literature - 1757
...which the greateft, not only of Critics and Poets, but of Kings and Warriors have been fultPlung'd for his fenfe, but found no bottom there, Yet wrote and flounder'd on, in mere defpair. 1 z0 Round him much Embryo, much Abortion lay, Much future Ode, and abdicated Play : VARIATIONS. VER....
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The Works of Alexander Pope, Esq: In Nine Volumes Complete, with ..., Volume 5

Alexander Pope - English poetry - 1760
...to reprefent a Critic encompafled with books but without a fupper, is a pifture which lively Flung'd for his fenfe, but found no bottom there, Yet wrote and flounder'd on, in mere defpair. 1 20 Round him much Embryo, much Abortion lay, Much future Ode, and abdicated Play ; Nonfenfe precipitate,...
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The Works of Alexander Pope, Volume 3

Alexander Pope - 1764
...that • circumdance, and therefore it can no way demote from the granThen gnaw'd his Pen, then dath'd it on the ground, Sinking from thought to thought,...his fenfe, but found no bottom there, Yet wrote and flounder 'd on, in mere defpair. I zo Round him much Embryo, much Abortion lay, Much future Ode, and...
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