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" And, when I die, be sure you let me know Great Homer died three thousand years ago. Why did I write? what sin to me unknown Dipp'd me in ink, my parents', or my own? As yet a child, nor yet a fool to fame, I lisp'd in numbers, for the numbers came. "
The poetical works of Alexander Pope - Page 7
by Alexander Pope, Alexander Dyce - 1851
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Poetaster

Ben Jonson - 1616 - 282 pages
...the remark, 'The above, however, is but a poor specimen of it.' Cf. Pope, Ep. to Dr. Arbuthnot 127-8: As yet a child, nor yet a fool to fame, I lisp'd in numbers, for the numbers came. 1. 3. 13. S'light . . . law. 'Too much immersed in cases, and cased too much in thy gown.' (N.) 1....
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The Works of Alexander Pope Esq, Volume 4

Alexander Pope, William Warburton (Bp. of Gloucester) - English literature - 1751
...Great Homer dy'd three thoufand years ago. Why did I write ? what fin to me unknown 125 Dipt me in ink, my parents', or my own ? As yet a child, nor yet a fool to fame, I lifp'd in numbers, for the numbers came. I left no calling for this idle trade, No duty broke, no father...
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The Works of Alexander Pope: Esq., with His Last Corrections, Additions, and ...

Alexander Pope, William Warburton - 1751
...Great Homer dy'd three thoufand years ago. Why did I write ? what fin to me unknown 125 Dipt me in ink, my parents') or my own? As yet a child, nor yet a fool to fame, I lifp'd in numbers, for the numbers came. I left no calling for this idle trade, No duty broke, no father...
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The Works of Alexander Pope, Esq: Satires, &c

Alexander Pope - 1752
...Great Homer dy'd three thoufand years ago. Why did I write ? what fin to me unknown 125 Dipt me in ink, my parents', or my own ? As yet a child, nor yet a fool to fame, I lifp'd in numbers, for the numbers came. VARIATIONS. After f 1 24. in the MS. But, friend, this fhape,...
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The works of Alexander Pope. With his last corrections, additions, and ...

Alexander Pope - 1754
...flattery was as odious to him when there was feme ground for commendation, as when there was none. I left no calling for this idle trade, No duty broke, no father difobey'4. The Mufe but ferv'd to eafe feme friend, not Wife, To help me thro' this long difesfe, my...
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An Essay on the Writings and Genius of Pope, Volume 1

Joseph Warton - Verse satire, English - 1756 - 495 pages
...ipfe reliquit opes Sponte fua carmen numeros veniebat ad aptos, Et quod conabar fcribere, verfus erat. I left no calling for this idle trade, No duty broke, no father difobey'd ; While yet a child, e'er yet a fool to fame, I lifp'd in numbers, for the numbers came....
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The Works of Alexander Pope, Esq: In Nine Volumes Complete, with ..., Volume 4

Alexander Pope - English poetry - 1760
...with verfes of his own. He had the addrefs to perfuade the upper boys to aft it ; he even prevailed on I left no calling for this idle trade, No duty broke, no father difobey'd. 130 The Mufe butferv'd to eafefome friend, not Wife, To help me thro' this long difeafe,...
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An Essay on the Genius and Writings of Pope ...

Joseph Warton - 1762
...reliquit opes Sponte fua carmen numeros veniebat ad aptos, Et quod conabar fcribere, verfus erat. OVID. I left no calling for this idle trade, No duty broke, no father difobey'd; While yet a child, e'er yet a fool to fame, I lifp'd in numbers, for the numbers came. POPE....
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The Life of Alexander Pope, Esq: Compiled from Original Manuscripts; with a ...

Owen Ruffhead - Poets, English - 1769 - 578 pages
...in the epiftle above mentioned, that he broke no duty, nor difobeyed any parent by commencing poet " I left no calling for this idle trade, " No duty broke, no father difobey'd." By the time he was fifteen, having made a very refpe&able proficiency in the learned languages,...
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The life of Alexander Pope; with a critical essay on his writings and genius

Owen Ruffhead - 1769 - 12 pages
...ia the epiftle above mentioned, that he broke no duty, nor difobeyed any parent by commencing poet I left no calling for this idle trade, No duty broke, no father difobey'd.' By the time he was fifteen, having made a very refpe&able proficiency in the learned languages,...
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