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" Who shames a scribbler? break one cobweb through, He spins the slight, self-pleasing thread anew: Destroy his fib or sophistry, in vain, The creature's at his dirty work again, Throned in the centre of his thin designs, Proud of a vast extent of flimsy... "
The Anti-Jacobin, Or, Weekly Examiner - Page 157
by William Gifford - 1803
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Bell's Edition, Volumes 77-78

John Bell - English poetry - 1796
...Who shames a scribbler ? break one cobweb thro'i He spins the slight self-pleasing thread anew: 90 Destroy his fib, or sophistry, in vain, The creature's at his dirty work again, Thron'd on the centre of his thin designs, Proud of a vast extent of flimsy lines ! Whom have I hurt...
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The Poetical Works of Alexander Pope: With His Last Corrections ..., Volume 5

Alexander Pope - 1804 - 754 pages
...Who shames a scribbler ? break one cobweb thro', He spins the slight self-pleasing thread anew : 90 Destroy his fib, or sophistry, in vain ; The creature's at his dirty work again, Thron'd on the centre of his thin designs, Proud of a vast extent of flimsy lines ! Whom have I hurt...
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The Poems of Ossian: &c, Volume 2

James Macpherson - Bards and bardism - 1805
...son of Arcath, the son of Congal, the son of Fergus, the son of Fingal tk-c victm-tous* MACPHERSON. Destroy his fib, or sophistry, in vain ; The creature's at his dirty work again. No sooner was one fiction destroyed by Innes, than another \vas created by our Celtic bards. Fergus,...
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The poems of Ossian, &c. containing the poetical works of J ..., Volume 2

Ossian - 1805
...son of Arcath, the son of Congal, the son of Fergus, the son of Fingal the victorious, MACPHEBSON. Destroy his fib, or sophistry, in vain ; The creature's at his dirty work again. No sooner was one fiction destroyed by Innes, than another was created by our Celtic bards. Fergus,...
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An Essay on the Genius and Writings of Pope ...

Joseph Warton - 1806 - 396 pages
...necessity of observing the three unities in a drama. 7. Who shames a scribbler ? break one cobweb thro*, He spins the slight, self-pleasing thread anew : Destroy...sophistry, in vain ! The creature's at his dirty work again ; Thron'd in the center of his thin designs. Proud of a vast extent of flimsy lines.* The metaphor...
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The Life of Thomas Dermody: Interspersed with Pieces of Original Poetry ...

James Grant Raymond - 1806
...a sly predecessor who (though some will not allow him fancy) did not want for sense, that — — ' break one cobweb through, He spins the slight self-pleasing thread anew ; Destroy his tibs or sophistry, in vain ; The creature's at his dirty work again.' * * Pope. " As for those addle-pated...
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The Harp of Erin: Containing the Poetical Works, Volume 2

Thomas Dermody - 1807
...who (though lome will not allow him fancy) did not want for sense, that — Break one cobweb thro", He spins the slight, self-pleasing thread anew; Destroy...in vain : The creature's at his dirty work again. POPE. As for those addle-pated cavillers, who read, run, and condemn, without consulting the genius...
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The poets of Great Britain complete from Chaucer to Churchill

John Bell - 1807
...crack : Pit, hox, and gall'ry, in convulsions hurl'd, Thou stand'st unshook amidst a bursting world. Who shames a scribbler? break one cobweb through, He spins the slight self-pleasing thread anew: 90 Destroy his fib, or sophistry, in vain, The creature's at his dirty work again, Thron'd on the centre...
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The poetical works of Alexander Pope. With his last corrections, additions ...

Alexander Pope - 1807
...Who shames a scribbler? break one cobweb tbrough, He spins the slight self-pleasing tbread anew: 90 Destroy his fib, or sophistry, in vain ; The creature's at his dirty work again, Tbron'd on the centre of his thiir designs, Proud of a vast extent of flimsy lines ! Whom have I hurt?...
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The poetical works of Alexander Pope. To which is prefixed the life of the ...

Alexander Pope - English poetry - 1808 - 651 pages
...crack : Fit, box, and gallery, in convulsions hurl'd, Thou stand'st unshook amidst a bursting world. Who shames a scribbler? Break one cobweb through,...sophistry, in vain. The creature's at his dirty work again, Thron'd on the centre of his thin dcsicns, Prond of a vast extent of flimsy lines ! Whom have I hurt...
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