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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 Life of Alexander Pope, Esq: Compiled from Original Manuscripts; with a ...

Owen Ruffhead - 1769 - 578 pages
...*' Swearing and fupperlefs the Hero fate, *' Blafphem'd his Gods, the Dice, and damn'd *' his Fate. ''Then gnaw'd his Pen, then dafh'd it on the " ground,...fenfe, but found no bottom " there, " Yet wrote and flounder 'd on, in mere de" fpair," Full of apprehenfions, left the empire of dulnefs was drawing to...
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The Life of Alexander Pope, Esq: Comp. from Original Manuscripts; with a ...

Owen Ruffhead - Poets, English - 1769 - 578 pages
...Dice, and! damn'd * his Fate. ** Then, gnaw'd his Pen, then dafh'd it on the ** ground, *•' Slaking from thought to, thought, a vaft " profound ! *' Plung'd; for his fenfe^ but found no bottom "• there, K Yet wrote and flounder 'd on, in mere deFull of apprehenfions, left the empire of dulnefs. was drawing...
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The Life of Alexander Pope, Esq: Compiled from Original Manuscripts; with a ...

Owen Ruffhead - 1769 - 578 pages
...Swearing and fupperlefs the Hero fate, *' Blafphem'd his Gods, the Dice, and damn'd *' his Fate. '* Then gnaw'd his Pen, then dafh'd it on the " ground, " Sinking from thought to thought, a vail " profound ! *' Plung'd for his fcnfe, but found no bottom " there, '* Yet wrote and flounder...
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The dunciad, in four books

Alexander Pope - 1777 - 195 pages
...Then gnaw'd his pen, then dalh'd it on the ground, Sinking from thought to thought, a vaft profund ! Plung'd for his fenfe, but found no bottom there, Yet wrote and flounder'd on in meer defpair. Round him much Embryo, much Abortion lay, Much future Ode, and abdicated Play : VARIATIONS....
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The Works of Alexander Pope, Esq: In Four Volumes Complete. With His Last ...

Alexander Pope - 1778
...Swearing and fupperlels the Hero ate j, r$ Blafphem'd his gods, the dice, and damn'd his fate. Then gnaw'd his pen, then dafh'd it on the ground, ' Sinking from thought to thought, a vau profound ! Plung'd for his fenfe, but found no bottom there, Yet wrote and flounder'd on, in mere...
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The Works of the English Poets: Pope

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1779
...were a great miftake to imagine was •wholly funk in ftupidity ; he is allowed, to have fupported Then gnaw*d his Pen, then dafh'd it on the ground,...from thought to thought, a vaft profound ! Plung'd REMARKS. ported it with a wonderful mixture of Vivacity. Thi* charafter is heightened according to...
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The Works of the English Poets: With Prefaces, Biographical and ..., Volume 34

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1779
...which it were a great miftake to imagine was wholly f1mlt in ftupidityi he is allowed to have fupThen gnaw'd his Pen, then dafh'd it on the ground, Sinking from thought to thought, a vaft profound! REMARKS. Plung'd ported it with a wonderful mixture of Vivacity. Thi character is heightened according...
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The Works of the English Poets: With Prefaces ..., Volume 34, Page 3

Samuel Johnson - English poetry - 1779
...to imagine was wholly funk in ftupidity : he is allowed to have fupThen gnaw'd his Pen, then dam'd it on the ground, Sinking from thought to thought, a vaft profound 1 Plung'd REMARKS. ported it with a wonderful mixture of Vivacity. Thii charafter is heightened according...
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Biographical Anecdotes of William Hogarth: With a Catalogue of His Works ...

John Nichols - Engraving, English - 1782 - 474 pages
...plate are the following lines from The Dunciad, I. in. 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. In the fubfequent impreffions, dated December 15 1740,...
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The Beauties of Pope

Alexander Pope - English poetry - 1783 - 278 pages
...Third Day : Swearing and fupperlefs the Hero fate, Blafphem'd his Gods, the Dice, and damn'd his Fate; Then gnaw'd his Pen, then dafh'd it on the ground,...thought to thought, a vaft profound ! Plung'd for his Senfe, but found no bottom there, Yet wrote and flounder'd on, in mere defpair. Round him much Embrio,...
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