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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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Travels Among the Arab Tribes Inhabiting the Countries East of Syria and ...

James Silk Buckingham - Eretz Israel - 1825 - 669 pages
...then dash'd it on the ground, Sinking from thought to thought a vast profound: Plunged from his sense, but found no bottom there, Yet wrote and flounder'd on in mere despair.' I had thought at first that I should have found the Review too long to continue a close analysis...
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The Poetical Works, Volume 3

Alexander Pope - 1828
...then dash'd it on the ground, Sinking from thought to thought, a vast profound ! Plunged for his sense but found no bottom there, Yet wrote and flounder'd on, in mere despair. 120 Round him much embryo, much abortion lay, Much future ode, and abdicated play : Nonsense...
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The British Satirist: Comprising the Best Satires of the Most Celebrated ...

Satire, English - 1831 - 388 pages
...dash'd it on the ground. Sinking from thought to thought, a vast profound I Pluhg'3 from his sense, but found no bottom there, Yet wrote and flounder'd on, in mere despair. perfectly regular in all his performances, and a person of sound learning. That he is master...
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The Works of Alexander Pope: With a Memoir of the Author, Notes, and ...

Alexander Pope, George Croly - 1835
...then dash'diton the ground, Sinking from thought to thought, a vast profound ! Plunged for his sense, but found no bottom there ; Yet wrote and flounder'd on, in mere despair. 120 Round him much embryo, much abortion lay, Much future ode, and abdicated play ; She eyed...
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The works of Alexander Pope; with a memoir of the author, notes ..., Volume 3

Alexander Pope - 1835
...dash'd it on the ground, Sinking from thought to thought, a vast profound ! Plunged for his sense, but found no bottom there ; Yet wrote and flounder'd on, in mere despair. 120 Round him much embryo, much abortion lay, Much future ode, and abdicated play; Nonsense...
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Specimens of the British Critics

John Wilson - Criticism - 1846 - 344 pages
...then dasht 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. Round him much embryo, much abortion lay, Much future ode, and abdicated play; Nonsense precipitate,...
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The works of Alexander Pope, with notes and illustrations, by ..., Volume 3

Alexander Pope - 1847
...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. 120 Round him much Embryo, much Abortion lay, Much future Ode, and abdicated Play; Nonsense...
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The poetical works of Alexander Pope. Revised and arranged expressly for the ...

Alexander Pope, William Charles Macready - 1849 - 392 pages
...dash'd it on the ground, Sinking from thought to thought, a vast profound ! Plunged for his sense, but found no bottom there, Yet wrote and flounder'd on, in mere despair. Round him much embryo, much abortion lay, Much future ode, and abdicated play ; Nonsense precipitate,...
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The Poetical Works of Alexander Pope: With a Life, Volume 3

Alexander Pope - 1859
...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. Round him much embryo, much abortion lay, Much future ode, and abdicated play ; Nonsense precipitate,...
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The poetical works of Alexander Pope, with a life, by A. Dyce, Volume 3

Alexander Pope - 1863
...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. Round him much embryo, much abortion lay, Much future ode, and abdicated play ; Nonsense precipitate,...
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