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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 Poetical Works of Alexander Pope

1867
...dash'd it on the ground, Sinking from thought to thought, a vast profound I Plunged for his sense, but found no bottom there, Yet wrote and flounder'd on, in mere despair. Bound 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 life of the author and notes by J ...

Alexander Pope - 1867 - 526 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. 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, ed. with notes and intr. memoir by A.W ...

Alexander Pope - 1869
...dash'd it on the ground, Sinking from thought to thought *, a vast profound 1 Plung'd for his sense, but found no bottom there ; Yet wrote and flounder'd on in mere despair. no Round him much Embryo, much Abortion lay 6, Much future Ode, and abdicated Play ; Nonsense...
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POPE, SELECTED POEMS; THE ESSAY ON CRITICISM; THE MORAL ESSAYS; THE DUNCIAD

THOMAS ARNOLD - 1876
...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 Poets Laureate of England: Being a History of the Office of Poet ...

Walter Hamilton - Poets laureate - 1879 - 308 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. A. POPE. " THE DUNCIAD." * Colley Cibber. POPE ON THE LAURELS. THE following burlesque account...
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The Poetical Works of Alexander Pope: With Memoir and Notes

Alexander Pope - 1899 - 485 pages
...dash'd it on the ground, Sinking from thought to thought, a vast profound t 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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Longman's Handbook of English Literature

Robert McWilliam - 1900 - 608 pages
...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. But soon the Goddess of Dulness enters with all her train, and chooses Gibber to be King of...
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Alexander Pope

Yasmine Gooneratne - Literary Criticism - 1976 - 149 pages
...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. Round him much Embryo, much Abortion lay, Much future Ode, and abdicated Play; Nonsense precipitate,...
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More Solid Learning: New Perspectives on Alexander Pope's Dunciad

Catherine Ingrassia, Claudia N. Thomas - Poetry - 2000 - 254 pages
...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. Round him much Embryo, much Abortion lay, Much future Ode, and abdicated Play; Nonsense precipitate,...
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More Solid Learning: New Perspectives on Alexander Pope's Dunciad

Catherine Ingrassia, Claudia N. Thomas - Poetry - 2000 - 254 pages
...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. Round him much Embryo, much Abortion lay, Much future Ode, and abdicated Play; Nonsense precipitate,...
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