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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 Dipt me in ink, my parents... "
The Eclectic Magazine: Foreign Literature - Page 432
1847
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Select Works of the British Poets: In a Chronological Series from Ben Jonson ...

John Aikin - 1841 - 807 pages
...parents', or my own ? As yet a child, nor yet a fool to Fame, 1 lisp'd in numbers, for the numbers came. 1 left no calling for this idle trade, No duty broke, no father disobey'd ; The Muse but serv'd to ease some friend, not wife ; To help me through this long disease,...
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Select Works of the British Poets, in a Chronological Series from Ben Jonson ...

John Aikin - 1843 - 807 pages
...unknown Dipp'd me in ink, my parents', or my own '! As yet a child, nor yet a fuol to Fame, I lisp'd disobey'd ; The Muse but serv'd to ease some friend, not wife ; To help me through this long disease,...
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Lectures on the English Comic Writers

William Hazlitt - 1845 - 222 pages
...to Arbuthnot : " Why did I write 1 What sin to me unknown Dipp'd me in ink, my parents' or my own 7 As yet a child, nor yet a fool to fame, I lisped in...calling for this idle trade, No duty broke, no father disobey'd : The muse but serv'd to ease some friend, not wife, To help me through this long disease,...
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Lectures on the English Comic Writers

William Hazlitt - 1845 - 222 pages
...Arbuthnot: " Why did I write 1 What sin to me unknown Dipp'd me in ink, my parents' or my own 1 At yet a child, nor yet a fool to fame, I lisped in numbers,...calling for this idle trade, No duty broke, no father disobey'd : The muse but serv'd to ease some friend, not wife, To help me through this long disease,...
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The Cabinet Portrait Gallery of British Worthies, Volumes 9-12

1846
...sixteen was very nearly as good as it is now." He has said, in his ' Epistle to Arbuthnot :' — " As yet a child, nor yet a fool to fame, I lisped in...this idle trade, No duty broke, no father disobeyed." He told Spence that he had begun writing verses farther back than he could well remember. When he was...
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D'Aubigne, and His Writings :#cwith a Sketch of the Life of the Author, by ...

Jean Henri Merle d'Aubigné - 1847 - 308 pages
...AUTHOR OF " VELASCO, A TKAOEDY," &c. ION ; IN FIVE ACTS BY THOMAS NOON TALFOURD SERGEANT AT LAW. •" I left no calling for this idle trade, No duty broke, no father disobeyed." FROM THE AOTHOH'S LATEST EDITION. With the Stage Directions, Descriptions of Costumes, &e. NEW-YORK...
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The Life and Poetical Works of the Rev. George Crabbe

George Crabbe - 1847 - 587 pages
...have pursued the study of that fertile literature with such distinguished success."— SoUTHEV.] 1 [" I left no calling for this idle trade, No duty broke, no father disobey'd.'1 — POPE.] 9ö who was solicitous for my more essential interests, as well as benevolently...
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The works of Alexander Pope, with notes and illustrations, by ..., Volume 4

Alexander Pope - 1847
...thousand years ago. Why did I write ? what sin to me unknown 125 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. I left no calling for this idle trade, No duty broke, no father...
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The Beauties of the British Poets: With a Few Introductory Observations...

George Croly - 1849 - 395 pages
...and you no more ! Why did I write 1 What sin to me unknown Dipped me in ink, — my parents', or my own ? As yet a child, nor yet a fool to fame, I lisped...disobeyed : The Muse but served to ease some friend, not wi<> To help me through this long Disease, my life, To second, Arbuthnot ! thy an and care, And teach...
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The poetical works of Alexander Pope. Revised and arranged expressly for the ...

Alexander Pope, William Charles Macready - 1849 - 392 pages
...Market and Butcher Row. Why did I write 1 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. I left no calling for this idle trade, No duty broke, no father...
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