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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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Beauties of the British Poets ...

George Croly - 1850 - 395 pages
...you no more ! Why did I write 1 What sin to me unknown Dipped 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 disoheyed : The Muse but served to ease '<ome friend, not To help me through this long Disease, my...
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The Poetical Works of Alexander Pope, Esq: To which is Prefixed the Life of ...

Alexander Pope - 1850 - 484 pages
...thousand years ago. Why did I write ? 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 hsp'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 National Magazine: Devoted to Literature, Art, and Religion, Volume 13

Abel Stevens, James Floy - 1858
...Charlotte had to be thankful for such a letter. If she did write poetry, she might truly say with Pope, ' I left no calling for this idle trade, No duty broke, no father disobeyed.' Indeed it was because she wished it to be not " an idle trade" that she wrote. Southey, however, gravely...
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The Works of the British Poets, Selected and Chronologically Arranged ...

1852
...three thousand years ago. Why did I write ' what sin to me unknown Dipp'd me in ink, my parents', or my p * p * 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 Miscellaneous Works, Volume 2

William Hazlitt - 1854
...Arbuthnot : "Why did I write1! What sin to me unknown Dipp'd me in ink, my parents' or my own 1 Aa 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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Beauties of the British Poets, with a Few Introd. Observations

George Croly (Rev., ed) - 1854
...and you no more ! Why did I write ? 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 in numbers, for the numbers came : [ left no calling for this idle trade, No duty broke, no father disobeyed : The Muse but served to...
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I’ll Tell You a Tale: An Anthology

J. Frank Dobie - 1981 - 378 pages
...cabinetmaker" coming trippingly from the tongue of Thomas Sheraton, or "born historian" from Gibbon. As yet a child, nor yet a fool to fame, I lisped in numbers, for the numbers came, but Alexander Pope would have been the last to call himself a "born poet." I cannot call myself a "born...
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Narrative Transvestism: Rhetoric and Gender in the Eighteenth-century ...

Madeleine Kahn - 1991 - 172 pages
...similarly ambiguous thing: Why did I write? what sin to me unknown Dipt me in Ink, my Parents' or my own? As yet a Child, nor yet a Fool to Fame, I lispt in Numbers, for the Numbers came. I left no Calling for this idle trade, No Duty broke, no Father...
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The Columbia Granger's Dictionary of Poetry Quotations

Edith P. Hazen - 1992 - 1132 pages
...OxBoLi; PoE; PoEL-3; SCV 13 Why did I write? what sin to me unknown Dipp'd me in ink, my parents', or my ; PoE; PoRA; PPP; TrCP; TrGrPo; WeW; WGRP; WiR lisp'd in numbers, for the numbers came. 14 The Muse but served to ease some friend, not wife, To help...
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Selected Poetry

Alexander Pope - 1998 - 226 pages
...sure you let me know Great Homer died three thousand years ago. Dipped me in ink, my parents', or my own? As yet a child, nor yet a fool to fame, I lisped...this idle trade, No duty broke, no father disobeyed. 130 The Muse but served to ease some friend, not wife, To help me through this long disease, my life,...
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