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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... "
Eclectic Magazine: Foreign Literature - Page 425
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Literary Lives: Biography and the Search for Understanding

David Ellis - 2000 - 195 pages
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The Artist on the Artist

Harry Guest - 2000 - 462 pages
...dogged him all his life: 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 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 Making of the English Literary Canon: From the Middle Ages to the Late ...

Trevor Ross, Trevor Thornton Ross - 2000 - 400 pages
...pathological infantile ictus: 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 lisp'd in Numbers, for the Numbers came. (125-8) Unlike what infects the decentred, situational selves...
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Saving from the Wreck: Essays on Poetry

Peter Porter - 2001 - 202 pages
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The Origins of English Words: A Discursive Dictionary of Indo-European Roots

Joseph Twadell Shipley - 2001 - 672 pages
...nonage until Waller came." Pope, in his Epistle to Dr. Arbuthnot (1735), boasted: As yet a child, not yet a fool to fame, I lisped in numbers, for the numbers came. [See quotation under kob. ] In America, Longfellow began one of his best-known poems with the words...
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British Writers: Retrospective supplement, Volume 1

Jay Parini - 2002 - 475 pages
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The Oxford Illustrated Companion to Medicine

...DrArbuthnot, gave this answer: Why did I write? What sin to use unknown Dipt me in Ink, my Parent's, 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 Cambridge Companion to Eighteenth-Century Poetry

John Sitter - 2001 - 298 pages
...subject only to timeless truth: 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 lisp'd in Numbers, for the Numbers came . . . Not Fortune's Worshipper, nor Fashion's Fool, Nor Lucre's...
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The Manufacturers of Literature: Writing and the Literary Marketplace in ...

George Justice - 2002 - 281 pages
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The Rape of the Lock and Other Poems

Alexander Pope - 2003 - 280 pages
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