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" He, who still wanting, though he lives on theft, Steals much, spends little, yet has nothing left : And he, who now to sense, now nonsense leaning, Means not, but blunders round about a meaning... "
The Poetical Works - Page 107
by Alexander Pope - 1828
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The Poetical Works of Alexander Pope: With Memoir, Critical ..., Volume 1

Alexander Pope - 1856 - 352 pages
...appear, And strains from hard-bound brains eight lines a year ; He who, still wanting, though he lives on theft, Steals much, spends little, yet has nothing...but blunders round about a meaning : And he, whose fustian 's so sublimely bad, It is not poetry, but prose run mad : 1 ' A Persian tale : ' Ambrose Philips...
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The Poetical Works of Alexander Pope: With Memoir, Critical ..., Volume 1

Alexander Pope, George Gilfillan - 1856 - 356 pages
...appear, And strains from hard-bound brains eight lines a year ; He who, still wanting, though he lives on theft, Steals much, spends little, yet has nothing...but blunders round about a meaning : And he, whose fustian 's so sublimely bad, It is not poetry, but prose run mad : 1 A Persian tale : ' Ambrose...
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The Williams Quarterly, Volumes 4-5

Universities and colleges - 1857 - 816 pages
...editor of the Quarterly sends us a printed report of a speech delivered by an AB, of the class of '57, " Who now to sense, now nonsense leaning, Means not, but blunders round about a meaning." We give a part of one or two of the best sentences : — " It is to a heavenly and not an earthly tribunal,...
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Works ...

Leigh Hunt - 1859 - 550 pages
...pastorals renown, Who turns a Persian tale for half-a-crown ;n He, who still wanting, though he lives on theft, Steals much, spends little, yet has nothing...How did they fume, and stamp, and roar, and chafe, . Aud swear nut Addison himself was safe. Peace to all such ! But were there one whose firef True genius...
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The Poetical Works of Alexander Pope

Alexander Pope - English poetry - 1859 - 506 pages
...And strains, from hard-bound brains, eight lines year ; He, who still wanting, though he lives on the ram, the father of the Hock. No sooner freed,...enclosure past, First I release myself, my fellows ie not poetry, but prose run mod : All these, my modest satire bade translate*, And own'd that nine...
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The Poetical Works of Alexander Pope

Alexander Pope - 1860 - 542 pages
...And strains, from hard-bound brains, eight lines a year ; He, who still wanting, though he lives on theft, Steals much, spends little, yet has nothing...but blunders round about a meaning : And he, whose fuslian's so sublimely bad, It is not poetry, but prose run mad : All these my modest satire bade translate,...
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Poetical Works: To which is Prefixed a Life of the Author

Alexander Pope - 1860 - 632 pages
...appoir, And strains from hard-bound brains eight lines n year Me who, still wanting, though he live* on theft, "**^ Steals much, spends little, yet has nothing left: And he, who. now to sense, now nonsense leanir.g. Means not, but blenders round about a meaning ; And he, whose fustian's so sublimely bad,...
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A lecture on wit, humour, and pathos

Benjamin Lambert - Humor in literature - 1861 - 62 pages
...blunders round about a meaning ; And he whose fustian 's so sublimely bad, It is not poetry, but prote run mad ; All these my modest satire bade translate,...that nine such poets made a Tate. How did they fume, aud stamp, and roar, and chafe, And swear not Addison himself wag safe ! Peace to all such ! But were...
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A manual of English literature

Thomas Arnold - 1862 - 452 pages
...productions of the human intellect — after lashing the minor poets of the day, all whom — " his modest satire bade translate, And own'd that nine such poets made a Tate " — the poet proceeds to strike at higher game : — " Peace to all such ! but were there one whose...
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The poetical works of Alexander Pope, with life of the author and notes by J ...

Alexander Pope - 1867 - 628 pages
...And strains, from hard-bound brains, eight lines a year ; He, who still wanting, though he lives on theft, Steals much, spends little, yet has nothing...but blunders round about a meaning ; And he, whose fustian 's so sublimely bad, It is not poetry, but prose run mad : All these, my modest satire bade...
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