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" The bookful blockhead, ignorantly read, With loads of learned lumber in his head, With his own tongue still edifies his ears, And always list'ning to himself appears. "
Miscellaneous Poems and Translations: By Several Hands. Particularly, I ... - Page 60
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The works of Alexander Pope, with notes and illustrations, by ..., Volume 2

Alexander Pope - 1847
...out the last dull droppings of their sense, And rhyme with all the rage of Impotence. Such shameless Bards we have ; and yet, 'tis true, There are as mad, abandon'd Critics too. 611 The bookful blockhead, ignorantly read, With loads of learned lumber in his head, With his own...
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The poetical works of Alexander Pope. Revised and arranged expressly for the ...

Alexander Pope, William Charles Macready - 1849 - 392 pages
...out the last dull droppings of their sense, And rhyme with all the rage of impotence. Such shameless bards we have ; and yet 'tis true, There are as mad,...of learned lumber in his head, With his own tongue still edifies his ears, And always listening to himself appears. All books he reads, and all he reads...
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The Yale Literary Magazine, Volume 14

1849
...well as intrinsic value, I should doubtless have notably illustrated Pope's alliterative couplet. " The bookful blockhead, ignorantly read, With loads of learned lumber in his head." As it was, I ingorged with anacondine voracity innumerable writings, of which I had no glimmering comprehension,...
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The Poetical Works of Alexander Pope, Esq: To which is Prefixed the Life of ...

Alexander Pope - 1850 - 484 pages
...nine of impotence! Such shameless bards we have: and yet 'tis true, G10 There are as mad, abaudon'd critics too. The bookful blockhead, ignorantly read,...of learned lumber in his head, With his own tongue still edifies his ears, And always listening to himself appears. All books he reads, and all he reads...
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Aunt Jane's grammar

miss Elizabeth Warren - English language - 1850 - 84 pages
...The beginning two or more words with the same letter, to give them a sort of rhyming consonance. " The bookful blockhead, ignorantly read, With loads of learned lumber in his head." — Pope. Walker's Dictionary. BLANK VERSE. Blank verse is without rhyme ; it generally consists of...
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The Poetical Works of Alexander Pope, Volume 2

Alexander Pope - 1851
...out the last dull droppings of their sense, And rhyme with all the rage of impotence. Such shameless bards we have ; and yet 'tis true There are as mad...ignorantly read, With loads of learned lumber in his head, i With his own tongue still edifies his ears, And always listening to himself appears. All books he...
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Guy's new speaker, selections of poetry and prose from the best writers in ...

Joseph Guy - 1852
...race, As, after stumbling, jades will mend their pace. Such shameless bards we have ; and yet 't is true, There are as mad, abandon'd critics too. The...of learned lumber in his head, With his own tongue still edifies his ears, And always listening to himself appears. All books he reads, and all he reads...
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Studies from the English poets

George Frederick Graham - English literature - 1852 - 519 pages
...rage of impotence ! so Such shameless bards we have ; and yet, 'tis true, There are as mad, abandoned critics too. The bookful blockhead, ignorantly read,...of learned lumber in his head, With his own tongue still edifies his ears, 55 And always listening to himself appears. All books he reads, and all he...
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A cyclopędia of poetical quotations, arranged by H.G. Adams

Cyclopaedia - 1853 - 733 pages
...had, with greater ease; And, with its everlasting clack, Set all men's ears upon the rack. Butler. The bookful blockhead, ignorantly read, With loads...of learned lumber in his head, With his own tongue still edifies his ears, And always listenmg to himself appears. Pope. Is there a man of an eternal...
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The Poetical Works of Alexander Pope: With Memoir, Critical ..., Volume 1

Alexander Pope, George Gilfillan - English poetry - 1856
...the last dull droppings of their sense, And rhyme with all the rage of impotence ! eio Such shameless bards we have ; and yet 'tis true, There are as mad,...of learned lumber in his head, With his own tongue still edifies his ears, And always listening to himself appears. All books he reads, and all he reads...
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