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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 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 ! 610 Such shameless bards we have ; and yet 'tis true, There are as mad,...With loads of learned lumber in his head, With his owii tongue still edifies his ears, And always listening to himself appears. All books he reads, and...
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A Collection of Familiar Quotations: With Complete Indices of Authors and ...

John Bartlett - Quotations - 1856 - 358 pages
...Men must be taught as if you taught them not, And things unknown proposed as things forgot. Line 53. The bookful blockhead, ignorantly read, With loads of learned lumber in his head. Line 66. For fools rush in where angels fear to tread. Ode on Solitude. Thus let me live, unseen, unknown,...
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The Journal of Jurisprudence, Volume 1

Law - 1857
...progress of mind from the heavy tome of learned disquisitions, such as by the poet described — " The bookful blockhead, ignorantly read, With loads of learned lumber in his head." Next, learning took a more discursive form, and percolated through the British Essayists. On the fall...
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Modern English Literature: Its Blemishes and Defects

Henry Hegart Breen - English language - 1857 - 307 pages
...almost every line : — " But, absorbed as he was with his studies, "Whethamstede was not a mere ' — Bookful blockhead, ignorantly read, With loads of learned lumber in his head.' It is true, he was an inveterate reader, amorously inclined towards vellum tomes and illuminated parchments,...
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The Poetical Works of Alexander Pope: With a Life, Volume 2

Alexander Pope - 1859
...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 poetical works of lord Byron, with life

George Gordon N. Byron (6th baron.) - 1859 - 576 pages
...kitten, and cry mew ! Than one of these same metre ballad-mongers." — SHARSFEARE. " Such shameless bards we have ; and yet 'tis true, There are as mad, abandon'd crities too." — POPE. PREFACE. ALL my friends, learned and unlearned, have urged me not to publish...
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Poetical Works: To which is Prefixed a Life of the Author

Alexander Pope - 1860
...sense, And rhyme with all the rage of impotence! Such shameless bards we have: and yet 'tis true, 610 There are as mad, abandon'd critics too. The bookful...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 Poetical Works of Alexander Pope

Alexander Pope - 1860 - 485 pages
...the rage of impotence. Such shameless bards we have ; and yet 'tis true, There are as mad, abandon' 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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The poetical works of lord Byron, with illustr. by K. Halswelle

George Gordon N. Byron (6th baron.) - 1861
...a kitten, and cry mew ! Than one of these same metre ballad-mongers." SHAKSPEARE. " Such shameless bards we have ; and yet 'tis true. There are as mad, abandon'd critics too." POPE. PREFACE TO THE THIRD EDITION. ALL my friends, learned and unlearned, have urged mo not to publish,...
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The poetical works of Alexander Pope, with a life, by A. Dyce, Volume 2

Alexander Pope - 1863
...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 liis ears, And always listening to himself appears. ťAH books he reads, and all he reads...
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